January 19, 2022

2021 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Each December, we recognize the dedication of our volunteers with a holiday party and awards ceremony. Though the festivities had to be hosted online this year, the event was nonetheless a heart-warming reminder of just how incredible our volunteers are. A definite plus side of holding a virtual event was that we were joined by volunteers across the country! The launch of our telehealth services means that interpreters can volunteer from anywhere they call home. We’re so excited and grateful for the ability to expand our volunteer community.

Our award-winners beautifully expressed the impact that volunteering at CommunityHealth has on the lives of not only our patients, but volunteers themselves. The full event is available to view via our Youtube channel, or if you’d like to skip to a particular award, feel free to follow the links below.

Once again, on behalf of CommunityHealth staff and more importantly CommunityHealth patients, I want to extend a huge thank you to our entire volunteer team. We would not be here without you.

Clinic Volunteer of the Year – Polish Interpreter
Sylwia Balata

Clinic Volunteer of the Year – Spanish Interpreter
Eric Miranda

Clinic Volunteer of the Year – Triage
Dan Sloboda

Clinic Volunteer of the Year – Lab
Terros Dilworth

Dental Volunteer of the Year
Ella West-Pelak

Fundraiser of the Year
Northwestern IT

Health Education Volunteer of the Year
Sergio Gonzalez

Medical Student Volunteer of the Year
Gabriela Betancourt

Pharmacy Volunteer of the Year
Laura Licari

Preceptor of the Year
Dr. Ema Dzaka-Dizdarevic

Volunteer Primary Care Provider of the Year
Amy Milroy, NP

Resident Physician of the Year
Dr. Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Volunteer Specialist of the Year
Dr. Eileen Murphy

Ilene Goodman Award
Mary Bianchi Harrington, NP