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MANAGEMENT HONOREE: Travis Heider

Diabetes is about to become the nation’s next great health epidemic, and Travis Heider will not let that happen without a fight.   As executive director of the American Diabetes Association of Upstate New York, Heider has spearheaded a number ...

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2013 Healthcare Services Directory

Alternative Health Care/Wellness Centers AAIR Research Center (Clinical trials with investigational medication for people with allergic, respiratory, immunologic and rheumatic conditions) 300 Meridian Centre, Suite 305 Rochester, N.Y. 14618 Contact: John Condemi M.D. 442-1980 / Fax: 442-1585 Email: research@aair.info Website: ...

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PHYSICIAN HONOREE: James Wood M.D.

James Mossgraber, vice president and general manager for T&T Materials Inc., will never forget his interactions with James Wood M.D., medical director for Lifetime Care Hospice in Monroe, Wayne and Seneca counties.   Mossgraber’s 92-year-old mother was terminally ill, and ...

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MANAGEMENT HONOREE: Richard Gangemi M.D.

In almost every way that Rochester General Health System has grown beyond its walls in the last 40 years, Richard Gangemi has been there.   The administrator was called on to lead many of the system’s major initiatives, with a ...

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INNOVATION HONOREE: Tamra West

Tamra West’s design for the AliMed Trendelenburg Stabilizer looks simple enough. Put together a draw sheet, foam padding, some straps and Velcro, and there you have it.   Yet the ease of design does not tell the story of the ...

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SPECIAL NEEDS HONOREE: Daniel Charcholla

Even Daniel Charcholla’s voicemail message is friendly: "Hi, you know the drill. Toodle-oo!"   As recreation director for DePaul Community Services, a position he has held for nearly 33 years, Charcholla is known for his larger-than-life personality. The folks served ...

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SPECIAL NEEDS HONOREE: Richard Speisman DDS

On weekends during the summer, Richard Speisman DDS enjoys boating on Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario. But on hot summer days, he also can be found attending local health fairs and providing dental screenings for inner-city children.   Speisman, chief ...

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NURSE HONOREE: Mel Callan

Mel Callan’s professional pursuits ultimately come down to helping patients.   "Nursing is patient-centered, influenced by culture, spiritual beliefs, family systems and the environment in which one is raised," says Callan, a nurse practitioner at Highland Family Medicine, a department ...

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INNOVATION HONOREE: Jude Sauer M.D.

When most people look at medical devices, they see tools that perform a function intended to heal people.   Jude Sauer M.D. sees the same thing. However, like Michelangelo with art or Spielberg with a film camera, Sauer also looks ...

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SENIOR CARE HONOREE: Patricia Bomba M.D.

It is a weekday morning in mid-February, and Patricia Bomba M.D. is about to board a plane.   The vice president and medical director of geriatrics for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has spent a few days in California, representing New York ...

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2013 Best of the Web Awards

Much has changed in the online world since the Rochester Business Journal launched its annual Best of the Web competition in 1996 to spotlight the top online efforts among area businesses.   Yet the original idea of the competition remains ...

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Wage discrimination: A bread-and-butter problem

Nearly 1 billion women are expected to enter the workforce in the next decade, reports show. The surge is predicted to improve both gender equality and global economic growth.   Yet while women hold nearly half of today’s jobs and ...

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Program fosters passion for leadership in young women

Nurturing and supporting young women in the Greater Rochester area who aspire to become our future leaders has been one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. In an effort to promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced ...

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Athena Award Selection Committee

Linda Becker President, Healthcare Benefits Network Paul Burgett Vice president, senior advisor to the president and university dean, University of Rochester Peter Carpino President, United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. Lauren Dixon CEO, Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. Hilda Escher President ...

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Previous Athena Award Recipients

2012: Judith Ford Baumhauer M.D. University of Rochester Medical Center 2011: Kitty Van Bortel Van Bortel Ford, Van Bortel Subaru and Van Bortel Used Car Center 2010: Jennifer Leonard Rochester Area Community Foundation 2009: Holly Hillberg Johnson and Johnson 2008: ...

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