BCHN Celebrates Patients, Partners & More at Recognition Dinner

  The 2019 BCHN Community Health Champions Recognition Dinner was held on November 7 in the McGinley Center on the campus of Fordham University.    Eric Nieves hosted this year's event (the 14th!), which celebrated patient success stories, and dedicated community partners and stakeholders.   

Pictured above are BCHN Board of Directors president Zahra Elmekkawy, and Board members Marjorie A. Cadogan, Robin Bethea, Charles Barnett, Sandra Piggee and Richard Thomas. 

Below are the 2019 honorees: 

Patient Health Champions  
Zulema Rosario Diabetes Prevention Program, Patient Walking Group
(pictured with health educator Nereyda Franco, community health worker Rosemarie Archilla and University Avenue Family Practice operations manager Marisol Nixon)

Shannon Wright - Healthy Start Program
(pictured with community health worker Michelle Forrester and Williamsbridge Family Practice operations manager Appolonie Essomba)

Eastern Russell - Blood Pressure Monitoring Program
(pictured with community health worker Verona Lee-Alcid)

Ercilia Ramirez - Diabetes Prevention Program, Patient Walking Group
(pictured with community health worker Pedro Gonzalez)

Community Health Center Leadership Awards 

Dr. Andrea Rich
(pictured with BCHN chief medical officer Dr. Jay Izes and director of programs Tashi Chodon)  

Joy Minaya
(pictured with BCHN community health worker Crystal Ramos and community health worker supervisor Patrizia Bernard) 

Community Partner Awards 
Bay Eden Senior Center
(awarded prior to the ceremony)
Fordham Plaza Public Safety
(Chief Samuel Rosa pictured with BCHN community health worker Matthew Carrion and community health programs developer Renee Whiskey)

Part of the Solution (POTS)
(Christopher Minaya, Ann Marie Macdonald, Josef Aguilar and Theresa Havelka)

University Neighborhood Housing Program
(James Buckley, Sanford Hoang and Catherine Clarke)