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2022 Whole Health Hero Award

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) has been selected as a recipient of the Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards.

The awards were created to honor 25 Capital Region individuals and companies who are helping to improve the health, socio-economic levels, and overall quality of life in the area, and who “reflect the dedication of Empire BlueCross to improving the health of every single New Yorker and maintaining the vitality of our great state.”

BGCCA CEO Justin Reuter says "We are incredibly grateful for this recognition from Empire BlueCross of the critical services Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area provides in Albany and Rensselaer Counties."

The event was accepted by a group of BGCCA staff members at Loft 433 in Troy, NY (pictured).

Other award recipients included:

The Pride Center of the Capital Region

The United Way of the Greater Capital Region

University at Albany President Havidán Rodríguez

Ruth Leslie, regional planning lead at Albany Medical Center

Pamela Schorr, regional director of rehabilitation at Gem Rehab

Jeff Buell, principal at Redburn Development Partners

Jahkeen Hoke, CEO of Business for Good

State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU)

Laurie Malone, nurse clinician at Albany Medical Center

Colonie Senior Service Centers

KIPP Albany

Annmarie Lanesey, founder of AlbanyCanCode

Clark House Hospitality

Trinity Alliance and the 518SNUG program

The Free Food Fridge Association

Centro Civico

The SEAT Center

Joseph’s House & Shelter

Parks & Trails New York

Chris Graber, CEO of CDChoices

Susan Waters, director of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Kim Siciliano, CEO of YWCA of Northeastern New York

Raymond A. Keyser, owner of Claverack Pump Service Dr. Roger Ramsammy, Hudson Valley Community College President


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