Momentum Magazine April 2019 Edition | Page 9

MEMBER NEWS The Wright Center Receives Grant The Wright Center for Community Health and The Wright Center for Maternal and Family Health Services were recently awarded a $500,000 grant from AllOne Foundation to support the organizations’ work within the community-based Healthy MOMS (Maternal Opiate Medical Support) Pregnancy-Recovery initiative. The Healthy MOMS program launched in 2018 with the goal of organizing regional players in the healthcare, legal and social services sectors to care for pre- and post-natal women with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and reduce their babies’ risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Dr. Jennifer Chen, a third-year Family Medicine resident with The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, recently organized a morning of service at the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen. In what has become an annual organizational tradition, team members and doctors from all Wright Center programs prepared and served lunch to more than 100 individuals within the Wyoming Valley community. Wells Fargo recently presented the Greater Scranton YMCA with a $2,500 check to support its 2019 “Healthy Kids Day” celebration, which is a national initiative by the YMCA to improve the health and well-being of children. “Healthy Kids Day” 2019 will be celebrated on April 27. Lianne Waller was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence at Wayne Bank. This award is presented to employees who show exceptional levels of dedication and service in their positions. Ms. Waller started her banking career in 2015 as a teller in the Honesdale Main Street Community Office and currently holds the position of Wealth Management Administrative Assistant. Kathy Casarin Named Penn State Scranton Alumni Society’s 2018 Alumna of the Year Kathy Casarin was recently recognized as the Penn State Scranton Alumni Society’s 2018 Alumna of the Year. Ms. Casarin began her studies at Penn State Scranton, where she was a student athlete for the women’s volleyball team and worked as a peer leader under the direction of Dr. Gail Keating. Additionally, she worked as an intern in Mercy Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation and public relations departments. She is a Lifetime Member of the Penn State Alumni Association and has served on various boards and committees at Penn State, including the Penn State Scranton Alumni Society for two terms as president; Penn State Scranton Advisory Board member; and Campaign Fund Committee member. In addition, she actively volunteers at numerous campus events and has served as chairperson for the Penn State Scranton Alumni Society’s annual James D. Gallagher Golf Tournament, for which she is a passionate fundraiser each year. • 9