Annual Awards of Excellence

Thank you for submitting your nominations to ACHIEVA for its 2018 Annual Awards of Excellence at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Sheraton, Station Square, Pittsburgh.

Congratulations to the 2018 honorees:

Advocacy - Mary Anderson Hartley

Marsha S. Blanco Excellence in Community Leadership - Nancy Thaler

Community Awareness - Sean and Mandi Casey - Miracle League of the South Hills

Employment - Oxford Development Company - Joseph G. Piccini, VP Property Management

Family Supports - Christina Abernethy

Legal Services - Carlson Lynch Sweet Kipela & Carpenter

Yvonne Zanos Excellence in Media - Jennifer Szweda Jordan - Unabridged Press

Professional Service - Dr. Robert Arnhold, Ph.D. - Slippery Rock University

Joe Ott Award - Brian Long, Chairman, Seubert & Associates

Tony Leech Award - Lydia Wert

Sattler Humanitarian Award - Michael Dever, Esq.

Should you wish to receive an invitation, please contact Peggie Watson at 412.995.5000 x420 or pwatson@achieva.info.

ACHIEVA strives to support and empower individuals with disabilities and their families, making it our mission to create a community where disability is a distinction that makes no difference.  We make it our responsibility to encourage those in the community who advocate for the same mission as ACHIEVA. 

The 2017 honorees:

Excellence in Advocacy
PA Health Access Network (PHAN)

Excellence in Community Awareness
Bruce Sickler, President, American Airlines, Abilities Employee Business Resource Group

Excellence in Employment - Iron City Workplace Services (ICWS), Phil Sonnenklar, President

Excellence in Family Supports - Claudia Stoner and Grant Stoner

Excellence in Legal Services - Carol Horowitz, Esq., Disability Rights Pennsylvania

 

Excellence in Legislative - PA State Representative Dom Costa 

Yvonne Zanos Excellence in Media - Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, HBO Vice News (Accepted by Nancy Murray)

Excellence in Professional Service - Dr. Rory Cooper, Director, University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)

 

Excellence in Volunteerism - Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA)

Joe Ott Award - Chaz Kellem

Tony Leech Award - Paul Cline

Sattler Humanitarian Award - Beth Fulena, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic