2016-12-16 / Community

RotaCare honors 13 Champions for Families


Honoree, Dr. Raj Patel, friend and George Solomon, RotaCare Board Honoree, Dr. Raj Patel, friend and George Solomon, RotaCare Board On November 17th RotaCare, was pleased to recognize thirteen of Long Island’s top advocates for healthy families. The “Class of 2016” Champions for Families are an impressive group, Margery Clayton, John M. Conry, Pharm.D., Nicole S. Forchelli, Esq., Emily F. Franchina, Esq., Julian Giaquinto, Dennis Greeley, Maureen MacKenzie, PHR, Ph.D., Gary Nielsen, Esq., Dr. Raj Patel, Jean and Thomas Rollauer, Helmut Schuler, Wendy Walsh-DeMaria and Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

For 24 years, RotaCare has served to make Long Island’s most marginalized families stronger and healthier by assisting with healthcare challenges. Says RotaCare Board President Mary Beth Welsh, “The money raised at Champions for Families will help us ensure that patients who have no where else to go can access quality primary health care in a setting that offers dignity and respect.”


Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy, RotaCare Marketing Director, Dr. Kathleen Lamaute, Past President, Maureen MacKenzie, Ph.D., Molloy College and Mary Beth Welsh, RotaCare Board President Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy, RotaCare Marketing Director, Dr. Kathleen Lamaute, Past President, Maureen MacKenzie, Ph.D., Molloy College and Mary Beth Welsh, RotaCare Board President Annually, RotaCare has 2,400 patient visits, is staffed by 100+ volunteers who offer 14,000 volunteer service hours and provide $4 million dollars worth of free services. The staff works to achieve early identification of risk factors to help prevent disease and the complications that may require hospitalization and costlier care. This approach keeps patients out of the hospital, minimizes use of emergency rooms, and enhances medication and treatment compliance. RotaCare is supported generously from local Rotary clubs, businesses, organizations and individuals.

For more information, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.RotaCareNY. org or phone 516-539-9834.



RotaCare Clincial Director, Pat McTigue and Margery Clayton, R.C. Administrator RotaCare Clincial Director, Pat McTigue and Margery Clayton, R.C. Administrator

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