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2011 Environmental Champions



Rana Awwad


For championing recycling in her lab.

Margaret Bernier


For championing the work of the sustainability committee by creating a quarterly report card on the front of the portal that shares their work with the whole community.

Chris Casey    

Public Safety

For championing the use of bicycles for commuting by advocating for the installation of additional bicycle racks in safe well-lit locations

David Clough    

Support Services

For championing the reduction of our shuttle's carbon footprint by ensuring the success of the consolidated MASCO shuttle.

Dan Dancause, Will Decaneas and Wei Shi


For championing a reduction in the use of hazardous chemicals in the research labs.

Tyrone Dell


For championing a reduction in our energy footprint through the use of innovative technologies at the main data center.

Jose DePina

Bowdoin St.

For championing and ensuring the successful implementation of a variety of sustainability initiatives at Bowdoin Street Health Center.

Chrissie DiNardo & Janet Forbes Scott


For championing recycling both in the OR/PACU and across the medical center.

 Anderson Eugene   


For ensuring the success of the cath lab's recycling program.

Laurie Feldman    


For championing recycling and mercury reduction in her lab.

Tanyah Gray


For championing metal recycling and furniture reuse across the medical center.

Kraig Kissinger

Cardiac MRI

For championing recycling in his department and Styrofoam reduction in the cafeteria.

Kelly Lawman


For her tireless work in helping the sustainability committee effectively communicate the goals of programs through her filmwork and the implementation of a communications plan.

Rolando Linares

Materials Mgt.

For championing wood recycling across the medical center.

Michael Melville    


For ensuring the success of the East campus single stream recycling program.

Willa Jean Menz


For championing recycling and waste reduction initiatives in the Cardiovascular ICU.

Denise Monks

Radiation Oncology

For championing both recycling and waste reduction initiatives in the Radiation Oncology Department.

John Pagani    


For championing a significant energy reduction project in the Center for Life Sciences.

Kim Rosen


For championing recycling, waste reduction and a variety of other green initiatives in the OB unit.

Sheryl Smith    


For championing recycling in the Gastro Intestinal procedure areas.

Patrick Thomas    


For championing and ensuring the success of multiple sustainability initiatives, while overseeing our vendor contracts.

Carol Zagzoug    

Food Services

For championing and successfully implementing composting on the East Campus.