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2012 Environmental Champions



Stacey Adamson

Rehab Services   

For championing waste reduction and green commuting in the PT department.

Paul Anderson


For donating over 30 tons of equipment in the last 3 years.

Cliff Ashley & Ernesto Gervino

CVI Stress Testing Lab

For saving 15-20 cases of paper per year by creating a standard form to summarize each patient's history

Mary Louise Ashur


For her commitment to reducing paper by relentlessly converting paper medical transactions to electronic ones.

Frank Benso

RA&A Animal Facilities

For saving over $30K per year in energy costs by redesigning the CLS cage washing system.

Andrea Bernhardy, Ernie Miller and Hernan Sanchez

Research North

For piloting and then successfully establishing a comprehensive single stream recycling program at Research North that recycles 39 tons per year.

Christine Faulkner

Emergency Department

For championing recycling in the Emergency Department.

Jen French    

Bowdoin Street

For expanding the scope of the  Bowdoin Street Healthy Champions program to include environmental issues in order to engage the next generation of environmental champions .

 Steve Grabow


For setting up and enthusiastically championing a pharmacy recycling program so comprehensive that it has resulted in a 1:1 ratio of recycling bins to trash barrels.

 Kevin Lincoln  


For championing and facilitating the hospital's conversion from bottle-fed coolers to filters.

Lorinda Longhi  


For enthusiastically championing recycling in the Microbiology lab by teaching others how to recycle correctly.

Misti Mullins and Tim Parritt


For creating and then championing a comprehensive 2 campus Radiology recycling program.

Rachel Sabbag

APG Orthopedics

For championing and encouraging a culture of recycling in her APG clinic.

Elizabeth Stokler


For championing recycling in Ophthalmology-- a Shapiro clinic that still requires employees to pull and transport their own recycling bags.

Hector Torres


For designing and implementing a reusable biohazard box program that has eliminated 4.2 tons of waste, to date.

Lucero Vega

Research Facilities

For voluntarily coordinating a program to reuse or donate surplus lab supplies.

Dee Woolley


For piloting and championing multiple green initiatives on her 3 floors