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HANJ Annual Meeting

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HANJ was pleased to present a few of our outstanding volunteers with the following awards at our Annual Meeting on May 19th.

Benefactor Award

Presented to: The Cepeda Family

This year’s Benefactor Award was presented to a family who has supported the HANJ for many years.  If you have been to our fundraising events, you surely have seen this family rev up the crowd and get the energy going.  Harry, Milibet, and Omar Cepeda have been the MC and DJ at our Walk/Run, Casino Night, Summer Camp Wellness, and countless other events.  The Cepeda Family is always willing to support not only the HANJ but their fellow community members.

Humanitarian Award

Presented to: Dr. Gary McClain

This year’s Humanitarian Award was presented to one of our Mental Health Committee members.   Dr. Gary McClain authors bi-weekly blogs for HANJ intended to address issues particular to the bleeding disorders community.  He is a psychotherapist, patient advocate, blogger, and author, specializing in helping clients deal with the emotional impact of chronic and life-threatening illnesses, as well as their families and professional caregivers. Gary has also volunteered as a speaker for several mental health and education programs and initiatives.

Special Award

Presented to: Nick Miller

This year’s Special Award was presented to Nick Miller.  Nick is a valued volunteer and contributor to HANJ.  He is the Co-Chair of the Dennis Keelty Memorial Golf Classic and, as such, he is responsible for making tournament-related decisions in collaboration with other Golf Tournament Committee members. Nick has also been instrumental in connecting HANJ to speakers and education opportunities to facilitate the community’s unmet needs.

Unsung Hero Award

Presented to: Jason Springer

This year’s Unsung Hero Award was presented to Jason Springer.  Jason has been our webmaster, communications and email advisor, and trusted extension of our association.  Jason Springer came on board as a volunteer in 2016, where he was tasked with the undertaking of completely overhauling our website.  Since launching the new website, Jason has not left our side, often communicating with the HANJ staff daily to ensure that our communication with the public and our community is effective and current.

👉Click here to read about our 2022 Scholarship recipients.

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May 19
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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