Only one caregiver each year is honored with the National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award. Yet more than 2,975 compassionate caregivers have been recognized since 2008 by grateful patients and families who make a donation to the Schwartz Center in their name.

The Honor Your Caregiver program celebrates the thousands of acts of compassion, whether modest or exceptional, rendered every day by caregivers of all kinds.

By donating to the Schwartz Center, grateful patients express their gratitude while giving more people the opportunity to experience compassionate care.

Join us. We are leading a movement to bring more compassion to every patient-caregiver interaction. We help caregivers practice compassion every day. We honor caregivers for all acts of compassion whether large, small, heroic or humble.

Honor a compassionate caregiver with a donation to the Schwartz Center. We’ll add your caregiver’s name to our Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll, and for a gift of $100 or more, we will also send a Compassionate Caregiver certificate on your behalf. Make your thank you count! Join the movement to bring compassion to the heart of care.

Click here to make a donation and honor your caregiver. If you have any questions about giving, please contact Ahleum Morris at 617-724-0249 or

National Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll

Caregivers Honored January 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017


Caregivers receive a letter and certificate each time they are honored by a patient, family or colleague.

The Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll is updated in March of each year.

Howard Abromowitz, MD
Arvind Agnihotri, MD
Rae M. Allain, MD
Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD
Sora Al-Rowas, MD, MSc
Althea Angel, DMD
Debbie April
Stanley W. Ashley, MD
Geetha Athappilly, MD
Christopher Azzoli, MD
Harris P. Baden, MD
Dennis A. Balcom, LICSW
Matthew Bernstein, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton Inpatient Nurses
Michael F. Bierer, MD
Lynn Black
Mark Blackwood, MD
Rita Blanchard
Jonathan R. Blumberg, MD
Marna Borgstrom
Eugene Boss, MD
Suzanne Brand
Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Nurses of Floor 7
Richard Bristol, PsyD
Richard Bromfield, PhD
David C. Brooks, MD
Anca Bulgaru, MD
Cape Cod Hope Health – Upper Cape Team
Kimberly A. Capello, NP
Megan E. Carleton
Nina Carmel
Joe Castro, RN
Garrett Chinn, MD, MS
Karen W. Choong, MD
William D. Cline
John Cloherty, MD
Andrea Cohen, MSW
Christopher Coley, MD
Valerie Conen, LICSW
Cooley Dickinson Hospital – West 5 Staff
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Caregivers (2)
Mark Costa, MD
Susan M. Cowley, DO
Sue Cullinan
Kirk R. Daffner, MD (2)
Camille D’Avenas
Emily Davidson, MD, MPH
Marcela del Carmen, MD
David Demick, MD (2)
Kathryn Donnelly
Mary A. D’Onofrio, RN
Terence P. Doorly, MD
Heidi Katz DuBois, MD
Jon S. DuBois, MD (6)
Jay S. Duker, MD
Catherine Earley, NP
Mary Lou Fahy, RN, BSN
Angela Fenton, MA, LMHC
Kerry A. Flynn, CLP
Robin Ford
Cynthia French
Sonia Friedman, MD
Richard Galgano
Victoria Gamble
Jose L. Garcia, RN
Genesis Healthcare – Heritage Hall West Staff
Nancy Goldstein, RN, NP
John Goodson, MD
Raghav Govindarajan, MD
Antonio Granfare, MD
Greenwich Hospital – NICU Team
Cheryl Griffin DeYoung, RN
Anne Harvey Gross, PhD, RN
Jacob Haines, RN, BSN
Elizabeth E. Halloran, RN
Margaret Hayes
Ela Healy
Hebrew Seniorlife – Hospice Team
Peter N. Herbert, MD
Maridel Hernandez, DO
Vincent T. Ho, MD
William Holgerson, MD
Munther Homoud, MD
Richard S. Irwin, MD
Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD
Patricia Iverson, MD
James Januzzi, MD
Roger Jenkins, MD
Erica Johnson, MD
Randi Kaplan, LMSW (2)
Laurie Katzman, MD
Brittany Kelleher, RN
Ellen R. Kelly Barry
Patricia Kennedy, RN
Kimberly Kersten, DO
Tarun Kewalramani, MD
Shieva Khayam-Bashi, MD
Berdj Kiladjian, DMD
Katrina E. Klaus, MD
Suzanne J. Koven, MD
Irene Kuter, MD
Linda A.M. Lacroix, MD
Christopher Lathan, MD, MPH
Elizabeth A. Lawson, MD
Karin Leschly, MD
Howard B. Levine, MD
Anita Lewis, MSN
Leonard S. Lilly, MD
Jess L. Liu, DDS
Beth A. Lown, MD
Thomas J. Lynch, MD
Catherine A. Lyons, RN, MS (2)
Joren C. Madsen, MD (2)
Mary Maloney
Andrea Malseglia, RN
Bessie Manley, RN, MPH
Jamie Manwaring
Michael Marchetti
Lana Marks, PA
Roger Marks, MD, PhD
Richard Marquis, MD
Thomas Martin, MD
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Caregivers
Judy McGinn
Tara McMahon
Steven Meixler, MD
Gregg S. Meyer, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital – Laura Fahey’s Caregivers
MGH – Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Caregivers
Gabrielle Mock
Nick Molinaro, EdD
Mount Auburn Hospital – ICU Unit
Nancy Mulherin
Stephen T. Nishiyama, MD
Melanie Noonan, RN
North Shore Medical Center Team
North Shore Physicians Group -Gastroenterology Team
North Shore Physicians Group – Infectious Disease Team
North Shore Physicians Group – Internal Medicine Team
North Shore Physicians Group – Obstetrics-Gynecology Team
North Shore Physicians Group – Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine & Critical Care Team
John F. O’Brien, MD
Brianne O’Connor, MD
John T. O’Malley, MD, PhD
OSU Wexner Medical Center – Medical Intensive Care Team
Winnie Ou, MD
Cathy Overson, RN
Nina Palmer, MD
Josephine C. Pandolfo, DMD
Charles Pao, MD
Vincent Paquette, MD
Ankit Patel, PharmD
Krista M. Pecce
Kristen Pelletier, RN
Ivan Perez
Christine Peters-Asdourian, MD
Glenn Pierce
Justin Pitman, MD
Betty Pomerleau, MD
Ellen Potter
Jean Quinn
Steven Radwany, MD
Claudia G. Radzavich (2)
Desiree Ratner, MD
John W. Rhee, MD, FACS
Esther Rhei, MD
Right Turn
Charles Rippberger, MD
Melissa C. Rocheleau
Susan Romanelli
Jonathan Rosand, MD
Deeb Salem, MD
Ann Salerno, MD
Jennifer Scott, MHA
Rajesh Shenoy
Patricia Sherman
Virginia A. Simmons, MD
Brenda Smith, RN
Greg Smith, RN
Martha Solis, HHA
South Shore Hospital – Pratt 4 South Nursing
John W. Stakes III, MD
Richard Swanson, MD
Jennifer Tam, MD
Elsa Thomas, MD
Rachel W. Thompson, MD
Barbara Tilden (2)
Julio A. Toro
Patrick Tracey, Esq.
Catherine S. Tucker, MD
Tufts Medical Center Caregivers (2)
Alan Uba, MD
UMass Memorial Medical Center – Pediatric ICU Nurses
Edward Walsh, MD
William C. Walsh, MD
Eric A. Weber, MD
Erik Weiner, MD
Alan S. Weinstein
Bruce R. Weinstein, MD
Ricardo L. Wellisch, MD
Stephen Werth, MD
John Wifnoski, RN
Armistead Williams
Joseph Wilson
Vicki Witherbee
Nicole B. Withrow
Beverly Woo, MD
Matthew F. Wszolek, MD
Jeffrey Zawacki, MD