Only one caregiver each year is honored with the National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award. Yet more than 3,160 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 Clara Lauterwasser at 617-724-0249 or

National Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll

Caregivers Honored January 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019


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

The Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll is updated each year.


Steven P. Abreu, MD, MBA

Kenneth Adler, MD, FACP

Mary F. Adler, MD

Dineli Ahearn, MD

Patricia Allen

Robert H. Andler, MD

Musa M. Aner, MD

Meredith August, MD

Alexandra Bailey, MD

Amy Baranowski

Laura E. Benkov, PhD

Kathy Bigmont, RN

Susan Bloom, PT

Jonathan R. Blumberg, MD

Elena Bortan, MD

Boston Children’s Hospital – Division of Gastroenterology

Vlaicu Botoman, MD

Cora Breuner, MD, MPH, FAAP

Richard Bromfield, PhD

Anca Bulgaru, MD

Edward Butler, MD

KerriAnn Campbell, RN, MS, CRN

Marcelo Campos, MD

Ching-King Chieng, PhD

Margareth Chua

Adam L. Cohen, MD

Wendy K. Cohen, LICSW

Lisa Collins, LPN

Rushika Conroy, MD

Christian H. Corwin, MD

Kristin Cox

Ghaleb H. Daouk, MD, SM (2)

Kathryn M. DeAnzeris, MD

James Douglas-Steele, MD

Heidi Katz DuBois, MD

Jon S. DuBois, MD (3)

Bassem T. Elhassan, MD

Scott Elisofon, MD

Mark Ellenbogen, MD

Elliot Hospital – SHARE Nurses

Sylvain W. Ellis, NRP

Leslie S. Fang, MD

Francis Farraye, MD

Bill Ford, MDiv, RP

James L. Frank, MD

Cynthia L. French, PhD, NP

Charles Garabedian, MD

Larissa Gemme, DO

Patricia Gibbons, MD

David Goldberg, MD

Anne Kathryn Goodman, MD

Joseph Grover, MD

David Halle, MD

  1. Herrick Hawkins

Allie Hershey, NP

Shoshana Herzig, MD

John-Paul Hezel, MD

Patricia Hickey, RN

Theresa M. Hicks

Thomas Hines, MD

Munther Homoud, MD

Mary Jane Houlihan, MD

Beldon Idelson

Sharna Ill

Terrie E. Inder, MBChB, MD

Carolyn Inglis

Richard S. Irwin, MD

Anne Jacoby, PhD, RN

Cheryl Kane, RN, MEd

Elizabeth Kass, MD

Anne Marie Kelly, MD

Katelyn Kennedy

Ruth L. Kilduff, RN (2)

David Kim, MD

Frannie Kronenberg, MD

Ronald Kwon, MD

Glenn M. LaMuraglia, MD

Karen L. Larsen, NP

Mary LaSalvia, MD

Caroline Lavery

Donald P. Lawrence, MD

Kari Lawson

Taryn Lieberman, MD

Timothy N. Liesching, MD

Leonard S. Lilly, MD

Beth A. Lown, MD (2)

Anne E. Lynch, APRN

Alison MacDonald

Joren C. Madsen, MD (2)

Samir Malkani, MD

Mary Maloney, RN

Christopher Manasseh, MBBS

Bessie Manley, RN, MPH

Mary E. Manning, MD

Agata Marszalek Litauska, MD

Denise Mason, LICSW

Sandra Mason, MD

Joseph Maytal, MD

Lynne McAtee-Harris, RN

Kyle McClintock, CRNA

Erin McNamara, RN

Kirsten Meisinger, MD

Brooke Meltzer

Liza H. Meyerhardt, MD

Ami Multani, MD

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA

Rose Nagujja

Sanjeet Narang, MD

Amy Nau, OD

Michael O’Connell (2)

Myra Olsen

Nina A. Palmer, MD

Dushyant Parikh, MD

Kay M. Petersen, MD

Margarette Pierre, NP

Abigail Posner, NP

Timothy Quigley, DNP, MBA, RN

Julia Ragland, MD

Cheryl Rank

Hassan Rastegar, MD

Joan R. Ratte

Drew Reilly, CRNA

Lars E. Reinhold, MD

David Reisen, MD

Charles Riotto, DMD

Simon Robson, MD

Samantha Rodrigues, RN

Christopher Rosenbaum, MD

Marc Rosenthal, MD

Todd Roth, MD

Beth Roy, LICSW

Linda Rueckert, LICSW

Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD

Delia N. Sang, MD

Nancy Schaeffer, NP

John O. Schorge, MD

Lauren J. Scott, MD

Kristin Seidl, PhD

Chelsea Selden, DPT

Carolyn Siegal, DPM

David Silbersweig, MD

Natalie Sinclair, MD

Bruce W. Smith, MD

Martin P. Solomon, MD

South Shore Hospital – Critical Care Unit Caregivers (2)

St. Mary’s Medical Center – ICU Team

St. André Health Care – 1st Floor Caregivers

Amy Stansfield, RN, MBA

Marilyn Stewart

Keith E. Stuart, MD

Kara Sullivan, NP

Raymond V. Tamasi

Doris Tavares, RN

Cathryn Torrey

Nadine M. Tung, MD

Jeremy Varnum

Lucy Villegas, RN

Erik Von Hahn, MD

Ioanna Voutoufianaki

William C. Walsh, MD

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Emergency Department Caregivers

Judith Willett

Emily Willner, MD

Mary Wilson, MD

Winchester Hospital Caregivers

Daniel Winokur, MD

Paige Winter, MS, OTR/L

Lori J. Wirth, MD

Stephen P. Woods, MS

Jennifer Wu, MD

Tamara Yellin

Laura Zucker, MD, MPH