TRENTON, NJ -- In commemoration of the ongoing National Volunteer Week, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes praised 200 local residents who have served as members of the Mercer Medical Reserve Corps during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mercer’s Medical Reserve Corps is a team of volunteers who collaborate with the County Department of Human Services to strengthen the county’s public health response and build resiliency during times of crisis, such as disease outbreak and natural disasters.

Hughes noted that the pandemic has presented unique challenges to all residents and businesses, and the power of volunteerism has been on full display in Mercer County

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In Mercer County, we have seen an outpouring of volunteerism and compassion throughout the pandemic, but few have helped guide us out of the darkness the way our Medical Reserve Corps volunteers have,” Hughes said. “I speak for many when I say how grateful we are for the volunteers who have given their time and talent to help conduct COVID-19-related outreach to all our citizens, particularly the most vulnerable, and who have stepped up and supported our efforts in virus testing, specimen collection, vaccination and phone bank hotlines."

“I believe everyone has something to give, and this week we recognize the contributions of all our volunteers and encourage others to use their talents and to pledge to serve their communities. Government alone cannot solve all problems, but by working together, we become stronger and more resilient,” Hughes added.

Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps members who served Mercer County during COVID-19 response 2020-2021 include the following:

Robert Smith, Anne C. Duffy, Anne B Ciemnecki, George Afoakwah, Maria Regina Alivisatos, Allison Chen, Angela Drake, Anish Sheth, Antonia Lewis, Alicia Smith, Andrea Suaco, Barb Borges, Beth Morpeth, Rebecca Moss, Jeanne Waldman, Christi Mason, Christina DiVenti, Bryan Chen, Chuck McHugh, MD, Courtney Kite, Carol Smith, Cliff Mintz, Christine T. Danser, Helene Townsend, Courtney Kite, David Myers, Frances Cue, Christopher Weber, Deepika Choudhri, Juery Dipre, Astrid Bohler, Puthenmadam Radhakrishnan, Sharon Joag, Danielle Walters, Ellen Giarelli, Elizabeth Bausch, Stephanie Longo, Edwin Chiu, Michael Farro, Felicity Toto, Jamar Fleurimond, Gail Anolik, Emilie Gingras, Patty Chisano, Gretchen Mangone, Harvey Walker, Holli Elias, Alyssa Hollis, Ellen Giarelli, Irene Kim, Irini Daskalaki, Judith Gregory, RN, Jayme R Feldman, Jeannie Sconzo, Jeffton Pierre, Jennifer L. Moore, Jim Fearon, Juan Gabriel, Jayne Lenzo, Joanne Liptrot, Judy Millner, Jo Anne Gjenvick and John DiBiase.

Also, Joseph Whitty, Julie Zimmerman, Karla Bagley, Karen Aurup, Kathy DiGaetano, Kelly Hall, Katherine Miller, Kieanna Childs Alexander, Kim Shevlin, Kristine Olson, Kyra Leszcynski, Gale Louise Aucott, Linda Stevens, Marguerite Van Wagner, Maria Gorbunova, Matthew Marquardt, Maureen Hassett, Max Miller, Mary Baird, Meghan Sullivan Walsh, Maria Falca-Dodson, Michele Ruiz, Micki Timmins, Katherine Azaro, MaryAnn Koslov, Vaish More, Skye Gilmartin, Michelle Tomlinson-Phelan, Hooman Noorchashm, Allison Pagliuca, Patricia Garchinsky, Polina Vaynblat, Richard Porwancher, RaElle Jackson, Rajmayur Bramhbhatt, Ruth Ann Mekitarian, Joy Rees, Rich Mendelsohn, Richard Nieman, Randall Krakauer, MD, Jane Chrnelich, Ronald DuBow, Rosemary Kelley, Rajani Deshmukh, Russell Towell, Robert W Mahatha, Sami Shaikh, Talynn Scott, Angelia Seda, Sharon Gertzman, Sharon Siao, Sherry Siegel, Sue Perls, Susan Daigneault, Susan Shepherd, Timothy Gjenvick, MD, Robert Levitt, Viola Berkeyheiser, Victoria Fredrick, Andrea Webb, William Jackson, Lee Walter Herrick, Yury Gorbunov, Nafisa Poonawala, Jaime Allen, Sarah Araujo, Tamaryn Auld, Sheryl Bassman, Alli Bassman-Lyons, Sherri Bauerle, Arlene Bonnville, Corine Caffort, Marietta Cahill, Michael Cappelleri, Kelsie Cavorley, Anastasia Cintron, Susan Colket, Lori Cook and Gabrialla Cucinotta.

And Portia Cuffe, Monica Dottino, Jean Douglass, Angela Drake, Annette Earling, Samantha Farris, Ellen Gakis-Day, Judith Gregory, Al Grupper, Clara Haignere, Rachel Hansen, Suzanne Hansen, Elisabeth Hauptman, Tara Heagle, Brittany Holom, Eileen Horton, Maria Juega, Bonny Kelter, Irina Khoroshenko, Elizsbeth Knight, Meenakski Kotcherlakota, Barbara Krivda, Emily MacKinnon, Judith Mason, John McCollum, Josh Mendelsohn, Pedro Suriel, Amy Miller, Elizabeth Mizrerek, Matthew Murphy, Sindhu Murugan, Beatrice Mwariri, Marta Napiorkowska, Evelyn Odonkor, Susan Pappano, Brian Parker, Penny Parker, Kiyla Peterson, Barbara Pieslak, John Poland, Kasia Quirus, Nancy Reyes-Svarbergs, Susan Scheer, Dahlia Shaaban, Varsha Shukla, Ralph Smith, Nicholas Staikos, Katie Stevenson, Fred M. Storer, Debra Stotland, Chellsea Tessein, David Timko, Allison Timmons, Koushik Tuppil, Marsha VanSant, Deborah Verbos, Stephanie Wakeman, Diana Walker, Anida Masuod and Ed Frankel.

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