Michelle DeMuth, Junior League of Summit (JLS) President, and Erika Melchiorre, Administrative VP, presented the Jean Hudson Gano Community Service Award -- given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the community by either an individual or a nonprofit organization -- to Kari Phair, who has been a member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad for the past 25 years.
 
Phair, a distinguished EMT, has held multiple positions within the SVFAS, and is currently Chief of Operations, a position she has held for more than 14 years. Dedicating more than 900 hours of service each year, Phair also volunteers her time elsewhere in the community, serving as a Special Olympics Volunteer, caring for special needs children; an EMS State Task Force member; a Union County Office of Emergency Medical Services Coordinator; a Union County Superior Court Mental Health Committee Member; a Summit Area Chapter of American Red Cross Board Member; a Central Jersey Technical Rescue Team Member; and a YMCA Board Member. 
 
Jean Hudson Gano, a JLS member, mother of three, and outstanding community volunteer, passed away from breast cancer in May of 1997 at 41 years of age. The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization of women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
 
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