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Eight Honored by The Family Resource Network at 2017 FRN Impact Awards

Warren Josephson, John Kirchner, Debbie Hart, Eric Geller, Leah Ziskin, Congressman Lance, Lucille Esralew and Eric Joice. Credits: Family Resource Network

The Family Resource Network honored eight distinguished individuals and organizations on Thursday November 9th at the FRN Impact Awards. Honorees were recognized for their significant contributions in public service, health care, advocacy and patient access.

The Honorees were:

Legislature of the Year - Congressman Leonard Lance of the 7th District for his efforts to pass legislation speeding the development of therapies and medications for a wide range of chronic illnesses.

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Legislative Team of the Year - Senate President Steven M. Sweeney and Lauren Sweeney of Gloucester County, for their support of health and wellness in the developmental disability community.

Lifetime Achievement - Leah Ziskin, MD, of Camden County, for her efforts at the NJ Department of Health as a Deputy Commissioner on behalf of newborn screening for infants and the registry for special needs.

Provider of the Year - Lucille Esralew, PhD, of Mercer County, for her efforts to address the dually diagnosed and those with developmental disabilities and difficult behaviors.

Advocate of the Year - Eric B. Geller, MD, of Essex County, for his efforts to advocate on behalf of patients with chronic conditions who are impacted by STEP therapy and medical non-switching legislation.

Community Service - BioNJ a trade association of 400 mostly NJ-based pharmaceuticals, for singularly adopting the philosophy of ‘patients can’t wait’ for medical breakthroughs.

Caregiver Champion - WellCare Health Plans for their support of a year-long effort in Union County to develop a caregiving coalition and caregiver support groups.

The FRN Impact Awards aims to honor and appreciate the meritorious impact that its partners, supporters and stakeholders have had in advancing its mission to offer individuals and their families with continuing needs the greatest opportunities, resources and services to support a full and happy life.

Upon receipt of his award, Congressman Lance applauded FRN’s community efforts stating, “What we do in Washington is a part of it, but we depend upon communities like FRN to carry on the work and bring care to people who need them.” Each honoree echoed the Congressman’s sentiments while reaffirming their continued commitment to work for the greater good of healthcare.

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