15th Annual Celebration of Charity – A Virtual Event


Thursday, April 15 at 7pm
(Stream the Celebration at www.cccsos.org/celebration)


Join Us in Celebrating Our Charities’ Community Champions

These individuals, nominated by community members, are being recognized for their
many contributions over the past year to keep our region going by embodying the
spirit of Caritas (love of humankind) and fulfilling Catholic Charities’ mission
to provide help and create hope.

Orange County

– Michele McKeon – RECAP, COO
– Rosanne Gesztesi – Garnet Health, Respiratory Therapist
– Beth Maas – Florida Food Pantry, Director
– Sarah Lyons – Valley View, Certified Nursing Assistant
– Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega – Dr. MWV & Associates, Social Worker
– Jennifer Grismer – Port Jervis HS, Social Worker
– Cynthia James – Comfort Children Ministry Int’l, Executive Director
– Jason Knudsen – ShopRite Montgomery, Manager
– Colin Jarvis – Newburgh Ministry, Executive Director
– Erika Cox – Bon Secours Hospital/ICU Dept. – Registered Nurse

Sullivan County

– George Billard – Barryville Farmers Market, Treasurer/Volunteer
– Vanessa Petrossian – Cornell Coop Extension, Ag Program Manager
– Elaine Williams – NAACP Sullivan County, Secretary
– Anastasija Ocheretina – A Single Bite, Program Manager
– Amanda Langseder – Sullivan 180, Executive Director

Ulster County

– Chief Kyle Berardi – Town of Ulster Police Chief
– Steve Petersen – Ulster County Emergency Services, Director (retired)
– Ann Mattracion – Ellenville Elementary, Kindergarten Teacher
– Michael Green – Health Alliance HV, Registered Nurse
– Shelly Forster – Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative


– National Guard Counter Drug Task Force

Make a donation today to show your
support of Catholic Charities and the 2021 Champions.

The Celebration is free for all to attend.
We will not be selling tickets to our virtual event.

We will be relying solely on the generosity of our
sponsors, advertisers, and donors to raise much-needed
funds to support our programs in the community.

The funds raised stay local to provide help and create hope for our neighbors who are struggling.
Service is always provided regardless of religion or ability to pay

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