Kathleen Keating, RN, MSN, CNP, nursing consultant and former Director of Nursing and Health Services, OPWDD. Kathy is described as “The Queen of Mentors” for her “invaluable constant support and resource, for decades, for all nurses in our field”. She has also been lauded for elevating the profession of nursing within OPWDD.
Karen Bazan was chosen as the 2017 winner among many worthy candidates. Attendees at the presentation ceremony included: Jim Bazan, Karen’s Husband; Jane Jaskowiak, her Mother; Bob Lusiak, Karen’s brother-in-law; Denise Menento, Friend; Pat Knuth, Executive Director ARC Otsego; and Todd Hansen, Chief Operating Officer ARC Otsego. Thank you for your nominations and congratulations to Karen.