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J.C. Blair volunteers (from left) Jo Whitsel (who celebrated her 90th birthday), Geraldine Speck, Jean Shafer, Trudy Kyler, Linda Moist and Margaret Blanck enjoy themselves at the balloon theme volunteer recognition luncheon. J.C. Blair volunteers logged over 11,000 hours in 2010.

J.C. Blair volunteers (from left) Jo Whitsel (who celebrated her 90th birthday), Geraldine Speck, Jean Shafer, Trudy Kyler, Linda Moist and Margaret Blanck enjoy themselves at the balloon theme volunteer recognition luncheon. J.C. Blair volunteers logged over 11,000 hours in 2010.

J.C. Blair Volunteers Recognized at Annual Luncheon

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital recognized its volunteers with a luncheon April 8 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. J.C. Blair volunteers contributed over 11,000 hours of their time and talent in 2010. This year’s luncheon featured a balloon theme: “Volunteers: Touching Lives, Lifting Spirits”.

J.C. Blair’s Chairman of the Board John Coursen welcomed and recognized the traditional and college volunteers, pastors involved with the hospital’s on-call clergy program, and board members of both the Auxiliary and the Hospital.

President and CEO Joseph Peluso thanked the volunteers for their dedication to the Hospital and updated them about new physicians and services coming to J.C. Blair, including new ob/gyn Dr. Patrick Fiero and the J.C. Blair Cardiac Rehab program. While the Hospital is celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Peluso also congratulated volunteer Jo Whitsel for her longevity – reaching her 90th birthday milestone this year!

Director of Marketing and Community Relations Chris Gildea and Volunteer Coordinator Stacey Freitag presented the volunteers with a pin acknowledging their number of lifetime hours volunteering at J.C. Blair. In 2010, this group logged 9,219 hours. Honorees and their lifetime hours include:


Ed Roland 10,175
Josephine Whitsel 10,147
Geraldine Speck 6,312
Pauline Hall 6,186
Jean Negley 5,538
Trudy Kyler 5,154
Jean Shafer 4,626
Zilla Wagner 4,624
Shirley Logue 4,376
Margaret Blanck 3,940
Henry Mosbey 3,342
Jean Itinger 3,339
Jean Brumbaugh 3,303
Diane Yost 3,151
Marilyn Miller 2,927
Lois McDowell* 2,140
Alice Metz 2,059
Anna Mae Fouse 1,927
Jeanne Whittaker 1,461
Eileen Moore 1,283
Linda Moist 1,092
Amelda Weaver 1,075
Peggy Neumann 1,057
Jane Hearn 944
Delores Miller 921
Mary Anne Kumpf 813
Steve Kyper 761
Peggy DeMar 680
Ruth Clark 539
Pearl LeCrone 492
Kathy Amman 454
Pat Chaundy 358
Gisela Peace 226
Nadine Cramer 154
Corrine Leonard 147
Lynda Kuckenbrod 81
Derrick Rogers 74
Everett Watts 67
Myrna Watts 67
Jeremy Boonie 67
Rebecca Lamey 49
Pam Metz 44
Cinda Imperioli 12
Sean Waddle 3
Debbie Lillibridge 2

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Students also volunteer their time at J.C. Blair, including Juniata College HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and high school junior volunteers who log hours during the summer months. Collectively, this group volunteered a total of 1,846 hours in 2010. Student volunteers include: Wilbert Beachy, Alyssa Bernstein, Catherine Buntin, Jared Clark, Jewel Daniels, Tori Dixon, Brittany Guld, Kevin Hennenhoefer, Meredith Kepler, Katie Kline, Ryan Lockridge, Rachel Naar, Kristen Noetzel, Lindsay Norton, Lynn Pavlovic, Marissa Pedro, Amy Rahaim, Barrett Richard, Jared Richard, Megan Schneiderman, Katie Shedlock, Keiko Sing, Becca Strohm, Katie Brenneman, Kim Cressell, Sarah Deike, Katy Gaugler, Brittany Greene, Cecilia Grugan, Veronica Jeffries, Chelcee Kyle, Nikki Long, Erick Lynn, Paige McKinney, Derek Meukel, Morgan Moberg, Dalyna Ngo, Carrie Notestine, John Orr, Emily Papathanasakis, Kelssey Park, Eric Reynolds, Tara Sausman, Alissa Sellers, Lauren Schmeck, Adam Shore, Chantel Strauser,
Chelsey Smith, Brenna Taylor, Agatha Wagoner.

Gildea offered a special tribute in memory of longtime Hospitality volunteer Lois McDowell, who passed away in December.

For more information about volunteering at J.C. Blair, contact Stacey Freitag at (814) 643-8833 or sfreitag@jcblair.org or visit www.jcblair.org/community/volunteers.php.