2016 Recipient: Vanessa Britto

The 2016 recipient of the NECHA Presidents Award is Vanessa Britto, MD, MSc, Medical Director at Wellesley Health Service. Vanessa has had a significant impact on her Health Service, College, community, and on College Health regionally and nationally. Vanessa will receive the award on Wednesday, November 2, at the Soiree at Ochre Court during NECHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. Congratulations, Vanessa!

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To recognize the contributions to College Health by an individual working in the field from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. The individual selected should have made significant contributions to the students they serve as well as their institution, community, and the field of college health. Peers and customers should recognize them as creative, innovative, dedicated leaders and mentors known for their sharing and caring.


For consideration, nominees need not be an ACHA individual member, but must currently work in college health. Written nominations will be submitted in letter format to the Chair of the Awards Committee no later than June 1 of the given year. The Awards Committee shall consist of 3-5 members appointed by the Board of Directors and shall include the previous year’s recipient. The awards committee will furnish their recommendations to the Board for approval at its June meeting.

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