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Candids from OVHC ‘Where Hope Grows’ gala

LeRoy and Janet Sharpe
Rotarians Jody and Carolyn Glaub with Kiwanian Tom Timmons
Dr. Janet Bischof, left, honoree, with Dr. Denise Lucas, volunteer providers
Lee Kinney, left, and Tom Timmons, trustees of the Pugliese Charitable Foundation, community partner of the year
Wendell and Ellen Barner
Amy and Mike Hauber; health center clinical nurse manager
Honoree Diann Schmitt, left, with her husband, William, and her sister Brenda Wilson
Dr. Charn Nandra, OVHC medical director, with Ann Quillen, executive director
Michelle Tedreau and Ed Florak
Master of ceremonies Laurie Labishak
Deena and Nick Riley
From left, Dale Featheringham, Beth Bressler, Marianne Featheringham and James Lash
Aaron and Amy Lyons
Front, from left, Michelle Howard and Susan Tarr and back, Chris Orris an Alisa DelGuzzo
From left, Matthew Gallabrese, Jaye Lynn Hockenberry and Ross Gallabrese
Melissa and Jeremy Bischof with their sons Jake, left, and Jarod. They attended in support of Bischof’s aunt, honoree Dr. Janet Bischof.
Pam and Bobbyjon Bauman
From left, Hannah Piko, Tammy Hammer and Rachel Shorac
Gina Judy with her painting that inspired the gala’s artwork and sold at auction
From left, Wilma Ching and Lattee and Narong Chinakarn;
Executive committee members from left, Ann Quillen, Jessica Elias, Kate Sedgmer and Chris Orris
Michelle Hunt, left, of Ohio Valley Counseling at OVHC and Amy Pequignot
Connie Buydasz
Gala helpers Betty Ferron, left, and Laura Rauch with Nick Demitras
Gala co-chairs Tara Dzvonick and Tony Mougianis

WINTERSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Health Center held its 16th-annual fundraiser gala on May 15 at St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville which included special recognition of those who help the charity at 423 South St., Steubenville, fulfill its mission to provide high-quality health care for the medically uninsured and underinsured individuals and families of the Ohio Valley, regardless of their ability to pay.

Those honorees applauded at the event — the theme of which was “Where Hope Grows” — were Diann Schmitt, Medical Provider of the Year; Dr. Janet Bischof, Volunteer of the Year, a volunteer since 2014 who has been instrumental in the center’s Free to Be Healthy Diabetic and Hypertension program; and the Charles M. and Thelma M. Pugliese Foundation, the OVHC Community Partner of the Year represented by trustees Tom Timmons and H. Lee Kinney, which has provided more than $100,000 in funds to the center through the years.

Ann Quillen is the executive director of the health center. Tara Dzvonick and Tony Mougianis served as gala co-chairs.

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