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JCHE's Gaye Freed is LeadingAge's Outstanding Mentor of the Year

Posted: October 7, 2011

Last night, Gaye Freed, JCHE's Director of Resident Services and Associate Property Manager of Brighton Buildings, was honored as LeadingAge Massachusetts' Outstanding Mentor of the Year. This is a well -deserved tribute to Gaye who has worked at JCHE for 31 years. In addition to her staff of Brighton Resident Services Coordinators, Gaye has supervised dozens of students throughout the years in the process of earning their Masters in Social Work degree.

In winning this award, Gaye was cited for her willingness to advocate for her staff and her deep commitment to offering them extensive professional development opportunities. She is valued for "her dedication to her students and staff, the depth of her experiences and her ability to share what she has learned with all who have been extremely lucky to work with her."

Read Gaye's nomination narrative here.

Photos(top): Gaye Freed(center) shown with Paul Hollings, LeadingAge officer, and Elissa Sherman, LeadingAge Executive Director;

Photo (Bottom right): Gaye shown with JCHE colleagues Sheila Ardery, Amy Schectman, Caren Silverlieb, Sarah Green Vaswani, Victor Louis.  JF&CS's Marsha Frankel is standing behind Gaye.

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Comment by Caren Silverlieb | 10/11/2011

I was fortunate to be present for Gaye's award and I must say that not only was it a proud moment for Gaye, but for JCHE as well. Gaye's acceptance speech was all about how lucky she feels to be at JCHE and how the work she does is different every day and always interesting. Gaye, you made yourself, those of us in attendance, and JCHE very proud! Mazel tov!

Comment by helen kass | 10/20/2011

I am so happy that all the work which Gaye has done so wisely and lovingly has gotten recognition. It is hard to imagine a person who connects so totally and so wisely as Gaye does .

Comment by Lori Duboys | 10/20/2011

Great news! And definitely well deserved.

Comment by Jeanne Strickland | 10/25/2011

Gaye's recognition by LeadingAge with its Outstanding Mentor of the Year award is extremely well deserved. Gaye's commitment to the JCHE community is admirable as is this tribute to her wealth of knowledge, and the compassion and respect with which she fulfills her responsibilites. All of us at Newton Community Development Foundation truly appreciate Gaye's guidance and support as an active member of the NCDF Board of Directors and a dedicated member of the Resident Relations Committee. Congratulations Gaye, we're all very proud of you!