RECEIVES LEADERSHIP AWARD
Kathleen “Kate” McNally is the program coordinator for the Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities. Kate's Capstone Project was a smoking cessation program. Soon after graduation, Kate was awarded the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene First Quarter 2013 Presidents’ Leadership Award. The Leadership Award honors employees who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities as demonstrated by excellence in caring, character, commitment, competence, and communication.
In recognizing Kate’s outstanding efforts, it was noted, "Kate McNally works on the front lines in our community, promoting healthy lifestyle choices with tireless effort and dedication to her work through the Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities. Her work has affected policy decisions both in our facility and in our community and changed the culture of how people view the use of tobacco and address the barriers surrounding cessation of tobacco use. Through age-appropriate educational programs, her work engages children, adolescents, and young adults in ways that are meaningful to them, promoting healthy habits at an early age. As a resource to our medical staff members, Kate counsels patients and their families through the smoking cessation journey. Her compassion and responsiveness is apparent to all who benefit from her assistance and the results achieved."