vna lou anne christiePHOTO: LtoR: Jim Vaccaro, Chairman of VNA Health Group Board, Mindy Minerva, Chairwoman of VNA Health Group Foundation Board, Judith Stanley Coleman Award Winner Louanne Pillsbury Christie, and VNA Health Group President & CEO Dr. Steven Landers.

Largest VNA in NJ recognizes Monmouth County Resident for Exceptional Service in Community Health

Red Bank, NJ - Visiting Nurse Association Health Group awarded Louanne Pillsbury Christie of Little Silver the Judith Stanley Coleman Award for Exceptional Service in Community Health during their Annual Meeting at Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch.

The Judith Stanley Coleman award was created as a tribute to the late Mrs. Coleman and provides a way to recognize and encourage those who have displayed similar qualities and achievements in service to public health. The award is presented by VNA Health Group annually to an individual who demonstrates vigilance and passion in advancing health issues and whose impact is both significant and far-reaching.

Mrs. Christie has volunteered and served as a VNA Health Group Foundation trustee for nearly 40 years. She has volunteered in VNA’s well-child clinic, chaired event committees such as the Holiday House Tour and Frogtown Frolic, as well assisted at flu vaccine sites and supported charitable appeals on behalf of the less fortunate. She is also an ordained elder at Tower Hill Presbyterian Church. She chaired the Nurture Team and served on Stephen Ministries doing hospital visitations.

VNA Health Group President & CEO, Dr. Steven Landers, stated, “Mrs. Christie has a strong sense of community and a spirit of giving. She exemplifies the heart of volunteerism.”

Ms. Christie’s community service activities are numerous and include American Cancer Ball Committee, Monmouth College event committees, Winter Glow Ball for ARC, Monmouth Medical Center Fashion Shows, modeling at fundraising events for Family and Children’s Services, supporting the Arthritis Foundation, Monmouth Museum, March of Dimes and American Heart Association.

She received the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism in 1984 during National Volunteer Week in recognition for her work with the American Cancer Society.

“VNA Health Group is pleased to award Mrs. Christie this prestigious award and recognition which is well deserved. We are all so grateful for her extraordinary dedication and support of VNA for nearly 40 years,” said Mindy Minerva, Chairwoman of VNA Health Group Foundation Board of Trustees.