Emanuel Makros Therapist of the Year Award

The Emanuel Makros Therapist of the Year Award is awarded by the MSRC Board of Directors to the Respiratory Care Practitioner of the Year. The Makros Award is given in memory of the late Emanuel Makros of Boston, who, although terminally ill, continued to work at his profession giving exemplary care to his patients and in general upholding the highest ideals of the profession of Respiratory Care. The Emanuel Makros Award has been given annually since 1975. Individuals nominated for this award are those who exemplify our profession and who:

  1. Are member of the Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care (or AARC),
  2. Have at least two years experience in the field at any level beyond the student,
  3. Display exceptional skill, judgment and empathy in dealing with patients,
  4. Support the reputation and ideals of the field of Respiratory Care in a positive manner through example and interactions with the public,
  5. Who is an active member in the profession,
  6. Is involved in respiratory therapy activities within the community that allow for service to the community, e.g., active within the local Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or other health-related organizations,
  7. Is involved in community activities that do not include the above health-related activities, e.g., Girl and Boy Scouts, Girl and Boys Club, YMCA/YWCA.

Because of the nature of the award, the recipient should have a blending of the above guidelines as part of his/her professional profile.


Past Recipients

1970's

  • 1975 - Richard Enos
  • 1976 - Andre Perlo
  • 1977 - Charlie Fezzie
  • 1978 - Cheryl Vitale
  • 1979 - Information not available

1980's

  • 1980 - Information not available
  • 1981 - Joan Tourigney
  • 1982 - Linda Nelson
  • 1983 - William Goding
  • 1984 - Tony Traino
  • 1985 - Chuck Cosgrove
  • 1986 - Mary Briggs
  • 1987 - Robert Simmons
  • 1988 - Julie Ely
  • 1989 - Jackie Long Goding

1990's

  • 1990 - Glen Low
  • 1991 - John Thompson
  • 1992 - Chris Hirsch
  • 1993 - Elizabeth Brown
  • 1994 - Lynn Sullivan
  • 1995 - William McGarry
  • 1996 - William McDonald
  • 1997 - Gina Farquharson
  • 1998 - Michael Jackson
  • 1999 - Cindy Bowman

2000's

  • 2000 - Madeleine MacCallum
  • 2001 - Stella Farquharson
  • 2002 - Peggy Robart
  • 2003 - Brenda Laurie
  • 2004 - Kevin Griffin
  • 2005 - Valeri-Ann Bolduc
  • 2006 - Armand Riendeau
  • 2007 - Daniel Jones
  • 2008 - Lauren Perlman
  • 2009 - Laura Lusky

2010's

  • 2010 - Justine McCauley
  • 2011 - Kevin Strong 
  • 2012 - Denise Aveni
  • 2013 - Denise McGarry
  • 2014 - Winston Cook