American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, National Distinguished Advocacy Award, October 2019 - for contributions to the fight against cancer and leadership in the area of cancer-related public policy advocacy, in recognition of passage of Chapter 133 of the Acts of 2019, An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control, a first in the nation law to ban all flavored tobacco products.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Mental Health, Certificate of Appreciation, February 2020, “In grateful acknowledgement of your legislative leadership for adults and children with mental illnesses and their families.” 

Quincy Democratic City Committee Dennis F. Ryan Community Award, October 2019 – recognizing an individual who is “passionate in their support and beliefs of the Democratic Party and who exemplifies those principles through their words and deeds.”

DOVE – Domestic Violence Ended, Pillar of Hope Award, October 2018, “For your investment in DOVE and working with us to see domestic violence ended”

Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools, Legislator of the Year Award, October 2018

Norfolk County Central Labor Council, Legislator of the Year Award, May 2018

Massachusetts Ambulance Association, Legislator of the Year Award, February 2018

Independence Academy, a sober high school, Champion Award, March 2017

Mass Access, State Legislator of the Year, 2017, “For preserving the mission of Community Media Television in Massachusetts”

Bar Association of Norfolk County, Person of the Year, May 2016

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Community Health Center Leader Award, April 2016

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc., Extra Mile Community Award, May 2016 - recognizing commitment to helping low-income residents and as a “champion for Head Start Services”

Manet Community Health, The Manet Medallion, May 2015 - “For outstanding dedication, leadership and service to the community”

Good Shepherd’s Maria Droste Counseling Services Maria Droste Award, November 2015 - “In gratitude for your commitment to community service”

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and the ARC of Massachusetts, March 2015 – “Legislator of the Year for strong commitment to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities”

 Association for Behavioral Healthcare, October 2014, “In honor of your leadership in support of addiction treatment services”

 Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, MCSP Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award, March 2014

 Massachusetts Nurses Association, Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013

Impact Quincy, Community Hero Award, December 2012 – “In recognition of outstanding leadership and dedication to the prevention of substance abuse”

Labor Assistance Professionals of Massachusetts, November 2012 – “In appreciation for your dedication and service to recovery in our community”Type your paragraph here.

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