Thirteen NAs and CNAs graduated from the THRIVE Program (Transformational Healthcare Readiness through Innovative Vocational Education) on July 20. THRIVE is funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and has provided intrapersonal and interpersonal skill training and one year of workforce coaching to over 450 direct care workers at Catholic Health.
Nine of the graduates are already progressing in their healthcare career. Five are applying to or are currently enrolled in nursing school, and three are working on completing their Bachelor’s degrees, on their way to careers as a PA, MSW, and another enrolling to become a Respiratory Therapist. Congratulations to all our graduates!
- Sarah Bargnesi, Certified Nursing Assistant, McAuley Residence
- Tiana Coleman, Nurse Assistant, Sisters of Charity Hospital
- Emily Diebold, Nurse Assistant, Mercy Hospital
- Madeline Hare, Nurse Assistant, Mercy Hospital
- Michelle Harris, Nurse Assistant, Sisters of Charity Hospital
- Cameron Hunter, Nurse Assistant, Sisters of Charity Hospital
- Teaira Lee, Nurse Assistant, Mercy Hospital
- Emily Lindenmuth, Nurse Assistant, Kenmore Mercy Hospital
- Kewpy McCullough, Nurse Assistant, Mercy Hospital
- Marissa Peters, Nurse Assistant, Kenmore Mercy Hospital
- Wardah Saleh, Certified Nursing Assistant, Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV
- Vincent Samo, Certified Nursisnt Assistant, St. Catherine Labouré
- Cassandra Williams, Certified Nursing Assistant, Float Pool
To learn more about the THRIVE program and how to enroll, visit chsbuffalo.org/THRIVE.