Honoree: Catherine Leone
Honored by: Edwards Lifesciences
Catherine organized two team building community volunteer events for Critical Care R&D in 2015. The first was with Orange County Coastkeepers in a clean-up of the Santa Ana river delta at Huntington Beach. The second was to fill gift bags for the Ronald MacDonald House at Christmas. Catherine does a great job of pitching the volunteer projects at staff meetings, getting volunteers to sign up, organizing the dates, working with corporate to understand our funding/financial constraints, buying supplies and organizing the volunteers at the actual event. She shows commitment and enthusiasm for the projects and this drives some competition amongst the groups to do more than their share. We couldn’t do these team-building volunteer events without her leadership.