Monticello Kiwanis Honors Two: June 2022

Everyday Heroes

MONTICELLO, June 2022 — The Kiwanis Club of Monticello presented its “Everyday Hero Award” to Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw and Medical Director Dr. Bruce Ellsweig for their dedicated commitment to the health and well-being of our county, especially during the COVID pandemic.

The “Everyday Hero Award” recognizes those who go beyond their customary responsibilities and provide extraordinary leadership for the causes to which they are dedicated. It is consistent with the Kiwanis goal of serving our children and our community.

Public Health Director Nancy McGraw was appointed Sullivan County Public Health Director in 2013, and has 22 years of public health experience. She is President of the New York State Association of County Health Officials and serves on the board for the NYS Association for Rural Health, the Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension Program Advisory Committee, and the Sullivan 180 Advisory Board. Ms. McGraw has successfully led an incredibly dedicated public health team through the county’s COVID-19 pandemic response for the past two years.

Dr. Bruce Ellsweig is a family physician at Crystal Run Healthcare, Medical Director of the Sullivan County Public Health Service and for the Tri-Valley School District. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Sullivan 180 and a social member of the Forestburgh Fire Company.

“Both of these public health professionals have gone above and beyond the call of duty to insure that our county residents have much needed health care. They represent public service at its best and they deserve to be recognized for what they do day-in and day-out to serve our community,” said Monticello Kiwanis President Marvin Rappaport in presenting the awards

Kiwanis is a service organization of local volunteers dedicated to assisting our children, our senior residents and the underserved population in the community.