Family Service GNO honors ten outstanding citizens

Family Service of Greater New Orleans will honor ten New Orleanians as their 2013 Ten Most Outstanding Persons on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park. This year’s honorees include: Agenda for Children CEO Anthony Recasner, Ph.D., businessman Tommie Vassel and businesswoman Dottie Reese, along with City Park CEO Bob Becker, Tulane University President Scott Cowen, City of New Orleans Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo, retired businesswoman Carroll W. Suggs, AT &T Louisiana President Sonia Perez, Gulf Coast Bank CEO Guy Williams, businesswoman Ti Martin.

Family Service of Greater New Orleans is proud to honor these and other recipients who have not only risen to the pinnacle of their professions, but also served on boards and task forces for other causes.

Past Family Service honorees have included Xavier University President Norman Francis, Ph.D., who was honored in 1977, and Millie M. Charles, Ph.D., founder and former dean of Southern University of New Orleans’ School of Social Work, honored in 1993.

Family Service of Greater New Orleans has as its mission strengthening the emotional health and fostering the self-sufficiency of individuals and families. The 117-year-old nonprofit provides individual, family and group mental health counseling as well as an integrated continuum of services to help resolve problems including anxiety, addiction, child abuse, depression, family violence, parent-child difficulties, homelessness and trauma.
Family Service is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families and a United Way partner organization. It is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation, having met rigorous, internationally recognized standards of excellence for the quality of services and the quality of management.

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