By Billy Wooten – FCN Chairman
DON CALLAHAN – Contributor, social host, supporter, long-time member, and advertiser are just a few of the words used to describe how Don Callahan has supported FCN, PRIDE, and many of the LGBT affiliated groups in the coastal empire. Highly motivated and very successful, he is praised as one of the best in the real estate profession; other agents look up to him for his experience and overall knowledge, as well as text-book customer service. FCN values Don’s input and wisdom, and salutes him today as a LGBT champion!
SCOTT WEST MARKETING – Scott is a leader in the Savannah community at large, working tirelessly on behalf of numerous not-for-profit agencies and organizations. Through his Savannah VIP Events, Savannah Master Calendar, and the Weekly Events Calendar, Scott is able to keep us all on the “same page” so to speak. His most recent honor was being named Community Advocate of the Year by the BUY LOCAL SAVANNAH group of 125 business owners! WOW. He has been a very strong FCN supporter, member, and Social host and we recognize him today as a Champion.
SAVANNAH PRIDE – It’s hard to believe 15 have passed since the first Savannah PRIDE event! Time sure flies when you are having fun. Today FCN would like to recognize the Chairman of the PRIDE board, Mark Hill, and the organization as a whole for their efforts to improve the quality of our lives and increase diversity in the community through the PRIDE celebration. We are a stronger community, more accepting and diverse, because of you.
SUSAN ALT – When we asked for words that describe Susan Alt, we heard compassionate, dedicated, hardworking, and champion. She has been the HIV Director of the Coastal Health District since 1991 where she is responsible for the coordination of the comprehensive HIV outpatient program for eight counties. With the assistance of the Ryan White Grants Manager and Medical Director, she manages the funds for HIV Primary Care, Prevention, Counseling and Testing, Health Education, Outreach, Linkage Coordination and Case Management. Susan oversees the Ryan White program, Minority AIDS Initiative and CAPUS (Care and Prevention in the US) grants for the Coastal Health District. She has a BS in Nursing and is certified as an AIDS Certified RN through the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Susan serves on the Ryan White state Quality Management committee. In addition, she serves as the contract monitor for multiple Clinical Research Trials being conducted in the Chatham Care Center for persons living with HIV. Her leadership and work on behalf of all of us, not just our brothers and sisters living with HIV, has made our community a better place to live
SPECIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOGNITION
HANK REINEKING – Hank served three terms on the FCN Board, was elected as Treasurer, twice, both times in difficult circumstances. In fact one could say he rescued us. He also managed the distribution of the FCN News for several years. He has been a supporter, a member, a donor, and a friend to many in our community. The FCN Board would like to publically recognize Hank for his dedicated and outstanding service to our organization. We need more folks like Hank, who was always willing to get the job done.