VGM Announces 2020 HME Woman of the Year Award Finalists

Published in Member Communities on September 04, 2020

Four finalists have been named for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year. The winner will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Oct. 22.

The HME Woman of the Year finalists are:

  • Carol Gilligan-Chack, President and Owner, Health Aid of Ohio
  • Patty Mastandrea, CEO, MedCare Equipment Co., LLC
  • Tamme Dustin, CEO, Herron & Smith, LLC
  • Terry Racciato, President, RAC & Associates

Now in its fifth year, the award, sponsored by VGM, recognizes one woman in the industry who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community, and the HME industry.

The nominees included a broad spectrum of providers, manufacturers, and other professionals in HME, rehab, respiratory, and mastectomy industry.

“These women are determined advocates and leaders—serving our industry selflessly for years,” said Clint Geffert, President of VGM & Associates. “They exemplify the dedication and innovation required to have a positive impact not only on their business and coworkers, but also the customers and the communities they serve.”  

HME Woman of the Year nominations were open to all women, regardless of title or position, who work within the HME industry. The 2020 nominees have been selected by an honorary committee.

To learn more about the finalists or about the HME Woman of the Year award, visit vgm.com/womanoftheyear.


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