EAC Network's former Vice President Receives Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Humanitarian Award

Rebecca Bell receives the prestigious Pathfinder Award from Town of Hempstead
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - March 29, 2016 - PRLog -- EAC Network's former Vice President & COO, Rebecca Bell (pictured left), was recently awarded the Town of Hempstead's prestigious Pathfinder Award for her humanitarian work with the agency on March 8th. The Pathfinder Awards is held during National Women's History Month to recognize the achievements of women who have positively impacted the community. Hempstead Town Supervisor, Anthony J. Santino (pictured right), presented the awards to all 2016 Pathfinder winners.

Ms. Bell began her career at EAC Network in 1979 and spent 37 years with the organization as an instrumental force for change and initiated many of the agency's programs still operating today, such as Supervised Visitation and Senior Respite. Last year, after recognizing that a large percentage of EAC Network's clients had difficulty accessing healthcare, Ms. Bell spearheaded the organization's involvement in improving access to cost effective, quality healthcare for poor and at-risk individuals by coordinating primary, acute, behavioral health, and long-term services for people with Medicaid, which became the Health Home Care Coordination program.

Although Ms. Bell has retired from her position as VP & COO, she currently serves as a consultant for EAC Network. Her dedication to the organization and the community remains steadfast. EAC Network congratulates her well-deserved recognition by the Town of Hempstead.

About EAC Network

Founded in 1969, EAC Network is a not-for-profit human service agency serving 71,000 people annually through 70 programs across Long Island and New York City.  EAC Network's mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives. Among those the organization assists are children who have been physically or sexually abused, senior citizens needing support, people struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness, youth in the foster care system, persons on public assistance seeking financial independence, adults and youth who are under or unemployed, individuals needing help to mediate disputes, and families in crisis. For more information about EAC Network, please call 516-539-0150 or visit www.eac-network.org, facebook.com/eacnet, and @EACNet.

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