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April 3, 2017

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addition Agencies Honor NJTV

2017-njtv-courage-compassion-awardThe New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) honored NJTV on Wednesday, April 3, 2017 at the 2017 Courage & Compassion Awards, held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.

More than 100 people attended the annual event, which honors individuals and organizations who contribute to the quality of life for children and adults across the state.

According to President and CEO Debra Wentz, Ph.D., the NJAMHAA awards those that, “demonstrate dedication and determination to enhance individuals’ lives in so many ways, as well as leadership that makes them role models for others in mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities system,” and “recognize additional leaders in the provider community, as well as the State Legislature and media.”

John Servidio makes remarks to accept NJTV’s Courage & Compassion Award

John Servidio makes remarks to accept NJTV’s Courage & Compassion Award

NJTV received the “Truth in Media: Broadcast Team” Award, which was accepted by General Manager John Servidio, NJTV News Correspondent Briana Vannozzi and Community Engagement Coordinator Selma Betancourt. In his remarks, Servidio said that the award, which also named NJTV News anchor Mary Alice Williams, was meaningful “to the whole team at the network that put their passion and energy behind our Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis initiative last year, which combined all of our media platforms and live events to educate and stimulate community discussion about the heroin and opioid addiction and overdose crisis here in the Garden State.” He added, “It’s critical that public television serves the public…and we take our role as community-engagers very seriously. Looking ahead, NJTV remains committed to providing you with impactful media on important topics that that educates, enlightens and entertains. An award like this tells us we’re doing the right thing, the right way.”

Other honorees that evening included New Jersey Legislators Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Gary Schaer.

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