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Laura Grau

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About Me

My name is Laura Grau. My skills and areas of expertise include being versatile as an enthusiastic Manager of Volunteer Services encompassing 1,200 active volunteers at a 600-bed hospital with over 7,000 employees. Having over 30 years' experience serving patients, visitors, volunteers and hospital staff, with the objective of delivering an unparalleled hospital experience – a Community of Caring.
Known for:
– Collaborating with diverse stakeholders to successfully pursue common objectives –
– Inspiring fellowship to get the job done –
– Prioritizing big-picture ideas and translating them into tangible action plans –

Love a fast-paced, challenging environment, in which people feel valued and respected.

RECOGNITION:
The New York Business Journal's Women Of Influence Nominee 2015
Winthrop University Hospital's Community Service Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year 2013
Winthrop University Hospital's, Wholeness of Life Award Nominee, 2012
Woman of the Year, National Association of Professional Women, 2011 - 2012

ASSOCIATIONS:
New York State Association of Volunteer Administrators (NYSAVAS) – current Executive Board Treasurer ▪ Long Island Association of Directors of Volunteer Services – current Chapter President ▪ National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) – Immediate past President of Nassau County Chapter ▪ Association of Hospital Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) ▪ Association of Professional Volunteer Administrators (APVA) ▪ Winthrop University Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union - current Chair and Liaison, of Supervisory Committee ▪ Deer Park School Industry Advisory Board ▪ Ascension Lutheran Church, Audit Committee Member ▪ Long Island Volunteer Center

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
American Heart Association ▪ Reach Out and Read (ROAR) ▪ Winthrop University Hospital Wings ▪ Winthrop University Hospital Community Outreach – Inspiring Women's Health ▪ Red Cross ▪ Church Choir ▪ Sunday School ▪ Basketball Coach ▪ Leukemia Lymphoma Society ▪ Various Fundraisers

CHARITIES:
I am drawn to and passionate about charitable organizations such as;
American Heart Association ▪ Leukemia Lymphoma Society ▪American Lung Association ▪ American Cancer Society ▪ Girl Scouts of America, Girl Scout Leader ▪ National Association for Mental Illness

My hobbies and interests include:
Family, friends, camping, biking, music; singing~guitar~harmonica~piano

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