Please join us in congratulating seven of our colleagues who have been recognized by the International Institute of New England Lowell on its 100th anniversary as being among the 100 most influential leaders and trailblazers who have had a significant impact on Lowell.
Health & Wellness Leaders
Mercy Anampiu, Health Promotion and Education Manager
Niem Naykret, Community Health Worker
Sheila Och, Chief of Community Health and Policy
Dorcas Grigg-Saito, Former CEO
Toy Vongpheth, Outreach Interpreter
Maria Cunha, Board Member
Vanna Howard, Director of Communications
The International Institute of New England is a non-profit organization, founded in Lowell in 1918, which provides humanitarian relief, education, skills training, job placement, family reunification, and pathways to citizenship for 2,000 immigrants and refugees each year. A reception to honor the 100 honorees will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:00pm at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA. There will be food from around the world prepared by local, immigrant-owned restaurants. The event will include a reception and speaking program as well as a special exhibit of the history of the International Institute of New England prepared by UMass Lowell History Professor Robert Forrant. Congratulations to all of the honorees!
Learn more about the honorees and award reception.