Cham­bers named top em­ployee for ’18

Albany Times Union (Sunday) - - AROUND THE REGION - Al­bany

So­cial worker Latisha Cham­bers was se­lected as Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter’s 2018 Em­ployee of the Year out of more than 9,000 em­ploy­ees.

A res­i­dent of North Green­bush and 14-year Al­bany Med em­ployee, Cham­bers is one of more than 40 so­cial work­ers on the case man­age­ment team for the depart­ment for the Emer­gency Depart­ment and the Massry Fam­ily Chil­dren’s Emer­gency Cen­ter. In her role, she helps pa­tients, fam­i­lies and loved ones in mak­ing lo­gis­ti­cal de­ci­sions as they deal with stress and when cop­ing with life-chang­ing di­ag­noses and trau­matic in­juries, ac­cord­ing to Al­bany Med.

Col­leagues praised her for her com­pas­sion for pa­tients, fam­ily and co­work­ers, as well as her skill in solv­ing prob­lems for those han­dling emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

Vot­ing ad­vo­cates present democ­racy

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The lo­cal chap­ter of the League of Women Vot­ers is spon­sor­ing a three-part se­ries on Mak­ing Democ­racy Work in the com­ing months. The first pro­gram, “Democ­racy in Cri­sis: A Re­port from the Na­tional Task Force on the Rule of Law and Democ­racy,” will be at 7 p.m. Tues­day, Jan. 29 at the Gan­nett Au­di­to­rium, Skid­more Col­lege, 815 North Broad­way.

The speaker will be Martha Kin­sella of the Bren­nan Cen­ter for Jus­tice who will dis­cuss the cen­ter’s Na­tional Task Force on Rule of Law and Democ­racy and the cen­ter’s work on ad­vo­cat­ing for vot­ing re­forms in the state. All pre­sen­ta­tions are free and open to the pub­lic. For de­tails, see www. or call Pat­tie Garrett 518-728-5201 or pres­i­[email protected]

Ben­e­fit con­cert for an­i­mal shel­ter

TROY — Cap­i­tal Re­gion mu­si­cians plan a con­cert —Rock’nres­cue—to raise aware­ness and funds in sup­port of the Mo­hawk Hud­son Hu­mane So­ci­ety from 1 to 6 p.m. Satur­day, Feb. 9 at the Hangar on the Hud­son, 675 River St. Troy.

Or­ga­niz­ers say the idea stems from an an­i­mal hoarding case in Troy in which more than 100 an­i­mals were re­moved from a home. Mu­si­cian and event or­ga­nizer Rod Choppy posted a mes­sage on so­cial me­dia ask­ing about a way to help and dozens of area mu­si­cians stepped up to vol­un­teer. Area bands in­clude The Rod Choppy Re­ac­tion, SRO Band, The Bro­ken Hearted and Chris Bu­sone Band. Other ac­tiv­i­ties: silent auc­tion, 50/50 raf­fle and door prizes. WTEN me­te­o­rol­o­gist Tim Draw­bridge will be master of cer­e­monies.

A Face­book page has been cre­ated for Rock ’N Res­cue 2019. Tick­ets are $10 in ad­vance and $15 at the door and go on sale Sun­day. They can be pur­chased on­line or at the Mo­hawk Hud­son Hu­mane So­ci­ety.

Re­cep­tion for high school art show

SARATOGA SPRINGS — An open­ing re­cep­tion for “All Stars: An Ex­hi­bi­tion of High School Artists” will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Satur­day at the Arts Cen­ter Gallery at Saratoga Arts.

The ex­hibit will be on dis­play from Jan. 19 to Feb. 9. Art teach­ers rep­re­sent­ing Broad­al­bin-perth, Burnt Hills-ball­ston Lake, Corinth, Gal­way, Gloversville, May­field, Saratoga Springs, Schuylerville, Shenen­de­howa, and South Glens Falls school dis­tricts will show stu­dents’ work.

Pro­vided photo

Latisha Cham­bers helps fam­i­lies make de­ci­sions.

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