Submitted to The Post
Rochester Police Officers Jason Prinzi and Katie Kratts, who pulled three people out of a burning vehicle earlier this year, will be among those recognized at the 11th Annual Human Service Worker Luncheon in November. Both officers will receive the Human Service Worker Courage Award for their actions while in the line of duty.
Also receiving the Courage Award is Valerie Lawrence, a graduate from Wilson Commencement Park, who has gone on to volunteer at various food shelters in Rochester, feeding the hungry and homeless.
Rosa Wims will receive the Human Service Worker Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions in health care and starting the annual Thanksgiving Feast, now sponsored by Foodlink. The dinner is held every year and feeds hundreds of Rochesterians in the poorest areas of the city.
Other human service workers being recognized:
• Philene “Bean” Cromwell, assistant director of CompassionNet, will receive the Human Service Worker of the Year Award for the Private Sector. She lives in Mendon.
• Julie Nichols, a supervisor in Child Protective Services, will receive the Human Service Worker of the Year Award for the Public Sector. Nichols lives in Hilton. Ben Deltoro, Monroe County Department of Human Services, and Dr. Jennifer Ashton, assistant professor SUNY Brockport, are the runners-up. Ashton lives in Webster.
• Barbara Jebbett, a Monroe County Department of Human Services case worker, will receive the Bertina Forde Rising Star Award. She lives in North Chili.
• Doreen Massie, a school psychologist at Martha Brown Middle School in Fairport, will receive the Seebach Volunteer Award. She resides in Fairport.
• Barry and Brittany Jencik will receive the Human Service Family of the Year Award for caring for and adopting children with special needs, and giving them their forever home. The Jencik family resides in Penfield.
More information about the event can be found at fsw-union.com.