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Dr. John Maese, an internist and geriatrician with a private practice in Eltingville, has been awarded a Mastership in the American College of Physicians, for his excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine. Dr. Maese is only the second physician from the Island to be awarded a Mastership with the organization since the award was established in 1923. He has been a member of the organization for 20 years and served as past governor for the group representing the Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island region. In addition, he is currently chairperson of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Physicians' Health Information Technology committee. Dr. Maese was recognized by the college for his leadership in the areas of health information technology, patient safety, performance improvement and volunteerism. He is one of a few physicians on the Island that have been certified in three specialties: Internal medicine, geriatrics and emergency medicine. Dr. Maese is currently chairperson of the American College of Physicians' national committee on volunteerism and is chairperson of the New York State Patient Safety Enhancement Project Committee. He is president of the Academy of Medicine of Richmond and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York Quality Alliance. DAV awards plaque to Vincent Serapiglia Vincent Serapiglia of Arden Heights was presented with a plaque by the Halloran Memorial Chapter #34 of the Disabled American Veterans. Serapiglia is vice president of the Local 726, Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents the borough's city bus drivers. The plaque was presented outside the Yukon Bus Depot, New Springville. The DAV made the presentation on behalf of all the local operators of Local 726 for their generous support throughout the years. Jilly Stephens, executive director of City Harvest, was presented with the Center for Leadership and Service Distinguished Leadership Award by Wagner College during its fifth-annual Civic Engagement Recognition Day in the college's Foundation Hall. Wagner also recognized and honored several exceptional individuals and community partners who exemplify a sense of caring and responsibility for others, one that connects citizens to one another and works to address community problems. Awards are given in five categories: Faculty, staff, student, academic department and community partner. Page 188 of 201

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