Italian American Digest DIGEST Winter 2017 Final - Page 5

WINTER 2017 I talian A merican D igest PAGE 5 2018 LAISHF Honorees hit as the show has grown during the past seven years. AFR moved into of Nano-Silver Particles in a variety syndication in February 2016 when of products to provide antibacte- 100.3 ESPN New Orleans agreed to rial performance. The feature brand carry the show to its drive-time audi- is Silversport; his goal is “Keeping ence in the Crescent City. Sports Clean.” Matt has received accolades on the Franco spends a lot of time read- local, statewide and national levels ing and researching current food for his work on AFR. He is a mul- trends and health and wellness trends tiple-time and enjoys serving on the Advisory nominee in Board of the Penn State Center for the “Best Food Innovation. He is Chairman of of 225” the Board for the Pittsburgh Prom- Awards. In ise, a scholarship program open to 2016 and all students in the Pittsburgh Public 2017, Matt Schools. Among his many commu- received the nity activities is promoting the LI- Louisiana HEAP program for energy assistance Association in Pittsburgh and working with the of Broad- Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foun- casters dation in NYC. He is on the board of Prestige the Heinz History Center and Chair Award for Best Sports Radio Show in of the Heinz Sports Museum and the state. he serves on the board of the Heinz Radio Ink Magazine has listed Endowments. Matt among its Top 30 Local Sports Throughout his careers, Franco Talkers in America five times. has received numerous awards and Matt and his wife, Erika, reside accolades. Some of those include the in Baton Rouge and have one son, Whizzer White Humanitarian Award, Drew. The Mosconas are members NFL Man of the Year Award, The of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, and the National Church and Matt serves as a board member for the Congenital Heart Urban Leagues’ Whitney M. Young Foundation of Louisiana. Award. Penn State University hon- ored him as a Distinguished Alum; the Penn State School of Hotel, A merican I talian Restaurant and Recreation Manage- W oman of the Y ear ment made him their Alumnus of the A ward Year in 2001; in 2005, the Penn State Alumni Association named him an Mary Perrin Alumni Fellow. He is also a Conti Mary Perrin worked for Chil- Professor at Penn State and most dren’s Hospital for 33 years retiring recently, he was awarded the Lion’s in August 2017 as the President and Paw Award. CEO. She joined Children’s in 1984 He and Dana currently reside in as director of Human Resources and Sewickley, Pa. They have one son, in 1987 moved to up to Vice Presi- F. Dok Harris, an attorney living in dent of Hospital Operations. In this Pittsburgh. capacity over the next two decades Ms. Per- B uddy “D” M edia rin had evolving A ward ex- Matt Moscona ecutive For nearly 15 years, Matt Moscona over- has been a staple on talk radio in Ba- sight of ton Rouge. A graduate of both Catho- virtually lic High and LSU, Matt began his all op- radio career as a news talk producer erational at WIBR in 2003. He made the move areas to sports talk in 2007 and has been a except constant on that format ever since. nursing In February 2010, “After Further at differ- Review (AFR) with Matt Moscona” ent times. In addition to all aspects debuted on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge of operations, she was responsible and has consistently been a ratings for several hospital expansion and LAISHF cont. from previous page construction projects including the building of the Research Institute, acute and intensive care nursing units and other ancillary departments. After 33 years at Children’s Hos- pital Ms. Perrin has had extensive emergency management experience during numerous events, including Hurricane Katrina. Before becoming CEO Ms. Perrin served as COO in which she oversaw all hospital operations, interacted with the Medical Staff, patient fami- lies and consultants on a daily basis. As CEO she has just completed a Master Facility Plan for Children’s Hospital which has resulted in the recent approval of a $225M expan- sion and renovation project. She is currently working on a new physi- cian practice plan to align medical staff and h