Ronald McDonald House - Long Island Volunteer, Thomas Fridley, Promoted at SBI Garden City
March 10, 2011
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New Hyde Park, NY (March 2011) – Thomas Fridley has been promoted to the Director of Community Outreach at Sanford-Brown Institute, a position which allows the school to provide greater support to the community initiatives that it undertakes throughout the course of the year, while continuing to develop new relationships with organizations and facilities.
In October 2006 he accepted the Pharmacology Program Chair position at Sanford-Brown Institute after being employed at CVS/Pharmacy as their Regional Intern Program Manager. During his time there, he was responsible for the training, development and recruiting of PharmD students for the Nassau and Suffolk county CVS stores. As the Program Chair for Pharmacology, he was responsible for overseeing the daily operations and educational outcomes for the program and its students. During his tenure, the program was the first in New York State to acquire programmatic ASHP accreditation, he co-authored a bill with a state senator related to the practice and education of pharmacy technicians, and was voted Educator of the Year by the school's parent company, Career Education Corporation. In addition to his Program Chair role, he took responsibility for overseeing all Clinical Externships for Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding and Pharmacology Programs. Thomas has also been instrumental in the development of the Community Outreach Committee at the school, which focuses its time and resources to helping local organizations.
In 2010, the committee raised over $46,000 for these organizations, which went to helping achieve the missions of each organization.
Aside from his professional responsibilities at Sanford-Brown, Thomas has been a volunteer at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) since 2009. He has helped the House in various ways by assisting resident families with their transportation needs and organizing groups to prepare dinner from Sanford-Brown Institute.
“Thomas has been integral in organizing several groups from Sanford-Brown to participate in many Ronald McDonald House of Long Island programs - including the House’s annual Walk-a-Thon,” said Michael Pfeiffer, RMH-LI Development Officer. “He has also coordinated other on-campus fundraisers and Wish List drives providing much needed items for our resident families. We are extremely grateful for his hard work and dedication to our organization.”
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families who are caring for seriously ill children undergoing medical treatment in area hospitals. Located in New Hyde Park on the campus of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), the House accommodates families in a warm and supportive environment. Since opening in 1986, approximately 15,000 families from the United States and more than 80 countries around the world have been served. Many of the families are from Queens, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, as well as the surrounding Metropolitan area. For more information about RMH-LI, log on to www.rmhlongisland.org or www.facebook.com/rmhli.
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