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On Thursday, February 23, Governors State University(GSU) faculty members, Roberta O’Shea, Ph.D., PT,and Elizabeth Cada, Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA, each received the 2006 Pioneer Award from the Crossroads Coalition. The awards ceremony took place at St.James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

The Crossroads Coalition, formed in 1998, is a collaboration of community agencies and healthcare providers in the south suburbs. The group addressesthe maternal and child healthcare needs of low-income residents to ensure access to quality, convenient, and affordable care. Over the past eight year, the coalition has been instrumental in the development of successful “safety net” systems of care and access for community residents.