Meals on Wheels America announced Jayne C. McQueen, President and CEO of Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, SC, as the recipient of the inaugural Sister Alice Marie Quinn Award. New in 2018, the Sister Alice Marie Quinn Award was established to celebrate the life and contributions of one of the Meals on Wheels network’s most respected and influential leaders of all time. A registered dietician, Sister Alice Marie – affectionately known as SAM – founded St. Vincent Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles, CA, in 1977, and through her leadership and spirit, left an indelible mark on the national Meals on Wheels community.
With Sister Alice Marie’s legacy in mind, this award honors a current leader in the Meals on Wheels network who embodies her compassion, dedication and contribution, and who works to unite and advance the nationwide Meals on Wheels movement. Meals on Wheels America Members were invited to submit nominations in June of 2018. A review committee narrowed the field of nominees before the Meals on Wheels America Board of Directors voted on the final selection.
“For more than 41 years, Jayne McQueen has committed herself to serving the most vulnerable seniors of Spartanburg County, South Carolina with her whole heart, just as Sister Alice Marie Quinn did for the seniors of Los Angeles,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “I am thrilled to be able to honor Jayne for her visionary leadership and effectiveness, and her incredible contributions to the Meals on Wheels movement.”
“I am humbled to be honored with this special award that carries the name of my dear friend, Sister Alice Marie Quinn,” said Jayne McQueen, President and CEO, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. “Her work was an inspiration to many and fed thousands of souls spiritually and physically.”
The 2018 Sister Alice Marie Quinn Award was presented during the Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo on Tuesday, August 28, in Charlotte, NC, in front of leaders and staff of nearly 350 local Meals on Wheels programs from across the country.
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