Technician of the Year
Pina Violano is an RN at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut where she serves as the hospital’s Injury Prevention Coordinator. She has proven that she is not only committed to creating and maintaining a model child passenger safety program for the hospital, but also demonstrates outstanding commitment to educating the minority groups in her area. Pina has a true passion for her work and believes every child, no matter what race, ethnicity, or financial situation, should be healthy and safe. This tireless advocate spends many Friday nights offering educational programs in Spanish and schedules Saturday car seat check-up events to reach as many families as possible. Her outreach allows her to work with churches, Boys and Girls Clubs, Kids in Crisis, a domestic violence advocacy group, medical taxi services and refugee clinics.
Additional details about Pina and his dedication to child passenger safety can be found in the Technician of the Year press release.