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May 14, 2018 : Two Honored with Women of Vision Award

by Sarah Shy


CWVisionAwardAngela Snider and Wendy Travis received the Jane Johnsen Women of Vision award for 2018 at this year's Celebrate Women Conference. The award is named in honor of Dr. Jane Johnsen in recognition of her compassion and dedication to women’s issues in Fairfield county.


Angela Snider is the first award honoree. She is committed to giving back to her community and working on finding solutions to some of today’s societal issues. Snider is the manager of Fairfield Medical Center’s Emergency Department and a passionate advocate for patients who battle opioid addiction. She is actively involved with Fairfield Medical Center’s Project DAWN Initiative, a community-based overdose education and Narcan distribution program.


Snider has formed a partnership with Fairfield Medical Center’s Maternity Department. The partnership provides Snider time with new mothers who are addicted to opioids. She gives these women guidance and words of encouragement after their deliveries.


“She sees individuals for who they really are— someone’s parent, spouse, sibling or child. She believes it’s never too late to give hope to those who feel hopeless and knows that one small gesture or one kind word can be all it takes to spur the first step to recovery,” Said one of Snider’s nominators.


Wendy Travis is the second award honoree. Travis is a life-long resident of Fairfield County and has worked in Fairfield Medical Center’s Learning and Development Department for the past nine years. After graduating with her degree from Ohio University Lancaster in 2010, Travis decided to help other women with similar dreams of pursing their educations.


In 2011, she introduced the School at Work (S.A.W.) program at Fairfield Medical Center. S.A.W. assists entry-level healthcare associates in fine-tuning their educational skills in preparation for academic studies. The program benefits hard-working healthcare employees by improving their performance in current positions, preparing them for job advancements within FMC, and revitalizing their dreams of continued education. Thanks to the dedication from Travis, numerous FMC employees have benefitted from the program since its establishment.


“She teaches us all how to be better humans beings and she inspires me everyday to be a better version of me.” said Travis’s husband.


Let’s celebrate the people who continue to make our community and the world a better place.


The Celebrate Women Conference is organized by Ohio University Lancaster faculty, staff, and students. It aims to bridge women’s relationships in areas of community, university and professions.