2020 Champions of Hope Honorees

Person of Inspiration – Gail Moddeman, PhD, RN

A longtime MVH clinical nurse and cancer survivor, Gail is an educator, researcher and a professor emeritus of nursing at Wright State University.

Caregiver – Denise Nichols, MSW, LISW-S

An oncology Social Worker who has cared for MVH patients for 17 years, Denise is also a longtime community volunteer and published short story author. 

Survivor – Pat Meadows, MSSW

A 25-year cancer survivor, Pat is a respected community advocate, speaker and volunteer who completed 21 years as director of Social Services at MVH, and then served as executive director of the National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton. 

Medical Professional – Ania Pollack, MD, FACS, FAANS

Instrumental in establishing several innovations in the MVH Neuro Oncology program, Dr. Pollack is noted for providing state-of-the-art and compassionate care for her patients at the bedside and in the operating room.