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Diruhi Mattian Award

Diruhi Mattian Memorial Award

The Diruhi Mattian Memorial Award is awarded at the Youth at Risk Conference each year to a special person who has made an outstanding contribution in their work of supporting youth at risk. The Youth at Risk Committee selects the recipient of the award each year from the submissions we receive from you.

Diruhi Mattian was a social worker who, in the course of doing the work that meant so much to her, was tragically killed in 2008. Diruhi was extremely committed to her mission of helping youth at risk and their families. She was dedicated to her profession and driven to make a difference in the lives of young people. Diruhi was known to many as an advocate of self care and for providing her colleagues with support and nurturance. We created this award to both honor her memory and to recognize those doing outstanding work in the community.

Past recipients are:

  • Mike Duda, YAR Founder and Pastor of First Church in Wenham
  • Kelly O’Connor, Director of the Gregg Neighborhood House Afterschool program
  • H. Bud Kelly, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Mark Libon, V.P. of Community Based services for Lahey Health Systems
  • Donna Coe, Nurse Practitioner at Lynn Community Health Center

Nomination Form

We are accepting submissions for the 2015 award. Deadline date February 23, 2015. Thank you!


Please enter the name of the person you wish to nominate.

Reasons for Nomination

Please answer the questions below and provide us with detailed information as to why you believe this person deserves this recognition. Send any supportive material relevant to this nomination to k.moriconi@eccf.org.

  1. In what capacity/capacities does the Nominee serve at risk youth?
  2. What outstanding contributions has the Nominee made in supporting at risk youth?
  3. Describe how the Nominee nurtured colleagues and advocated for professionals’ self-care?
Please be specific and detailed.

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