DR. JANIS WOLFE GASCH, founder and director of ARIZONA HEARING SPECIALISTS, is retiring after more than 35 years in private practice. She will transition the practice, which she founded in 1981, to two of her longtime staff, Greg Swingle, Au.D., and Kristi Hesse (Swingle), Au.D. Gasch has been active in the Jewish community since moving to Tucson in the mid-1970s for graduate school. She served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, Tucson Hebrew Academy, and Jewish Family & Children’s Services, where she served as president in 1990-91. She has received numerous awards for her involvement in the Jewish, general and professional communities in Tucson and Green Valley. This year, she and her husband, Danny, were the THA Tikkun Olam honorees. For more information, contact Arizona Hearing Specialists at 742-2845 or visit www.arizonahearing.com.
WINDY JONES received Tucson Hebrew Academy’s 2018 Excellence in Education Award, presented on behalf of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. Each year the JCF asks students, parents faculty and employees to nominate a teacher for the award, established at JCF by Robyn Kessler and Martha Sampson through an endowment. Jones is an upper school language arts teacher at THA.
MARSHALL HERRON, licensed fiduciary at Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona, received the Diane Lynn Anderson Memorial Award from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at the National Association of Social Workers Arizona Chapter 2 luncheon held March 23 at the YWCA. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who embody the qualities Anderson possessed: active acceptance, respect, compassion, devotion and caring for people with disabilities. For more than 40 years, Herron has devoted himself to transforming the lives of vulnerable community members, beginning with his community service as a young boy at B’nai B’rith. He rose through the ranks to serve as local president and district vice president of B’nai B’rith. Herron sang with the Tucson Boys Chorus for eight years and continued to be involved with the chorus as a volunteer for 25 years. While a student at the University of Arizona, he worked at the UA Medical Center assisting the psychiatric nursing staff with acute care services, continuing to work with psychiatric patients, their families and caregivers for the next decade. For the next 30 years, he worked on behalf of people with developmental disabilities as a case manager and guardian administrator for the Pima County Public Fiduciary. At JFCS, he is the lead in the Guardianship Division for people with disabilities and incapacitated individuals, serving as a surrogate for those unable to advocate for themselves.