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2007 Healthcare Hero Nominee
Pamela Knox

She’s a “crafty” woman, and a good-hearted one at that. Pamela Knox is a volunteer at Springside at Seneca Hill in Volney, and has a particular talent with developing interesting arts and crafts projects for residents there.

She is an honorable mention in this year’s Healthcare Hero awards.

Teresa Ferlito, chief operating officer at Springside, said Knox has been volunteering for more than five years at the facility and present a monthly craft project to residents. She is employed by Pathfinder Bank, which sponsors the craft projects. Another Pathfinder Bank’s worker, Rhonda Hutchins, also volunteers her time at Springside.

“I am proud to help others in both the banking environment as well as my community,” Knox said. “The satisfaction of helping others is an award in itself.”

Knox, originally from Warsaw, N.Y., said her most significant accomplishment is “continually bringing joy to many elderly ladies by assisting them as they complete their craft projects.”

“The lovely ladies at Springside are so appreciative and thoroughly excited to see us come every month,” she added.

Knox develops the craft projects and modifies them so they can be created with ease.

“While participating in the craft projects, the ladies enjoy the moment and seem to forget about their current health issues,” she added.

Knox, who earned an associate’s degree at Jefferson Community College, has been with Pathfinder Bank for 28 years.
Knox sees herself as the consummate mentor.

“These projects bring joy and a sense of purpose to many ladies in our community,” she said. “Mentoring to me means caring for others and giving unselfishly of your time and resources.”