December 17, 2020

Geneva employees recognized by Army for supporting COVID-19 vaccination mission at KACH

COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Department of the Army, has recognized four Geneva employees for going outside of their job duties and playing a critical role in supporting the COVID-19 vaccination mission at Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH) and the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA).

Program Manager Jesse Trump, Program Manager Steven Davi, Research Coordinator II Jessica Curtin, and Research Coordinator II Steven Malvasi, all at KACH, distinguished themselves by spending all day and staying late after duty hours to coordinate logistics for COVID-19 vaccine storage. This effort was especially noted for being outside of their normal, day-to-day job duties.

In a letter to Geneva’s President and CEO Elise Huszar earlier this month from Deputy Commander for Administration MAJ Casey McKenna, the Geneva employees are commended for “their exceptional diligence, flexibility, professionalism and teamwork which will ensure KACH leadership and staff to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks and months.”

Steven Malvasi was hired by Geneva in October 2015 and is supporting the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium research at West Point. This initiative includes the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure to date. Jesse Trump was hired in August 2014 and Jessica Curtin was hired in April 2019.  Both Jesse and Jessica support Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and biomarker research, along with the CARE Consortium.  Steven Davi was hired in May 2015 as an Intermittent Research Intern and is now supporting some of the Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research for Operational Readiness (MIRROR) projects as well as concussion and biomarker research at USMA.

President and CEO Elise W. Huszar said, “We are proud of these exceptional employees for demonstrating this level of commitment to our mission and their outstanding teamwork which clearly made a significant difference. Geneva is grateful for playing a role in this important endeavor.”