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April 02, 2007

Health Care Professionals Member of the Year: Renee Gestone-Setteducato

Source: NYSUT Constituency Awards 2007

Renee Gestone-Setteducato

Renee Gestone-SetteducatoIf you're looking for Renee Setteducato, you can always find her out front. As this year's Health Care Professionals Member of the Year, she's known for being a longtime champion of working rights for nurses. Setteducato is chapter leader of the United Federation of Teachers' 600-member unit at Lutheran Medical Center, where she has logged nearly 35 years as a registered nurse. Most of here career has been in the ER, where she says, "In an instant, you see life and death." She is also a member of NYSUT's Health Care Professionals Council, the UFT executive board and the AFT Leadership Council.