2022 Catalyst for Positive Change Awards

Syntero recently recognized 27 outstanding high school students at the 31st Annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards, presented by the AEP Foundation and Medical Mutual of Ohio. Thank you to all of our valued supporters who helped honor young people who exemplify Syntero’s values of integrity, empowerment, innovation and inclusiveness, and raise $40,000 in support of our critical behavioral health services and programs.

Click here to view a complete list of our generous event sponsors and donors, then watch the event recap to view photos of the awards breakfast and keynote speaker Dr. Amy Acton.

Dr. Amy Acton Will Share Leadership Story with Outstanding Youth at the Catalyst Awards

Syntero is pleased to announce that Amy Acton, MD, MPH, will be the keynote speaker of an award ceremony that honors Central Ohio students who are committed to improving their communities.

Dr. Acton, a licensed physician in Preventive Medicine and Public Health with more than 30 years of experience, was a key figure in Ohio’s efforts to curve the impact of the coronavirus. Dr. Acton will share her inspiring story of leadership through her speech titled “The Leader We All Wish We Had Is You!” at the 31st Annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards on Friday, April 22, 2022. The awards breakfast will be held at the Fawcett Center on the Ohio State University campus and will showcase 30 students from 15 Central Ohio high schools.

“We are so excited to welcome Dr. Acton and to celebrate amazing young people who have found creative and inspiring ways to serve their schools and communities during uncertain times,” said Syntero CEO Julie Erwin Rinaldi, M.Ed. “Syntero’s values of integrity, empowerment, innovation and inclusiveness are engrained in all aspects of our client care, community outreach and employee relations. The Catalyst Awards is a prime opportunity to recognize young people who share our values and exemplify them in admirable ways.”

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Meet Syntero’s Catalyst Awards Keynote Speaker: Curtis Moody, FAIA

photo of Curtix J. Moody, FAIA

Syntero is pleased to announce award-winning architectural designer, Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, as the keynote speaker for the 30th Annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards on April 16, 2021. Moody has had a prosperous 48-year career and leads Moody Nolan, the largest African American architectural firm in the country. Moody will share his inspirational story of how he overcame challenges to create opportunity for himself and others, and will also discuss what motivates him to give back to the community.

While founding his Central Ohio-based firm in 1982, Moody decided to build it on a foundation of diversity of thought. He has continuously challenged what once was the status quo and has created a corporate environment that is both inclusive and equitable. This allows the profession to hav a full range of creative impact from all employees – no matter their ethnicity or gender. Moody Nolan has grown to more than 230 employees and 11 offices across the nation, and the firm’s designs have won more than 330 design citations.

The virtual event is free to view and all community members are invited to participate in the festivities. To learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities please visit here.

Syntero’s 30th Annual Catalyst for Positive Change Will Celebrate Youth Resilience

Syntero will host its 30th annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards on Friday, April 16, 2021. The awards will honor students who exemplify Syntero’s value of integrity, empowerment, innovation and inclusiveness, as well as resilience during these difficult times. The theme of the virtual ceremony will be “Celebrating Resilience” and will commemorate the achievements and positive contribution of high school seniors from 17 Central Ohio high schools. Over the years, more than 1,500 students have been recognized as role models for their exceptional character and service – for being Catalysts for Positive Change!

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