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In the News: Tanisha Nesmith

7/10/2014, 6 a.m.
Tanisha Nesmith names YMCA Achiever

Tufts Health Plan announced that Tanisha Nesmith, manager of support and continuous improvement, has been selected as a YMCA Achiever for 2014. The YMCA Achievers program selects diverse business and community leaders for their outstanding performance in the workplace and dedication to their communities. Tufts Health Plan has been involved with the YMCA Achievers program since 2007.

“Tufts Health Plan extends our sincere congratulations to the 2014 Y Achievers who will complete a year of service mentoring and supporting young men and women as they strive to create greater opportunities for themselves,” said Lydia Greene, Tufts Health Plan’s vice president of human resources and diversity and member of the YMCA Achievers board of commissioners. “The YMCA Achiever program provides educational enrichment and career awareness activities for Greater Boston youth. Many of these youth are left to navigate the college process by themselves and these Tufts Health Plan employees, along with many others, will help to prepare these young men and women for college and a career. We are so very proud of their commitment to community service and to the youth of Greater Boston.”

As a participating company, Tufts Health Plan nominates high-potential employees and donates 40 hours of paid time off for their Achievers to volunteer with local youth programs that help thousands of Boston-area inner-city teens learn more about educational and professional opportunities. Previous year’s Achievers from Tufts Health Plan gave their time to activities such as beautifying schools and community centers, mentoring students, leading choirs and teaching martial arts.