Sarah Ghose receives volunteer award

April 6, 2022


L to R:  Volunteer Award Recipients 2021: Carl Erickson, RN; Jo Lynne Robins, PhD, Sara Ghose and Zainab Haider. (Courtesy photo) 

The Bev Chamblin Award for Excellence was named after a remarkable friend and colleague who was a dedicated Health Brigade volunteer for over 15 years (from 2002 to 2017). We are happy to present the Bev Chamblin Award for Excellence in Mental Health & Wellness to Sarah Ghose. Sarah has been a Behavioral Health coach at Health Brigade since August, 2020!


Sarah is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student specializing in behavioral medicine. Sarah began working as a behavioral health coach under the VCU Primary Care Psychology Training Initiative.  Behavioral Coaches provide brief solution-focused treatments to clients with behavioral health issues. Their goal is to teach clients self-management techniques and skills that enable and empower them to improve their quality of life. What makes Sarah so deserving of the Bev Chamblin Award for Excellence is not only how good she is with her clients but her dedication to Health Brigade.


Last year, Sarah was placed at a different site under VCU’s grant but that did not deter her from continuing to care for our clients. Without hesitation, she offered to stay on as a volunteer in additional to her other work and school requirements. She has been invaluable in onboarding new Behavioral Health Coaches and continues to provide outstanding care to our clients. Please join me in congratulating and thanking Sarah for her dedication.