Gail McCarthy has devoted her career to nursing, most recently at Lincoln Elementary in Melrose. She is also the founder of Lincoln’s Asthma Club. The club’s aim is to educate and empower kids with asthma. As a child, Gail suffered from asthma and has used her own experiences to inspire other children. Not one to rest on her laurels, Gail has also formed a Diabetes Club. As a nurse, Gail McCarthy has consistently been a positive role model for the students who pass through her doors.
—Nominated by Paul A. Brodeur