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Independence EVP of Public Affairs Steve Fera receives Family Support Line Guardian Award

By May 6, 2022March 14th, 2023Community Featured Leadership

Pictured left to right: Mitch Vidovitch, Independence VP of Government Affairs and Steve Fera, Independence EVP of Public Affairs

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Steve Fera received a Guardian Award at Family Support Line’s Bids for Kids event on April 29.

Recipients of the award are community members who exemplify exceptional commitment and passion for protecting Delaware County’s most vulnerable children and families through leadership. Other Guardian Award recipients at the event were Ellen Irwin, a former Family Support Line board member and one of its first volunteers; and June Elcock Messam, M.D., a pediatrician.

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation supported Family Support Line with a grant to develop the state’s first digital ad campaign focused on child sexual abuse. Family Support Line was also able to update its website thanks to the Foundation’s support. Independence has served as the lead sponsor of the Bids for Kids event for the last three years.

Family Support Line, based in is Media, Pa., is nonprofit organization that offers prevention programs, specialized treatment, professional training, and advocacy to advance the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. Mitch Vidovich, vice president of Government Affairs at Independence, is the current Family Support Line board president.