A native of Waterbury, Conn., Lenora received a BS degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a MSW degree from Northwestern University.  She and her husband, Dr. James Santoro, moved to Rome when he started his medical practice.

Her community service has included the following:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Chieftains Museum
  • Floyd Healthcare Foundation
  • Junior Service League member and sustainer
  • William Davies Homeless Shelter Board
  • Mary’s Church Parish Council
  • Darlington School-Room and Dorm Parent and other volunteer activities

She and her husband have one son and daughter-in-law.

Nominated by Elizabeth Tierney, who says: “Lenora will tell you she does not deserve this award that she volunteers because she loves helping people and her community.”