Wall of Fame Class of 2014
Gail Dwaileebe Bagazzoli
OHS Class of 1977
Mrs. Bagazzoli has spent her career working as a healthcare professional in the region. After graduating from the University of Miami (Fla.), where she was inducted into the nursing honor society, Mrs. Bagazzoli began working as a Medical Surgical Nurse at Olean General Hospital. She later elevated to Clinical Education Manager, Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department, and Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the hospital. In 2014, Mrs. Bagazzoli was named Vice President of Quality for Upper Allegheny Health System, the governing organization of Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center.
In 2003, Mrs. Bagazzoli was honored as Western New York’s Nurse of Distinction, which recognizes registered professional nurses who demonstrate significant achievement in nursing practice and leadership. She is the president of the Kathi Ward Foundation, which supports the nursing profession in Cattaraugus County by providing annual scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in the field. Additionally, she serves as a program coordinator for the Association of Professionals in Infection Control, is actively involved with the American Heart Association, and has served on area nursing school advisory boards for more than 25 years.
Brigadier General Christopher L. Eddy
OHS Class of 1982
Brigadier General Eddy, a 1982 graduate of Olean High, dedicated more than three decades of his life to serving his country. A graduate of Ashland University, Mr. Eddy earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and another in International Relations from Troy State in Alabama. He later received a PhD in Management, Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University in Minneapolis.
After working with the United States Southern Command as a senior intelligence officer, and the Department of Homeland Security as a current analysis cell chief, Mr. Eddy was named intelligence program manager for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Miami, Fla. In his time with the Air Force, Mr. Eddy has served on Travis Air Force Base in California, Osan Air Base in South Korea, Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, the US European Command in Germany, and the Pentagon. He’s earned a number of awards for his service in the military, including the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the prestigious Legion of Merit.