LOWELL – PRIDEStar EMS is proud to share that John Chemaly, senior vice president of corporate strategies, and his wife Linda Chemaly have been honored by the University of Massachusetts Lowell for their commitment to the university’s excellence.
The Chemalys received the Chancellor’s Award for Public Service & Community Engagement during UMass Lowell Commencement on Friday, May 13, at the Tsongas Center.
The Chemalys served as members of the Commencement Host Committee from 2009 to 2012 and in 2014. They are also proud members of the True Blue Society, which celebrates UMass Lowell’s most loyal donors who support the continuing growth of the university.
John Chemaly also served as a member of the university’s Local Leaders group in 2011.
“UMass Lowell is honored to recognize John and Linda Chemaly with a 2022 Chancellor’s Medal for Public Service and Civic Engagement. John and Linda’s ongoing support of the university, as well as their longstanding personal and professional commitments to improving the quality of life in the Merrimack Valley, makes the entire university proud of their service,” said UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, who is retiring.
The Chemalys have given their time, energy, and support to a wide array of non-profits and charitable causes. John is the current chairman of the board at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, past president of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association, and serves on the board of directors of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and Lowell Plan.
John Chemaly co-founded Trinity EMS Inc. and served as its president until Trinity merged with PRIDEStar EMS last fall.
“It’s all very humbling. Linda and I are honored to help represent all the wonderful people who do good things in the City of Lowell, and throughout the Greater Merrimack Valley,” John Chemaly said. “We will miss Jacquie in her role as Chancellor, but we know she will continue to have a positive impact for the City of Lowell.”
The Chemalys live in Chelmsford. They are proud parents of three children, Craig, Alexa and Lauren, and have four grandchildren.
“John and Linda have long embraced the idea of giving back to their community, and their efforts have made the Merrimack Valley a better place to live,” PRIDEStar Founder and CEO David Daly said. “I congratulate them on this honor, and am proud to call them my friends.”