Locally, she has also served as a trustee for the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, a director for both the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and the Essex County Foundation, and a recent chair of the Danvers-based North Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Given her extensive body of work, Acosta was seen by many within TD Bank as an obvious choice for the Red Cross community hero award. Acosta said she was nominated by two of her TD Bank co-workers, and she added that it was a big shock when she found out three weeks ago that she had won.
“It’s a huge word, hero, and when I think of heroes I think of people saving lives, so I was very humbled by it and obviously very honored,” Acosta said. “The Red Cross is just an incredible organization … to be honored by them is truly spectacular.”