CHEERS - To Barbara DeLuca. You may have read this past week that Barbara, a cardio-pulmonary supervisor at Nathan Littauer Hospital, was appointed to serve on the state Board for Respiratory Therapy, an advisory board to the Board of Regents. That is an honor. Not only does she hold positions at the hospital and state board, she's also the chief of the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Department. In addition, she was the 2010 honoree of the Gregory R. Hoye Award, which is given by Mountain Valley Hospice to a person who has shown sensitive and compassionate care to the needs of patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses. Many of us may not have a full understanding of what the board she will be serving on does, but we do know the board is lucky to have her.