HBA Northern Chicago congratulates annual award winners

Please join us in congratulating the HBA Northern Chicago 2017 annual award winners.
Legacy award – Ruth Martin
Ruth is one of the longest HBA Northern Chicago members, with over 10 years as a member and leader of the programming team. Ruth sets the bar high for her commitment to the overall HBA organization and leadership on the board, while bringing some of the most innovative programming to our chapter. Her commitment and leadership are a significant contribution to the overall success of our chapter.

Everest award – Julie Ciric
Julie took on the leadership of the HBA Next and Heathy Connections team, while also battling cancer. She inspired all of us as she shared her journey with us through the HBA newsletter, while completing a triathlon in the middle of chemo.  We also received some of the highest participation and satisfaction scores for the HBA programs and teams that she supported over the past year.

Marie Curie award winners
Ashley Samoila
Carmina Presto
Rosalind Jackson
Ashley led the mentoring team to the highest level of participation and engagement from both mentees and mentors in 2017. The team also improved the experience by developing training and resources to increase the overall impact to the participants. Her leadership and passion for supporting the development of our members is unwavering.
Carmina and Rosalind took full ownership of the HB8 Dinners for the chapter. They put together a process for registration and supported the leaders to ensure that all the dinners were a success. We received very positive feedback from the participants on their experience, the intimate networking, and the conversation topics. Their passion and collaboration were contagious.

LEAD award – Sandi Durrenberger
Sandi led the membership team to drive an overall increase in chapter membership and new member engagement. She did this through leadership of the monthly new member orientation breakfasts and quarterly conference calls. She partnered with all the other key board roles to ensure that volunteer opportunities were shared with new members to drive engagement and overall member retention. Sandi has been a board member with the chapter for over five years and has contributed significantly to our overall success.
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