NOAH is thrilled to share that one of our own dedicated and caring team members, Dora Correal, Director of Community Equity, received the Emerging Leader Award from the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy.
This national award honors young, emerging leaders within community and farmworker health centers who have made a career in the health center family and personify the enduring strength of health centers.
Dora joined NOAH in 2015 as an Eligibility Specialist, where she quickly established herself as a subject matter expert in government assistance programs and customer service. She has led the growth of our Community Resource Department as the first Supervisor, Manager, and now Director of that department. It has been through her leadership that a four-member team providing application assistance has grown to a 30-person team helping our patients and organization with crucial functions for our mission.
“Dora inspires and motivates us to keep finding innovative ways to help and serve our patients, NOAH team members, and community,” said Julia Nierad, NOAH CFO. “Leading with compassion and empathy, she is a champion for ensuring our community obtains access to resources in an efficient, dignified, and friendly manner. We are so grateful to have her passion and dedication on our team as we continue to address community need, particularly for those severely impacted by the pandemic.”
Compassion, empathy, and strength are how Dora leads her team to deliver for NOAH patients every day. She sees opportunities and finds ways for the Community Resource Department to help bridge gaps for patients, the community, and for NOAH’s own team.
“The Emerging Leaders selected each year represent the future of health centers. The policy and program advocates, clinicians, health educators, and clinic administrators recognized each year truly will become the next generation of senior leaders.” – Feygele Jacobs, President, and CEO of the RCHN Community Health Foundation
Emerging leaders like Dora are celebrated for the work they do to help further the mission of healthcare and better health for medically underserved patients, communities, and special populations.
The future of NOAH and community health centers looks bright with leaders like Dora sharing their talents and passion with organizations serving the medically underserved populations. Congratulations, Dora!
Learn more about the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy Emerging Leader Award here.