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November 2017

Lorina Marshall-Blake · 2017 Chairman's Choice honor

Several local and national organizations recently honored Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake for her dedication to her community, tireless service, and thought leadership. 

Ms. Marshall-Blake received the 2017 Chairman's Choice honor at the Browning Foundation Scholarship Gala on September 30, 2017. She was an honoree at the Fun Times 7th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony on October 14, 2017. Finally, Ms. Marshall-Blake was a featured speaker, along with Sonia Sanchez, at the national ABWHE conference “Sister Power: Lift as we Climb,” held in Philadelphia on October 19.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

Contact: Ruth Stoolman
Phone: 215.241.4807

Christine B. Hastedt · Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has named Christine B. Hastedt, Public Policy Director at Maine Equal Justice Partners, as its first Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award recipient. Ms. Hastedt received the prestigious award at MeHAF’s Board of Trustees meeting on October 26 and the award includes $10,000 for Maine Equal Justice Partners, an organization that Hastedt helped to found in 1996. Ms. Hastedt has been a tireless advocate for low-income people in Maine for decades. Since she began her career, she has worked to preserve and expand public programs such as MaineCare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, general assistance, and food supplements to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Maine people.

The Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award will be made annually until 2027, to honor the legacy of MeHAF’s founding CEO, Wendy Wolf, who stepped down in October 2016. The award is intended to honor her 15-year tenure by recognizing the exceptional leadership and achievements of nonprofit leaders working to promote access to quality health care and improve the health of Maine people, particularly the uninsured and underserved.

Maine Health Access Foundation (Augusta, ME)

Contact: Morgan Hynd
Phone: 207.620.8266, x116