Thunderous applause and tears of joy were on display at the December 4, 2018 Board of Directors meeting for the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services (Gwinnett Coalition). As her fellow board members rose to their feet in celebration and appreciation, Gwinnett Medical Center’s Director of Community Benefit and Ethics, Martha Jordan, was presented the Gwinnett Coalition’s highest honor, The Barbara King Community Hero Award.
Named in honor of the late Barbara King, a long-time community servant and retired Primerica legend, Gwinnett Coalition’s Executive Director, Ellen Gerstein said, “I could not think of anyone who exemplifies the true meaning of the Barbara King Community Hero Award more than Martha Jordan.”
In statements made during the presentation of the award, Gerstein added, “Martha is a true community hero. She has supported the Gwinnett Coalition in so many valuable ways. For many years, Martha has chaired our Research and Accountability committee, taking us through a rigorous process of strategic planning and accountability. Through her tireless efforts, our comprehensive plan is now integrated as one community health improvement plan. Martha’s expertise has made her a shining star and leader among all that have the privilege to know and work with her. Her passion for helping others learn about and understand the benefits of engaging with the Gwinnett Coalition has helped our organization achieve unprecedented results.”