Petaluma Health Care District's Health Hero Award Goes to Karla Lounibos
At Petaluma Health Care District's annual Community Partnership Appreciation Breakfast on May 23rd, Karla Lounibos, a parent educator and family mentor at Petaluma Adult School, received PHCD's Health Hero Award. This award was given to her in recognition of her "remarkable commitment and exemplary service to benefit the health of individuals and the well-being of communities within southern Sonoma County."
"This year's Health Hero has served thousands of immigrant families and staff over the past decade as a teacher, mentor, colleague and advocate," said Ramona Faith, PHCD CEO. "As an immigrant parent herself, Karla identifies with the challenges and fears of raising children in a new culture and she strives to empower parents as their child's first and most important teacher. Education and access to services are key social determinants of health, and Karla ensures that some of our most under-resourced families receive the support they need to succeed."
Congratulations Karla! Thank you for everything you do.