Congratulations to the 3 young professionals from Petaluma chosen for North Bay Business Journals top 40 under 40.
From the NBBJ Monday Arpil 27, 2015 By Gary Quackenbush: Meet the 2015 Forty Under 40 professionals – North Bay Business Journal – North San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma, Marin, Napa counties
All of us at the Business Journal want to extend our congratulations to the ninth annual Forty Under 40 recipients. These 40 individuals were selected by the Business Journal editorial staff from more than 120 nominations. They were chosen on the basis of their leadership in companies and organizations as well as their participation in their communities. Over the nine years this award has existed, hundreds of young, exceptional professionals have been recognized. It is our sincere hope that these awards support and encourage excellence. The recipients will be honored at an awards reception April 29. —Brad Bollinger, Business Journal Publisher
Erin Hawkins, 30
Community Outreach Project Manager, Petaluma Healthcare District, Petaluma
Ensuring that the health and wellness needs of the diverse communities are understood and addressed in Southern Sonoma County is the role of Erin Hawkins with the Petaluma Health Care District, an organization described as a model for the state.
She manages the Community Health Initiative of the Petaluma Area, bringing financial and technical resources to groups and individuals, as well as planning support to the HeartSafe Community Initiative, while also channeling grant and sponsorship funds to organizations and schools.
Greatest professional accomplishment: Successfully managing a community film screening and panel presentation on the importance of high quality early childhood education to help make universal preschool a reality in Sonoma County.
Greatest challenge: “Bringing the community together to identify our greatest health priorities and developing shared strategies to cope with them.”
Next professional goal: “To develop a data dashboard to track the impact of our local health initiative.”
Best advice received: Finish projects ahead of schedule when possible in order to meet career and family needs.
Favorite book: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin.
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