Congratulations to Peggy Boord, recipient of the 2020 Philip Gilbert Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award, given each year, is reserved for a dedicated and passionate volunteer who shares Healthy Start’s vision and actively contributes to the realization of Coalition goals.
Peggy is the Chief Financial Officer for Operation New Hope and serves on the Board as Treasurer. Peggy is a Certified Management Accountant who brings extensive nonprofit and for-profit finance experience to the position, and has been integral in ensuring sound finances and in the hiring of a Chief Financial Officer for the organization.
The award is given in honor of the late Philip H. Gilbert, founding chair of the Coalition and executive vice-president of the Duval County Medical Society, who devoted countless hours to advocating for and supporting services to meet the needs of the underserved in Northeast Florida. It honors individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to Healthy Start and the health of women, infants and families.