Rosemary Browne, CEO, Alder Health Services, is one of three honorees selected by US Senator Robert Casey for recognition Feb. 24 in Washington, DC for the Senator’s Annual Black History Month celebration.
This year’s other honorees also include Dr. Kathi Elliot, CEO of Gwen’s Girls, Pittsburgh, and Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, First Lady, Enon Tabernacle Church, Philadelphia. The celebration has been held for the past 14 years and is Casey’s only annual event.
The theme of this year’s event is Pathways Toward Hope: Elevating Positive Solutions for Our Children.
Alder Health Services will be recognized by Casey for the work done under Browne’s leadership to address challenges faced by LGBTQ families. The honor also recognizes the agency’s positive changes within our population in general.
“It is significant that Sen. Casey is bringing attention to the needs of the different communities Alder serves and that ‘family’ no longer just reflects traditional binary roles,” Browne says. She believes it is the first time an organization serving the LGBTQ community has been recognized at Casey’s annual celebration.
Alder Health Services celebrates its 35thanniversary Sept. 25 at The Whitaker Center.