CANPO Award Presented March 6
One of Mountain Family Health Centers and MFHC patients’ strongest supporters, Nan Sundeen, will receive the Colorado Non-Profit Association’s Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award on March 6th. Nan was nominated by Ross Brooks, MFHC CEO and Carolyn Hardin, MFHC Development Consultant, for her tireless work to improve access to healthcare and human services for the region’s residents, and for her building strong support of the nonprofits providing those services.
Nan was instrumental in bringing MFHC to Basalt, and in brokering the partnership between MFHC, Pitkin County and Aspen Valley Hospital for the new building for the MFHC Basalt Clinic expansion. She also led the effort to pass and renew the ground breaking Pitkin County ballot initiative for property tax funding for health and human services nonprofits. Today, the Healthy Community Fund provides in excess of $2 million in stable funding per year for nonprofits who serve Pitkin County residents and/or workers, including $75,000 per year for Mountain Family.
As Director of Health and Human Services for Pitkin County for the past 25 years, Nan has led numerous large-scale regional collaborations to achieve equitable access to health care and human services for underserved populations. She is gifted at bringing together diverse sectors and people and setting aside partisan concerns to develop real solutions.
In their nomination letter, Ross and Carolyn said “One of our favorite parts of Nan is that she has become a verb. Ross once had a partner tell him ‘Oh, I got Nan Sundeen’d in that meeting.’ Translation: Nan fights hard for local concerns and never forgets that she represents the people, speaking loudest for those who often lack a voice of their own.” Ross adds “Nan is a calm, cool, collected voice in the storm of healthcare reform. She listens and provides sage guidance to leaders across Western Colorado. I personally and professionally seek her wisdom and advice on thorny issues. She sees the future like few others and has the grace to help others get there.”
Congratulations to our partner Nan Sundeen.
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