It is with great pride that we announce (Prevent Child Abuse Virginia / Healthy Families Virginia), announce that our very own Johanna Schuchert, PCAV’s Executive Director was selected as the recipient of the 2014 State Level Administrator Healthy Families America’s Service Excellence Award.
Healthy Families America (HFA) reported that competition in this category was very intense yet Johanna “rose to the top of the [selection] process.” Johanna, who has served as PCAV’s Executive Director since its inception in 1991, was a primary advocate of bringing Healthy Families to Virginia and has worked tirelessly over the past 20 years to ensure HFV’s vitality and growth. Three years ago she selflessly assumed the role of HFV’s Executive Director, in addition to her many other duties.
Johanna’s leadership in the Virginia General Assembly has been key to bringing HFV before key state leaders and stakeholders time and time again; most recently her work was instrumental in having state funds restored to HF sites across the Commonwealth for FY 2015-2016. She is a tireless advocate, knowledgeable speaker, polished and experienced leader/executive, and a well-respected and well-connected leader in the field of prevention both nationally and throughout the state of Virginia. Last year she received VOICES of Virginia’s Children award in recognition of her decades of service to Virginia’s children.
The awards ceremony was held on Sunday evening (May 18th) during the opening reception at Prevent Child Abuse America’s 2014 National Conference for America’s Children; being held in Jacksonville, FL this week. As part of her award, HFA covered a portion of her conference registration and lodging.
Congratulations Johanna! It is an honor to have you represent our state.