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AHEC Director Recognized by SND for Contributions to Community

July 13, 2023

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center is proud to have our Director, David Gross, honored by the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) ministries. Each year SND recognizes people within their organizations that exemplify the mission of the ministries in which they serve.

 The Transformative Leadership Award recognizes employees in the SND national network who inspire hope and excellence as they lead others to a fuller, freer life. As catalysts for growth, these recipients inspire hearts and transform the lives of those with whom they minister. They demonstrate vision, and mission effectiveness, and have an exceptional, inspirational impact on themselves, God, and others.

The 2023 Transformative Leadership Award was presented to David Gross, SCH’s Administrative Director for Education and Research and Director of Northeast Kentucky AHEC. In 2022, Gross led his AHEC team to recognition as Kentucky’s Community Star by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

“David is deeply passionate about the people of this region and does everything he can to remove the barriers that keep them from pursuing their life goals,” said Donald H. Lloyd, II, SCH’s President/CEO. “Those barriers may be lack of access to healthcare, lack of hope to pursue a career in healthcare, and for those with substance use disorder, especially the incarcerated, lack of support to enter recovery.”