King has served children in the Hamilton County Courts since 1999 and works tirelessly through committees, trainings, and presentations to make a difference. She is on the steering committees of the Hamilton County Family Violence Prevention Project, where she serves as chair of the Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence Committee, and the Hamilton County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
She researched, developed, and continues to direct the Steps to Peace Program for ProKids which trains CASAs on recognizing the signs of witnessing domestic violence in children and addressing the issues that arise.
King’s honor includes designating a grant of $2,500 to a nonprofit of her choice. The nonprofit must work in one of HealthPath’s focus areas and predominantly serve at least one of HealthPath’s 36 counties. King selected ProKids as the recipient of this grant.
HPF-Ohio was proud to present the inaugural Community Connector Award to Cheryl Boyce, retired Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.
A native of East St. Louis, Illinois, her interest in public health was a result of the premature death of her father. She earned a B.S. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a M.S. in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
Boyce has held a number of progressively responsible positions in the health and human services field including Coordinator of the Governor’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health- Ohio and Program Director and Associate Program Director for Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc. She was also employed by the Ohio Departments of Health, Mental Retardation, and Rehabilitation Services Commission.
She has been acknowledged for her work as the recipient of numerous awards including the YWCA Women of Achievement Award for Racial Justice, the Columbus Urban League Award of Excellence, the ONI award presented by the International Black Women’s Congress, the Dr. William J. Hicks Award presented by Columbus African American Cancer Survivors, and the National Black Programming Consortium Health Award.