Past Community Connector Award Winners


Nancy Carterwith more than three decades experience, currently serves as the associate dental director for the Cincinnati Health Department. During Nancy’s tenure, she has helped develop and implement community-wide programs directed to dental education, prevention of disease, and increasing access to dental services for the elderly, low-income, chronically ill, and disabled. In the last 30 years, Nancy has executed a Quality Assurance Program for nine Cincinnati Primary Health Care Dental Clinics and several programs as well as activities in the community and school systems. She also consults and provides training to school nurses and administrators. She is a registered dental hygienist and holds a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and an Associate’s degree from The University of Cincinnati.

From left to right: Nancy Carter, Dottie Kane,
 Luana  Stan, and Theresa Wukusick

Dorothy Kane's a consultant for the VIP Family Violence Prevention Coalition (formerly Tri-County FamilyViolence ), which raises awareness of family violence prevention. She has nearly two decades of experience in the industry and vast experience in the education field. Dorothy played an instrumental role in creating and managing the Coalition under the direction of the Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc. In this role, she has developed an award-winning VIP Workplace Program, developed workplace violence prevention training modules, conducted trainings to more than 4,000 participants, provided outreach to the business community, and established meaningful relationships withall local Safety Councils and Chambers of Commerce. For more than 14 years, Dorothy has been a leader in recruiting new partners and growing the Coalition to 41 partners. Dorothy holds a Master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University and a Bachelor’s degree in education from Youngstown State University.


The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) awarded its 2014 Community Connector Award to Kathy King of ProKids.

The Community Connector Award recognizes an individual or pair of individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to give all Ohioans the opportunity to achieve their fullest health potential. King, Guardian ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Manager for ProKids in Cincinnati. The award was presented at the Foundation’s annual Community Connections Luncheon on on October 3.

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. 



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