By Olivia Ritter
Communications Specialist

We are proud to announce that Dr. Angelica Hardee, Senior Manager, Gen-H at The Health Collaborative, is a finalist for the Community and Social Services Legacy Next Generation Leader Award.
This award, created as an initiative of Forward Quest, offers support and development to the leaders of the next generation to be successful in their meaningful work.
Angelica Hardee, Senior Manager, Gen-H

Dr. Angelica Hardee, Senior Manager, Gen-H

LEGACY encourages those who have a passion to enhance the quality of life in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. There are nine categories: Arts Entertainment and Recreation, Business and Financial Services, Communications Marketing and Sales, Community and Social Services, Education, Entrepreneurial, Government and Public Affairs, Legal Services, and Medical/Healthcare Services & Technology.

Candidates between the ages of 21 and 40 in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area are judged by a panel of expert judges who are knowledgeable in the field they are judging. The panel is made up of a senior executive in the field, a young professional, and a past winner in that category. Nominees are asked to write an essay defining leadership and how they exemplify leadership in their professional and personal lives while incorporating their level of professional achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community impact.

Dr. Hardee was nominated by The Health Collaborative’s Kiana Trabue, Executive Director, Gen-H, who was a finalist last year. In Kiana’s words, “Dr. Angelica Hardee is the epitome of not only a young professional advocate for the Cincinnati region but also a community health advocate for the entire state of Ohio.” The Next Generation Leader Awards are designed to salute the region’s young professionals under 40, for significant accomplishments in their field, demonstrated leadership, and their contributions to the community.

According to Trabue, Dr. Hardee is a perfect fit for the recognition. “Dr. Hardee’s determination for mentoring public health professionals, implementing navigation into health systems, and promoting Health in Equity in All Policies make her an ideal candidate for the Next Generation Leadership Award.”

Others being considered for the award hail from organizations such as Brighton Center Inc., and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The winners of each category will be announced at the Next Generation Leader Award dinner and ceremony on July 19th at the Madison Event Center in Covington.