Berks Community Health Center recently honored community leader Pat Giles with the health center’s Civitas Award at the fourth annual “Picture Berks Healthy,” its signature awareness and fundraising event. BCHC’s mission is to improve access and the health of the community through the delivery of coordinated comprehensive services for all residents of Berks County regardless of their economic status.
A leader in the Reading-Berks health community
BCHC described Pat as providing “volunteer and professional leadership to community nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life for Berks County residents for the past 45 years.” She was part of the community group that identified the need for this health center, and she participated in the planning and implementation needed to officially establish BCHC in 2012. She served as an Advisory Council and Governance Committee member in its early years. In 2017 she was elected to the Board of Directors, and served as Board Chair for four years, as well as serving on various committees at different periods throughout the years. She currently serves as a member of the Governance and Strategic Planning committees.
“Pat has been an incredible friend to Berks Community Health Center since its inception. We are incredibly proud to be honoring her after her many years of service”, says BCHC CEO Mary Kargbo.
Congratulations on your award, Pat! It’s wonderful to be a part of the local Reading-Berks community, where people are striving to care for each other.
We loved seeing Pat’s headshot in use throughout all the event promotional posts and materials. Pat got a gorgeous series of headshots in our studio last year, so when she received her award this year, she was ready. We’re proud to be able to be part of recognizing her hard work, and we can’t wait to see all the great things she’ll be doing in the future!