2012 Alignment Nashville Awards
Oct 8, 2012
Alignment Nashville was pleased to present awards for outstanding service to Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD, MPH and Deloitte during its 2012 Community Meeting, which was held in conjunction with the 2012 Alignment Institute.
Read below for more information about these deserving awardees:
Harvey Sperling Award for Excellence in Leadership
2012 honoree: Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD, MPH
The 2012 Harvey Sperling Award for Excellence in Leadership is presented to Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD. Dr. Wyche-Etheridge – or “Dr. Kim” to those who know her – was selected by her peers due to her outstanding leadership in her role as Chair of the Alignment Nashville Primary Care and Healthy Starts Committees. Here is what her peers had to say about why Dr. Wyche-Etheridge deserved to win this award:
Dr. Wyche-Etheridge’s leadership is only eclipsed by the sincere care and concern she has for the health of all children in the community, and she has that infectious laugh that makes even difficult work enjoyable.
Dr. Kim is sincerely dedicated to the cause of improving health statistics for all children in Davidson County. She is committed and intensely knowledgeable of the health disparities in the county and works tirelessly to eliminate them.
…she makes an impact at every meeting, fantastic ideas, she speaks with authority and humility – it’s hard to combine those two successfully.
…her commitment to the health of the children in our city is inspirational.
The Harvey Sperling Award is named after Harvey Sperling, who served as headmaster of the University School of Nashville at Vanderbilt University (1979 – 1990) and the University School of Milwaukee (1990 – 2000). Subsequently, he was the educational officer at The Frist Foundation, and currently is a consultant to the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach (and the School for Science & Math at Vanderbilt ). Harvey was instrumental in the start-up phase of Alignment Nashville, providing leadership and wisdom for the crucial first years of the organization.
Deloitte Award for Community Investment
2012 honoree: Deloitte
The inaugural Deloitte Award for Community Investment is presented to its namesake, Deloitte, for its unprecedented commitment to education and the community of Nashville. Deloitte’s contributions to public education are immeasurable, but here are a few highlights:
Deloitte is actively involved in all aspects of the Academies of Nashville, serving as Academy Partner at Antioch High School as well as co-sponsoring the Academies of Nashville. For Art2STEM, they have provided ongoing mentoring at after-school clubs and financial support for the 2012 Summer Camp and Art2STEM Family Night. Their educational outreach is further evidenced in their work through Women in Technology in Tennessee and Adventure Science Center in informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Deloitte Application Studios has contributed invaluable technical assistance and project management for the new Alignment Nashville collaborative portal, which will drastically improve our community’s ability to work together to achieve collective outcomes and measure our success.