United Way of Washtenaw County has recently announced Jimena Loveluck at the 2022 Woman of the Year.
Loveluck, County Health Officer, will be honored at the “Power of the Purse” event held virtually on March 9, 2022.
Loveluck was chosen by the Power of the Purse committee for her “exemplary leadership role in the community leadership, ensuring a comprehensive COVID-19 response, including multiple strategies to increase the equitable distribution of testing, vaccines, and current information,” according to the press release.
“Jimena Loveluck exemplifies what the Power of the Purse initiative is about: women taking action to address community issues,” Pam Smith, president of the United Way of Washtenaw County and member of the Power of the Purse committee, said in a written statement. “Jimena displayed exemplary leadership during the pandemic and continues to go above and beyond every day to make sure our community has access to vaccines, current information, testing, masks or personal protective equipment (PPE), and appropriate medical care.”
Additionally, Loveluck is very accomplished where she “led initiatives to combat the opioid crisis, integrate public health services, and increase health equity as the Deputy Health Officer at the Washtenaw County Health Department,” according to the UWWC press release.
"I am thankful for those around me that lend me strength and continue to work tirelessly to respond to this pandemic and protect the health of our entire community,“ Loveluck said in a written statement. "I continue to be hopeful that we will find unity around the importance of protecting health and supporting community recovery and change. This will require bolstering our public health infrastructure, and truly committing to health and healthy opportunities for all."
Women United is a United Way network of around 55,000 members in 137 U.S. communities and one of the most successful philanthropic efforts.
Locally, UWWC Women’s Leadership Initiative has granted over $250,000 through the Power of the Purse event, which is for programs that promote women’s success and self-sufficiency.
United Way of Washtenaw County connects people, organization and resources to create a thriving community for everyone, according to the press release. With focuses on health, education, and financial stability issues, the Community Impact model creates opportunities for families and strengthens Washtenaw County.