Nancy A. Aossey, President & CEO of International Medical Corps, is recipient of the 2011 Los Angeles Business Journal Award for Non-Profit Leadership Excellence. The award recognizes Aossey for demonstrating commitment, vision, innovation, and creativity in advancing a large local non-profit’s mission and for its impact on the communities it serves.
“I am tremendously honored to be recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal with this prestigious award. Since our founding right here in Los Angeles, International Medical Corps has saved the lives of millions of people – in places like Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Haiti – through humanitarian programs that focus on training and building the capacity of local people,” said Aossey, who was honored at the Journal’s annual awards luncheon on Wednesday. “This award recognizes the investment we have made in communities recovering from disaster, conflict, and disease so that they can return to self-reliance.”
Aossey joined International Medical Corps as startup CEO shortly after its founding in 1984; since then, the organization – today with a staff of 4,000 and thousands of volunteers – has provided more than $1.1 billion in lifesaving relief, development and training programs in more than 65 countries.
The Los Angeles Business Journal Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship awards honor LA professionals and organizations making a positive impact on their communities and the world. The awards were presented in Non-Profit and Corporate Citizenship categories for small, medium, and large organizations.