Ellen Lenahan receives Main Line Chamber ‘Chairman’s Award’
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce recently
honored Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Organizational Development
Practitioner Sarah Ellen Lenahan
with its 2017 “Chairman’s Award.”
The annual award is presented to an individual
who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to The Main Line Chamber of Commerce
(MLCC) and the Main Line region (Philadelphia). Lenahan received the award
during the MLCC’s Red Carpet Dinner in Philadelphia in November.
“I was honored and humbled to receive the Chairman’s
Award,” said Lenahan. “This award is a tribute to my fellow Board members,
current and past Chairs of the Chamber Board, those who serve so tirelessly on
Chamber Committees, and to all those involved with Leadership Main Line.”
During his presentation remarks, MLCC Board Chairman Dick Carpenter
“Sarah Ellen has distinguished herself
as an outstanding leader and volunteer. As a member of our Executive
Committee, she has provided effective advice, feedback and ideas. She devotes countless hours to volunteer
efforts, providing an example to the rest of the MLCC Board of Directors and
all of the Chamber’s valued volunteers.”
Lenahan stepped into her role at the MLCC 10
years ago, serving as a member of its Board of Directors and Executive
Committee, the Society of Professional Women’s Advisory Council, and the
Leadership Main Line Steering Committee. She also held the role of MLCC Board
of Directors Secretary.
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As grateful as she is for receiving the
Chairman’s Award, there is another MLCC award – one she helped create – that gives
her the most pride.
During her tenure at MLCC, Lenahan worked to
establish the “Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award.” The award, named after
Devereux’s founder, Helena
T. Devereux, recognizes outstanding female professionals
whose work has impacted the Greater Main Line Region in the areas of business
excellence, community service, exceptional women’s leadership and the
advancement of employees. The MLCC presents the award during its annual Gold
Leaf Celebration luncheon in the fall. Click here
to learn more.
“I am extremely proud of the partnership
between Devereux and the Chamber, and its efforts to recognize deserving women
on the Main Line who embody
the qualities espoused by Helena Devereux,” added Lenahan.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of
the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and
leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by
Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of
clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that
positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their
families every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding
of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with
compassionate family engagement. Devereux is a recognized partner for families,
schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable
populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental
disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Learn more: www.devereux.org.
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