From the President to our President: Maria Gomez receives a 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal

We are proud and excited to share the White House's recent announcement that among nearly 6,000 nominees, Mary's Center President and CEO Maria Gomez has been selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award in the United States (second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom)!

The Presidential Citizens Medal recognizes individuals who have performed exemplary deeds or services for his or her country or fellow citizens. Anyone who knows Maria has observed her relentless work to overcome health disparities in the DC area and would agree that she is deserving of this distinction.

Congratulations Maria and thank you for your commitment and dedication! You're an example to all of us!

View the White House Press Release

Pictured: Maria Gomez poses with then Presidential candidate Barack Obama at a National Council of La Raza conference in 2008.