LD #61: Responding to COVID-19, Making it Real

On this special episode of “Leader Dialogue”, learn how pillar organizations within Gwinnett County have joined forces in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis to attack issues such as homelessness, diminished access to healthcare, and food insecurity. Hosts Ben Sawyer and Lisa Counsell of SOAR Vision Group are joined by two special guests serving on the front lines, Scott Mawdesley and Rachel Spain.

Scott Mawdesley is the Community Outreach Director for 12 Stone Church and also serves as the Chair for Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services where he is also the facilitator of the Food Insecurity response for Gwinnett County.

Rachel Spain is the External Engagement Director for Gwinnett Church and also has responsibilities with the corporate Intersect Ministry at Northpoint Community Church. Intersect Ministry helps identify external organizations who have aligned missions and instead of duplicating efforts, the church “comes alongside” to help augment their functions.

The North Gwinnett Co-Op was formed in 1991 as a ministry that provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and spiritual support to those in need in the Buford, Suwanee, and Sugar Hill communities. Originally formed by Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in 1991, the ministry is now supported by additional congregations, area businesses, civic organizations, schools, and individuals who generously donate food, clothing, financial resources, and committed volunteer efforts. 12 Stone Church and Gwinnett Church are two of many partners in the North Gwinnett Co-Op.

About SOAR Vision Group

The SOAR Vision Group mission is to: Align People with Purpose to Achieve Exceptional Results. SOAR provides best practice strategy execution, business process optimization services, and a structured organizational development approach for organizations to effectively implement the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework. For more information, contact SOAR Vision Group at (888) 294-3303 or visit soarvisiongroup.com.

About the Baldrige Foundation

The mission of the Baldrige Foundation is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is presented annually by the United States President to organizations that demonstrate quality and performance excellence. For more information, contact the Baldrige Foundation at (202) 559-9195 or visit baldrigefoundation.org.