The Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) Board of Directors recognized John R. Morahan as the 2018 recipient of the BCIU Outstanding Community Partner Award at their August 16, 2018 Board meeting at the BCIU Main Office.
John R. Morahan has served and continues to faithfully serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Penn State Health St. Joseph since 1999, and has led the center’s expansion and growth since that time. This is the fourth year the award has been conferred by the Berks County Intermediate Unit, and the BCIU will select one outstanding community partner annually. Some of the criteria in the selection of the recipient includes the following:
• Demonstrates an understanding of the importance and role of the BCIU
• Advocates in the community for the BCIU and the students served
• Must be someone outside the BCIU (non-employee) who believes strongly in educational services and has demonstrated that commitment through their actions over time
• Must be a recognized leader in their respective field and a member of the Berks County community
Without question, Mr. Morahan fulfills all of the above criteria, and more. Not only has he and Penn State Health St. Joseph shown support for the BCIU and Berks County schools, he has also partnered with other community organizations to enhance the quality of life and services to the city and county. His support of the relaunch of the BCIU Project SEARCH program in the health-related field and the first annual BCIU Apple-A-Day 5K has been instrumental to the success to both. In addition, his leadership in the Stop the Bleed initiative to provide the education, training, and equipment needed to our schools clearly demonstrates his commitment to the Berks County community to furnish them with the tools needed for emergency preparedness and to save lives.
The Berks County Intermediate Unit offers congratulations and sincere gratitude to Mr. John R. Morahan for his leadership and for being a true and valued partner of the BCIU.
“Berks County Intermediate Unit is truly fortunate to have such a dedicated community leader as our 2018 Outstanding Community Partner. It has been a privilege for the BCIU to partner and collaborate with Mr. Morahan and his team in a collective effort to better serve the community. He is a dedicated, competent, and approachable leader, and regardless of the situation or initiative, his decisions are centered on what is best for the greater Berks County community.” — Dr. Jill M. Hackman, BCIU Executive Director