Olivia Brannick, delivery executive of J2 Solutions, was recognized by the HBA Greater Philadelphia board on March 22 at Janssen in Ambler, PA for her outstanding leadership and volunteer service as the 2016 outstanding volunteer recognition co-chair.
Olivia joined the HBA in May 2015 after she was truly inspired by the women she met and the topics that were discussed at various HBA events held by HBA Greater Philadelphia. Her three main goals in joining the HBA were to continue to expand her network in the local healthcare industry, grow professionally and give back to the community through volunteer efforts.
Olivia’s significant and sustained contributions in implementing the HBA Greater Philadelphia’s Spark recognition program has successfully enhanced our recognition programs overall. She is a key member of the leadership engagement committee and led the implementation of a recognition award focused on effort to better recognize our volunteers and to better engage with our members. Olivia identified an unmet need within our chapter, as she recognized that the HBA is a volunteer organization and the women put in as much as they possibly can while managing their jobs, families and other responsibilities and needed to be recognized for their efforts. Without hesitation, Olivia facilitated the entire program: first reaching out to our counterparts across the country to understand what types of recognition programs they offered and to understand best practices. She then took what she learned from HBA Boston to format a program for HBA Greater Philadelphia called Spark. Spark is a peer-to-peer recognition program where any member can nominate another member for outstanding volunteer effort and contribution to our chapter. While creating the program, Olivia led the team in writing SOP’s, creating slides and templates on the nomination process, while strategizing with marketing and HBA Central to create a process so the awardee would be recognized via social media. Olivia demonstrated impeccable collaboration and laser focus on every task that needed to be completed. She has demonstrated cross-functional team leadership while driving volunteer appreciation, recognition and engagement in HBA Greater Philadelphia.
The program has been extremely well received since the December launch, with over 15 volunteers recognized for the contributions they have made to our chapter. Volunteers feel more appreciated and engaged, and have enjoyed the opportunity to showcase and recognize their peer volunteers.
Olivia’s determination, tenacity, leadership and passion have truly enhanced our volunteer recognition program. She is truly an asset to our chapter and is deserving of this great award. Olivia is a joy to work with. Her exceptional ability to collaborate and communicate, combined with her passion for recognizing others, has strengthened our chapter and greatly benefited our member community.
Thank you Olivia for your leadership, vision and boundless energy making this important program a reality. Congratulations.