PEI Kids’ Board Member Loni Hand Receives Community Champion Award

Hamilton, NJ – June 2, 2015 – PEI Kids’ staff along with friends and family members of PEI Kids’ Board Secretary, Loni Hand, Esq. gathered to celebrate her achievements at the Molina Medicaid Solutions

Community Champion Awards ceremony at Nottingham Ballroom where Ms. Hand received the 2015 Community Champion Award for outstanding service to the community.

Loni Hand was nominated by PEI Kids to receive the Community Champions award. Since joining the PEI Kids’ Board of Trustees in 2011, she has been an advocate of the agency’s programs and services and dedicated her expertise to improve the agency’s strategic planning and enhance its governance, oversight and organizational effectiveness.

“Loni has made incredible contributions to PEI Kids, other noteworthy organizations, and the children of Mercer County,” said PEI Kids’ Executive Director Roslyn Dashiell. “Her selfless dedication and quiet determination to have a positive impact demonstrates everything that a community champion should be,” she added.

Loni has chaired PEI Kids’ Dinner & Auction Event Committee and volunteered on the Wine & Food Tasting Event Committee since 2011. She also served on the agency’s Executive Search Committee in 2014.

“This award is truly and honor,” says Loni.  “Working on behalf of vulnerable children within our community is my passion.  Thank you to the Molina Medicaid Solutions for this recognition.”

About PEI Kids
For the past 30 years, PEI Kids’ mission has been dedicated to promoting and maintaining a safe environment for all children. PEI Kids’ aspiration for the children of Mercer County, NJ, is “Safe Kids, Sound Futures.” Currently serving approximately 16,000 children and their families each year, the nonprofit organization began in 1985 when, while working at a rape crisis center, its founders discovered there were no local services tailored for children who had been sexually abused. Since then, its services have expanded to include Prevention/ Education and Intervention programs relating to personal safety; physical and sexual abuse; understanding physical and educational differences; school safety and bullying; anger management; gang prevention; and the overall well-being of the child and family. PEI Kids is also the lead agency of the Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse, and provides transportation and over 1,600 supervised visits each year for children in foster care and their families. To learn more about PEI Kids, please call 609-695-3739 or visit

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare was founded in 1980 by Dr. C. David Molina who established his first primary care clinic in Long Beach, California, with the goal of treating the lowest-income patients, regardless of their ability to pay.  The company is now run by Dr. Molina’s son, J. Mario Molina.  Molina Medicaid Solutions provides design, development, implementation and business process outsourcing solutions to state governments for their Medicaid Management Information Systems. Since 2011, Molina Medicaid Solutions has been celebrating the vision of Dr. David Molina as well as the community partners who work together to care for society’s most vulnerable individuals through selecting worthy recipients of the Community Champion Award.

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