(Springfield, IL) – Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike will receive an award next week honoring her COVID-19 “leadership” by a top state behavioral health advocacy group.
Ezike is slated to receive the “Exceptional Leadership and Impact Award” from the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois’ at the group’s 48th annual virtual conference on Tuesday, December 8.
“Since March 2020, Dr. Ezike, has been a constant presence in living rooms across Illinois through her almost daily press conferences to educate millions of residents on both the toll exacted by the coronavirus and the safety measures needed to fight the disease,” said CBHA CEO Marvin Lindsey. “Dr. Ezike’s guidance and leadership has been responsible for helping to save the lives of tens of thousands here in Illinois, so our decision to bestow CBHA’s Exceptional Leadership and Impact Award on Dr. Ezike was both easy and unanimous.”
Dr. Ezike will receive the honor before an expected 200 CBHA attendees and address the gathering at approximately 9:00 a.m.
The CBHA conference, whose theme this year is “Reset, Reimagine, Reshape,” runs from December 7 through December 8.