APD’s Alisha Robinson Receives 2024 Community Champion I AM THE DREAM Award

Left to right: Omar Sajjad, Charles Thomas, Kristina Ali, Barbara Ross-Lee, Manish Mishra, Alisha Robinson, Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Duane Compton. Photo by Rob Strong

Alisha Robinson, BSHCM, human resources business partner, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program coordinator at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, was recognized with the 2024 Community Champion Award.

Robinson received the award on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day during the annual “I AM THE DREAM: Past, Present and Future” awards luncheon hosted by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Geisel School of Medicine.

The luncheon featured keynote speaker Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, FACOFP — the first Black woman to lead a medical school and who is now the inaugural president of Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine at Morgan State University — and recognized Geisel faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have demonstrated the ideals, courage, compassion, dignity, humility, and service that exemplified King’s character and empowered his leadership. Robinson was one of seven honorees. 

“Alisha has done amazing work to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at APD and in our community,” said Sue Mooney, MD, MS, APD President and CEO. “We are all enormously proud of what she has accomplished and ask others join us in celebrating this well-deserved recognition.”

King long fought for racial and economic justice in America. And in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he said, “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

If you were unable to attend, you can watch video of the event here.

About Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD)

Known for highly personalized and high-quality care, APD is the community hospital of the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Founded in 1932 and a member of Dartmouth Health since 2016, APD’s areas of clinical excellence include surgical services, primary care, geriatric care, sleep health, orthopaedics, and emergency services. The APD campus is also home to a senior living community with assisted and independent living facilities. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.