Cognizant of the vital support received from community leaders and volunteers, Lycoming County United Way annually awards it highest volunteer honor via the presentation of the Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award. The organization’s 2010 Dickey award will be presented to Steven P. Johnson, president and CEO of Susquehanna Health, at the April 26 LCUW Annual Meeting.
Named in honor of Douglas C. Dickey, a past LCUW president lost in the crash of TWA Flight 800, the award is presented to an individual whose dedication, commitment, and outstanding leadership have made a significant contribution to the welfare of Lycoming County. The award was first presented in 1947 as the Lycoming United Way Award and renamed in 1997 to honor Dickey’s memory and contributions to the local United Way.
Johnson becomes the 65th honoree so selected over the years.
“The selection committee for this annual award is comprised of those individuals who themselves have been past recipients of the award, “explained Scott N. Lowery, LCUW executive director. “These volunteers are in the best position to understand the importance of this award to our United Way and have previously exhibited the credentials necessary to achieve the honor. Steve has given immense time and energy to benefit both the community and our United Way. I’m sure Doug Dickey would be pleased by his selection.
Johnson has served LCUW in a variety of leadership projects. He served as the Chair of the 2004 annual campaign, chaired the 2005 strategic plan process and has been active on advisory committees and campaign functions. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania, serves as the lay reader at his church, sits on a variety of other public and private sector boards, is the immediate past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and VHA Pennsylvania.
He received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Lycoming College and his master’s degree in public administration from Marywood University. He and his wife, Mary Ann, reside in Cogan Station and are the proud parents of two adult children and four grandchildren.
Johnson will receive his award from Keith S. Kuzio, president and CEO of Larson Design Group, the 2009 LCUW Dickey Award honoree.