March 2023 | Issue No. 11
Q&A with Stephanie Narayanan – Employee of the Year
How did you find out that you are Employee of the Year?
Our CEO (Leslie Graham) contacted me the morning before the announcement was made to the rest of the organization. It came as a complete surprise. Because my work is always so fast and furious, I rarely have time to take a break and reflect. But that day, I stopped for a minute and told my family. It was exciting and flattering, and it’s nice to be noticed.
How long have you worked at PCC?
Five years. I started on March 19, 2018. My first year with PCC was its 25th anniversary, which was fun.
Candid Awards PCC Highest Level Transparency Award for 2023
The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) received the Platinum Transparency Seal for 2023, the highest level award provided by Candid. This organization combines the efforts of The Foundation Center and Guidestar to provide donors with insights about nonprofits that make a difference.
Insight into the Primary Care Coalition appears on guidestar.org so donors and funding agencies can find information about PCC’s programs, finances, strategies, goals, and metrics. The transparency allows for continued public confidence in PCC’s 30 years of good works done well.
PCC Welcomes Seven New Additions
It’s been a busy season for five PCC employees. Despite their tireless work for the organization and community, they are now juggling sleepless nights and frequent feedings for the seven babies (including triplets!) that arrived in February and March. Congratulations to all of our PCC parents—including Sarah Frazell, Puneet Gill, Rachel Lee, and Sophy Yang—and our newest PCCers—including Julien Tyler Carlson-Frazell, Jude Rowan Lee, and Maxwell Linshen Puckett!
PCC Hosts 30th Anniversary Community Yoga Event on April 29
The Primary Care Coalition continues its 30th Anniversary year celebration with a community yoga event on April 29 at 1 p.m. at Kentlands Green, 117 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. The program is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and CareFirst. Click here to register.
Maryland Expands Loan Repayment Programs to More Healthcare Professionals
A larger pool of healthcare workers is now eligible to apply for education loan repayments in exchange for service obligations under the Maryland Loan Repayment Programs (MLRP). Awards ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 (depending on licensure) are available to full and part-time physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nursing support staff in 2023. The application deadline is April 15.
April 1 Deadline Looms for Teen Parents Scholarship Applications
Teen parents in the DC metropolitan area who are 25 or younger are encouraged to apply for the Generation Hope scholarship program. The application deadline is April 1.
Scholarship funds of $2,400 for a four-year college and $1,200 for a two-year college are available to eligible teen parents interested in advancing their educations. The scholarship program also offers mentoring, life skills training, tutoring, emergency funding for financial crises, and access to fun, family-friendly events.
First-year college students must attend Generation Hope’s Summer Bridge course virtually in July, and scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and take at least six credits a semester. Apply here.
For application inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 30, 5-7 p.m., Movie Advocacy Night – The Theory of Everything, via Zoom for individuals with disabilities. Join a watch party for the hit movie about physicist Stephen Hawking and find out how he overcame so many challenges in his life. Register here.
March 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Club Español de Conversación. Learn Spanish and English by discussing current events. Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library, 900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
March 30, 7-8:30 p.m., join the Association of Black Cardiologists’ Committee on Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Children for a virtual screening of the docufilm, “Birthing Justice.” A roundtable conversation about the significant role cardiovascular health plays in the Black maternal health crisis follows. RSVP today.
March 31, 6-8 p.m., Spring Fire Night, for ages 6 and up, at Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD, 20902. Join a park naturalist for an evening campfire. Bring campfire snacks for roasting. The fee is $7; adults and children must register to participate.
April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo, The Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, 7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 2023. Register for free passes.
Join PCC to Support Montgomery County's Restoration Center—a Resource that Benefits Us All
When someone is in crisis, they usually end up in the nearest hospital emergency room. The ER is ill-equipped to provide the care and follow-up people in crisis need, and attempting to stabilize them diverts emergency department staff from addressing the heart attacks, trauma, and other kinds of emergencies they are equipped to treat. The result is a waste—of existing resources and of our community’s human potential.