Nada Dickinson, WIN Network: Detroit’s Community Health Worker Team Leader, will be leaving her role with WIN Network to pursue a new opportunity with the State of Michigan. Nada has been part of the WIN Network: Detroit team for nearly the past 10 years, and was the one who came up with our name, Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit. Her impact on this organization, her colleagues, and the moms, babies, and families she has worked with is immeasurable.
We sat down with Nada’s fellow WIN Network: Detroit team members to reflect on her contributions to not only WIN Network, but also to their lives. “Nada has been a constant advocate, a constant staple,” says Program Manager Courtney Latimer. “
She’s always gone above and beyond for the women.” Her care for the community is truly unmatched, as described by Community Health Worker Linda Reyes. “She knows her city,” observes Linda. “She’s out making sure the women are taken care of.”
Nada has been with WIN Network: Detroit since the very beginning, and has shaped this organization to be what it is today. “There will never be another Nada. She is bold and fearless. She is balanced by the love and kindness our community needs,” says Jaye Clement, WIN Network: Detroit’s Director. CHW Felicia Lane reflects on her time working with Nada, reminiscing, “We’ve been part of the WIN Network since conception… It has been a really wonderful journey with Nada.” In the past ten years, Nada has dedicated herself to providing care for the women in the Detroit community and ensuring that they have the resources they need for healthy pregnancies.
WIN Network: Detroit families have been well served by Nada. “She goes hard for the women in WIN Network. She will make sure her moms get the very best,” notes Administrative Secretary Keisha Adams. “You can always count on Nada to put her moms first, because that’s who she is,” says Senior Project Coordinator Ally Rooker.
As the Team Leader for WIN Network: Detroit’s Community Health Workers, Nada’s communication and ability to challenge herself and those around her is a great asset to the organization. Her energy is an inspiration to those around her and has made her work in the community extremely impactful. “She does it with style, she does it unapologetically,” states Courtney. “She is the epitome of what a Community Health Worker should be.”
We feel grateful to have worked with Nada for so long, and we know she will continue to do amazing things in her career to serve the community she loves. Congratulations Nada on your new role and all of your future successes!