AUGUSTA, ME – September 22, 2014 – Molina Medicaid Solutions of Maine recently celebrated the good deeds of one very special leader in the community at its third annual Community Champions Awards Ceremony. This year’s honoree is Hoang (Henry) Lam from the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta.
“We are pleased to honor Henry as a Community Champion,” said Peter Gray, the executive account manager of Molina Medicaid Solutions in Maine. “Henry’s dedication has made a tremendous impact on education and literacy in Augusta.”
The Community Champions program celebrates the vision of Dr. C. David Molina, the founder of Molina Healthcare, as well as community partners who work together to care for society’s most vulnerable individuals. Each community champion was nominated by a community-based organization and also received a $1,000 grant to give to a deserving nonprofit organization of his/her choice. The ceremony was held at the Governor Hill Mansion and included a performance by the Peter Herman Trio.
Hoang “Henry” Lam devotes his free time to help bridge the gap as a board member of the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta. Through this organization, Lam helps adults improve their reading, writing and literacy skills through one-on-one volunteer tutoring. In 2005, Henry left Vietnam and moved to Maine to find a better life. Henry went to Literacy Volunteers of Bangor where he learned English with the help of tutors. As a result of his hard work, he graduated from high school and earned a college degree. He worked tirelessly to utilize the educational system, especially Literacy Volunteers in Bangor and Augusta, to change his life for the better and now helps LVA promote the idea of self-sufficiency through learning. Lam gifted the grant to Virginia Marriner, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta, who accepted the award on the organization’s behalf.
About Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation, Molina currently serves approximately 2.3 million members. Dr. C. David Molina founded the company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California. Today they continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at www.molinahealthcare.com.
About Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta (LVA) was formed in 1973 and has been serving 18 communities, in southern Kennebec County and Lincoln County for over 30 years. LVA provides literacy services that are free, confidential and private (one-to-one) to local residents over 18 years old (and out of high school) who has identified a need to improve any reading, writing, speaking skill. In addition, LVA provides support for the development of financial and medical/health literacy as identified by the learners.