In recognition of her success in making “positive change happen for thousands of people every day,” Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services has been named a “Community Action Hero” by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

The NASW award recognizes leaders in social work who “organize people, resources and allies to improve the lives of individuals in their community and across the country.”

Beckwith has served as President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services since 1991. Under her leadership, Hope has introduced an array of comprehensive long-term care programs in addition to hospice, which has become a model of coordinated care for other healthcare organizations. She was honored by the NASW in 2007 as a “Social Work Pioneer.”