Community Foundation Annual Noland and Huegli Awards Recognize Nonprofit Leaders in Community Health

In REPORT Newsletter

This story was originally published in the Winter 2020 REPORT Newsletter.

In recognition of his leadership in the charitable sector, Robert G. Riney, president Health Care Operations and chief operating officer for Henry Ford Health System, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership.

Riney’s personal contributions to the local nonprofit sector, as well as his decades-long work in helping to redefine the role of one of the largest health care institutions in the region, have made him a positive role model in the southeast Michigan community.

The Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership recognizes a nonprofit president or CEO in southeast Michigan whose service exemplifies the importance of leadership in his or her organization and the wider nonprofit community.

Covenant Community Care — a community health center serving the people of metro Detroit — was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Richard F. Huegli Award for Program Excellence.

In addition to its full-service locations, Covenant operates a school-based clinic, a mobile school-based dental program, and a homeless outreach team. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Covenant has continued to serve its community members by offering telehealth visits at all its locations for primary care, OB, dental, behavioral health, and recovery center services.

The Richard F. Huegli Award for Program Excellence identifies a nonprofit that reflects Mr. Huegli’s high standards in human services programming and his belief in human potential. Huegli was an integral figure in the region’s human services sector for nearly half a century and helped establish the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.