Dawn Holden Woods, Chief Social Services Officer at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), has been named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2020 “Minority Business Leaders.”
The award recognizes the Philadelphia region’s top minority business leaders based on demonstrated business success, community leadership, and philanthropy over the past 12 to 18 months. The honorees will be profiled in the publication’s special edition on August 21 and will be recognized at an event in the fall.
“During this time in our country, I am especially honored and humbled to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of its ‘Minority Business Leaders,’ and be included with such a distinguished group of recipients,” said Holden Woods. “I am extremely fortunate to have a career doing something that I am so passionate about, and I am humbled to be in a position that affects change in the lives of the children and families in Philadelphia.”
Holden Woods oversees all Child Development and Family Services, including PHMC subsidiary Turning Points for Children, where she served as CEO for the past three years; PHMC’s Research & Evaluation Group, Health Promotion Services and PHMC subsidiary Health Promotion Council. Holden Woods previously served as the Managing Director of Children and Family Social Services at PHMC and Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children. In her previous role with Turning Points for Children, Holden Woods oversaw four Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) as part of the Department of Human Services’ Improving Outcomes for Children initiative, which is responsible for the safety, well-being and permanency of more than 5,500 children and their families. Her passion for helping Philadelphia communities has helped improve the lives of thousands of children and families in the region.
Holden’s commitment to improving the welfare of children was evident early on in her career when she was tapped for the role of CFO at Turning Points for Children at age 30. Under Holden Woods’ leadership, Turning Points for Children has grown to be one of the largest social service organizations providing a broad continuum of care including inpatient addiction services, foster care and adoption services for more than 17,000 children and adults.
Holden Woods was voted the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2014 and “Nonprofit CFO of the Year” in 2010, and a Burlington-Camden Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi “Woman of Distinction” in 2009.
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