Focus CEO Joel Shpigel is Named as a Montgomery County Civil Rights Award Winner
Joel Shpigel R.Ph., CEO of Focus Express Mail Pharmacy was honored on May 12, 2009 with the Montgomery County Advisory Council Joseph X. Yaffe-Robert Johnson Smith Civil Rights Award for Community Service. Mr. Shpigel was one of seven award winners of this annual award which recognize community, law enforcement, religion and education leaders who have advanced civil rights, equal opportunity or intergroup relations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
"These outstanding individuals have made our communities better places to live, work and learn," Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Chair Stephen A. Glassman said. "We commend their selfless devotion to improving the lives of those in Montgomery County, and promoting dignity and equality for all."
The awards program, named for two prominent Philadelphia-area civil rights leaders and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission chairpersons, began in 1983 as an initiative of the commission's Montgomery County Advisory Council, currently headed by Dr. Donald Clark of Willow Grove.
The following is a list of winners and the categories in which they were honored. All winners are residents of Montgomery County.
Philip Albright, Blue Bell - Education
Johnny C. Corson, Pottstown - Advocacy for Equal Opportunity
Shelleah Jackson, Blue Bell - Student Service
Garrett D. Page, Willow Grove - Law Enforcement
Joel Shpigel, Horsham - Community Service
Burton Siegel, Elkins Park - Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights
Dr. Emenike and Chidi Ukazim, Blue Bell - Ethnic Harmony and Interfaith UnderstandingBack to News List