Rotary President Kent Frankenfeld, Les White, Rotary Sponsor Don Goering
Les White, director of Mary Greeley’s Home Health and Hospice Services and Story County Public Health was honored as a Community Hero. 
Les was one of the heroes of the pandemic. Public Health nurses were at the forefront of the pandemic. They were doing home visits to early suspected Coronavirus patients. Across the country, they were first infected while trying to help patients and teach them about this new unknown virus. 
Les helped lead her team in taking care of our entire county. She and her staff fielded countless questions from the public about COVID-19: the symptoms, the risks, the vaccines, and the misinformation. 
She and her team were able to respond quickly to changing guidance that came out daily, always looking out for the best interest of the patients, families, and staff. 
She oversaw the distribution of vaccines, coping with the stressful combination of supply, demand, and bureaucracy. She led the coordination of public vaccine clinics and vaccine clinics at area schools. 
During this high-pressure period, Les managed it with dedication and focus, setting an example for all Mary Greeley staff as they coped with the personal and professional impact of the pandemic. In 2021, Les received Mary Greeley’s Innovation & Excellence Award for Leadership. 
Les' member sponsor is Don Goering.