Dr. Cook Honored as a Hero for Service to the Portland Community

Dr. Andrea CookDr. Andrea P. Cook, President of Warner Pacific College, has been recognized as one of Adventist Health Foundation’s “Heroes of the Heart,” a distinction awarded to local community members who are making a difference in Portland through their service to others.

Citing her commitment to providing equitable access to higher education within our community, Dr. Cook was selected from an array of volunteers, youth, public servants, business leaders, and foundation and corporation leaders, each of whom were nominated by members of the community and chosen by a committee chaired by Adventist Health Foundation board member Lynn Snodgrass.

Bess Wills, General Manager of Gresham Ford, and previous recipient of the award, said, “Dr. Andrea Cook set out to change the community within a mile radius of Warner Pacific but she has done so much more. The ripple effects of her commitment to community service has benefited the entire region and made a positive impact on countless lives.”

President Cook will receive her award, along with fellow honorees, Barry and Suzanne Birch and Ardina Wang, at the 2013 Heroes of the Heart Gala and dinner, held Tuesday, October 29, at The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.

The Heroes of the Heart Gala is a benefit for Adventist Medical Center’s new Heart to Home Transitional Care Program, which provides support to patients following their discharge from the hospital.

For more information on the 2013 Heroes of the Heart Gala, contact the Adventist Health Foundation at 503-251-6197 or visit adventisthealthnw.com/gala.