Erica Shaw, MPH, was presented with the Administration Outstanding Service Award during the 2022 GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference on Jekyll Island. The Administrative Section Outstanding Service Award was first given in 2013. This award is presented to someone who has demonstrated exceptional public service by enhancing the fiscal and administrative areas in support of providing public health services to the community.
Shaw currently serves as Assistant Resource Coordinator for the North Central Health District in Macon, Georgia. Shaw began her 19-year career in public health in 2002 as an administrative support staff in the WIC program at the Macon-Bibb County Health Department. She graduated with her Bachelors in Business Administration from Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at Mercer University in Macon soon thereafter. Upon promotion to office manager in the WIC program, she supervised staff at Macon-Bibb County Health Department and ultimately joined the District WIC office.
Shaw continued her education and graduated with her Masters of Public Health from Fort Valley State University in 2020. She was then promoted into the Associate Resource Coordinator position where she researches grant opportunities and assists county governments in funding facilities, renovations, and facilities management.
In 2020, Shaw was appointed Logistics Chief in District 5-2’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In that role, she worked tirelessly weekends, after hours, and holidays ensuring all of the district’s SPOCs and vaccination sites were well equipped and staffed for the response in a constantly changing environment. In addition, she led the charge in quickly opening and supervising the COVID-19 call center. Shaw’s peers communicated recently that she goes above and beyond for public health. Her management team agrees.