Premera Community MVP

Premera Blue Cross is partnering with the Seattle Seahawks to establish the Premera Community MVP Award. The award will honor a staff member from a nonprofit organization in the Pacific Northwest who goes above and beyond their daily work. The MVP is invited to attend a Seahawks’ practice for a special experience at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC).

This Week's MVP: Jackie Schmidt, Cocoon House

This Week's MVP: Jackie Schmidt, Cocoon House

Jackie Schmidt has worked for Cocoon House for the last four years. She has served in a leadership role from the beginning and is currently the Program Manager of our Maternity Group Home in Arlington. Jackie leads with her full heart and I am so impressed with her ability to care deeply for the youth and staff she works with while maintaining a cool and calm demeanor at all times. As a manager she carries a lot of the weight of the program and the stories of those she works with. She’s shared with me that one of the ways that she has always found cathartic is her love of the Seattle Seahawks – she proudly wears Seahawks colors on Blue Friday and grew up watching games with her family. I can think of no one who deserves this once in a lifetime experience more than Jackie Schmidt!

2019 Premera Community MVPs

  • Andrea Caupain Sanderson, Byrd Barr Place
  • Susan O'Leary, Boyer Children's Clinic

2018 Premera Community MVPs

  • Theresa LaRonde, Kent Youth and Family Services
  • Amanda Ford, Community Youth Services
  • Harpreet Gill, Cocoon House
  • Marlene Carter, Childhaven
  • Sara McArdle, United Way of Snohomish County
  • David Downing, Youth Eastside Services
  • MaryEllen Buchanan, Boyer Children's Clinic