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Erin Bishop chosen as this week’s Women Warriors honoree

She is the health commissioner for the City of Youngstown’s Health District and has worked next to other volunteers to pack and distribute food for Youngstown City School District students since schools closed in March.
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Erin Bishop, health commissioner for the City of Youngstown’s Health District, was selected by Guiding Circle of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls as this week’s Women Warriors honoree. (Contributed photos)

YOUNGSTOWN — Erin Bishop, health commissioner for the City of Youngstown’s Health District, is this week’s honoree for the Women Warriors initiative.

The Guiding Circle of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls selected Bishop for her role in informing the community and offering reassurance to residents during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a news release. Collaborating with other local leaders and health professionals in news conferences, briefings, public services announcements and online town halls, Bishop has communicated the City of Youngstown’s plans and response to the coronavirus crisis.

Bishop also has worked next to other volunteers to pack and distribute food for Youngstown City School District students since schools closed in March. 

The previous Women Warriors honorees were Pastor Julia Wike, director of Basement Outreach Ministries, and Leah Sakacs, lead organizer of the Senior Support Action Group.

Women Warriors is a campaign that recognizes women who are stepping up to lead crisis relief and response efforts in the Mahoning Valley during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each week, the Fund’s Guiding Circle will select one woman from submitted nominations to spotlight.

Community members are encouraged to use the nomination form, which can be found here, to share stories of the women they see helping out locally.