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The Mother Dovetta Leadership Award

Established in 1992, the Mother Dovetta Leadership Award (formerly known as the President-Emeritus Award) recognizes individuals whose achievements and efforts exemplify our commitment to each other, our community, nation, and the world.

Mother Dovetta Wilson was an inspiration to her nine children and it was through her deep faith and abiding love that her family was able to hold together through the most difficult of circumstances. Mother Dovetta instilled in her children a profound appreciation for the power of education and the importance of giving. Her leadership resonated in every arena – her personal life, her religious observation and service, and in the ways she encouraged her children to actively engage and dedicate themselves to the broader community.

In honor of Mother Dovetta, we at DDWSF strive to champion the leaders among us, in honor of their outstanding service and enduring commitment to the betterment of our world.

Our 2022 Mother Dovetta Leadership Award Honoree

Dr. Chen is dually certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain medicine. Dr. Chen treats disorders and injuries of the neck, back, muscles, and joints in a minimally invasively manner. But more importantly, Dr. Chen has made and continues to make a difference in our community. In addition to serving on various committees at Norfield Congregation Church, in Norfield, Ct., Dr. Chen has served as honoree for the Jingle Bell sponsored by Arthritis Foundation run 2018, she has served as Girl Scout leader of troop 20502, from 2013-2020 and she has both raised funds and participated in 2021 BikeHSS (25-mile bike a thon) and 2018 BikeHSS Funds going to mobility research Weston Boosters.
Each year DDWSF seeks out extraordinary people who through their understanding of service to others
display the qualities of leadership necessary to enhance the lives of our communities, nation, and the
world. DDWSF is honored to recognize Dr. Chen for these qualities. Her story of accomplishment is a
testament to hard work that breeds success.

Reflections on Mother Dovetta

A sneak “peek” into a beautiful interview with Ms. Batya Lewton, longtime Harlem librarian and educator. Ms. Lewton was the 1993 Mother Dovetta Leadership Award Recipient and continues to be a supporter of the Wilson family and the David & Dovetta Wilson Scholarship fund. Since 1996, the Batya Lewton Award of Inspiration has been awarded to a Wilson Fund Scholar who demonstrates leadership and a passion for public service, education and community activism.