Martina Harris An Active Daughter of Penelope
Martina began her career in the AHEPA family as a high school student assisting to reactivate the Maids of Athena, Demetra Chapter #33 in Camden, New Jersey.
She traveled extensively throughout the District and went on to become District #5 Governor. She attended national conventions, worked on committees, and then assumed the role of national Maids of Athena Grand President in 1970.
Martina started her professional career as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. Her desire to work in pediatrics led her to St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital, and then to Boston Children’s Hospital. Martina completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Northeastern, receiving both the Academic Award in Health Management and the Alumni Award for Professional Promise. Recruited to Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC, Martina found time to attend local and national Daughters of Penelope events.
Eventually, Martina returned to her roots as an educator and program Director at Cooper Hospital (meanwhile completing a Master of Education). She resumed involvement in the Daughters of Penelope: President, local chapter Nike #230, Cherry Hill and District #5 Governor of New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware. Honors include District Daughter of Penelope of the Year and National Daughter of Penelope of the Year, 1st runner-up.
Martina was responsible for both the creation of the District Education Foundation and the District #5 Daughters: “Salute to Women.” She is President of the New Jersey AHEPA and DOP District #5 Cancer Research Foundation; Board member of the Hellenic Medical Society; President of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church; Board member of the new St. Thomas Senior Apartments; and State President of the New Jersey Educators in Radiologic Imaging.