As program manager for the Huron Valley Community Coalition, Jordyn Najduk spends her days empowering Huron Valley youth to make positive, healthy choices and avoid substance use.
Najduk, 31, joined the Coalition – which enjoys a strong partnership with HVS – in 2016. Last week, she was named to Oakland County’s elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2022, which honors young professionals who live and/or work in Oakland County.
Najduk said she is humbled by the recognition and plans to use the platform to inform others about the work she does to arm both students and parents with factual information about drugs and alcohol.
“I see this as a great opportunity to bring awareness to the field of prevention
and to represent Huron Valley Schools and the Huron Valley community throughout Oakland County,” said Najduk, who is currently running three different skill-building groups in HVS middle and high schools.
Approximately 125 candidates, born on or before Dec. 31, 1981, were nominated for the honor. Of those, 40 individuals were selected by a panel of independent judges.
Other honorees include a pharmacy manager for cancer patients, a curator at a major educational institution, a senior community engagement specialist for a Medicaid and Medicare managed services provider, and a client partnership officer at a financial
“Jordyn’s hard work and passion for the well-being of HVS students make her most deserving to be included in this prestigious group,” said Coalition Director Randy Root. “I’ve known for a
long time that she is a young leader on the rise. I’m so happy others around the county also recognize how blessed we are to have her serving the families of Oakland County.”