The Children’s Inn at NIH Selected as 10th Annual Helios Apollo Award Finalist

ApolloLogo_10yearsBETHESDA, Maryland (February 29, 2016) – The Children’s Inn at NIH announced today that it has been named a finalist for the 10th Annual Helios Apollo Award. The Children’s Inn is one of 33 finalists and was selected in the Culture category. The Apollo Awards, presented by the Helios HR, honors human capital excellence in talent development.

The awards are open to all employers, regardless of size or industry, with a location in the Greater Washington, DC area. Out of the 250 nominations received, the honorees were selected by a panel of judges independent of Helios HR, comprised of industry experts, Chief Human Resource Officers and former Apollo Award Winners.

Established in 1990, The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit residence for children and their families participating in pediatric research at the Clinical Center of the world-renowned National Institutes of Health. Children are hoping for a cure while being treated for conditions including heart, lung, blood, bone and growth disorders, cancer, mental health issues and undiagnosed diseases.

“The Children’s Inn has set the standard in building a culture of intention by focusing on the growth and development of its people,” said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios HR and Founder of The Apollo Awards. “This award recognizes the progression, creativity, and vision of our finalists in addressing the talent challenges employers face today.”

“Our staff brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and commitment to our mission each and every day,” says Jennie Lucca, Inn CEO. “I am proud of the environment we have created to promote continual innovation, opportunities for growth, and retention of exceptional individuals to support the needs of the more than 1,500 seriously ill children and their families who stay with us each year.”

The Inn will be honored at the high energy, Apollo Awards breakfast ceremony on Wednesday, June 1 at Hyatt Regency Reston, where category winners will also be announced. To register for the ceremony or view the full list of honorees, visit


The Children’s Inn at NIH is a nonprofit “Place Like Home” where families stay while their children are participating in medical research at the NIH. The Inn reduces the burden of illness through therapeutic, educational and recreational programming – all at no cost to the families. Since opening in 1990, nearly 12,000 families from across the world have considered The Inn their home. As a partner in discovery and care with the NIH, The Inn strives for the day when no family endures the heartbreak of a seriously ill child.


Celebrating its 10 season, The Helios Apollo Awards honors employers in Greater Washington for excellent talent development. The Awards are presented by Helios HR, a leading human capital management, consulting and talent acquisition firm headquartered in Reston, VA. Sponsors and Partners of The Apollo Awards include: Washington SmartCEO, The Meltzer Group, Berenzweig Leonard LLP, NeoSystems Corp, TowerMetriX, Unanet, Access National Bank, Undercover Printer, NOVA Chamber of Commerce, HR Alliance DC, and NOVA SHRM.