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PREVIOUS AWARDEES:


Leadership Award:

  • 2013 Danielle Kenneweg, MPA, CHES
  • 2013 Kathy Paras
  • 2009 Heather Borski, MPH, CHES
  • 2007 Lavell Thornton, South Carolina
  • 2006 Chip Allen, Ohio
  • 2005 No Award Given
  • 2004 Tom Sims, West Virginia
  • 2003 Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, North Carolina
  • 2002 Heidi L. Keller, Washington
  • 2001 No award given
  • 2000 Donna Nichols, Texas
  • 1999 Ellen M. Capwell, Ohio
  • 1998 Neil Hann, Oklahoma
  • 1997 Ellen S. Jones, Mississippi
  • 1996 Jennie Hefelfinger, Florida
  • 1995 Donna Leno, Indian Health Service and Randy Schwartz, Maine
  • 1994 Joanne Mitten, Idaho
  • 1993 Joan Stine, Maryland
  • 1992 Roger McClain, Indiana
  • 1991 Marjorie Hamrell, Vermont
  • 1990 Cheryl Lackey, Texas
  • 1989 Nancy Miller, Missouri
  • 1988 Robert W. Moon, Montana
  • 1987 Sunny Fong Chiu, Michigan
  • 1986 Christine Ling, Hawaii
  • 1985 Morris F. Stamm, Ohio

Health Promotion Medal of Excellence:

  • 2006 Brian Colwell, Ph.D., Texas A&M
  • 2005 William Hey, PhD., Jacksonville State University, Alabama
  • 2004 No award given
  • 2003 Ginger Floerchinger Franks, Idaho
  • 2002 George Lafkas, Michigan
  • 2001 No award given
  • 2000 Kristy Jones, Idaho
  • 1999 Sandra D. Adams, North Dakota
  • 1998 Donna C. Nichols, Texas
  • 1997 Heidi Keller, Washington
  • 1996 Laurel Muneoka, Hawaii
  • 1995 Doraleena Sammons-Posey, New Jersey
  • 1994 Ellen Jones, Mississippi
  • 1993 Gary Edwards, Utah
  • 1992 Brenda Roger, Alaska Area Native Health Service
  • 1991 Lydia Pendley, New Mexico
  • 1990 Randy Schwartz, Maine
  • 1989 Suzette Benn, Connecticut
  • 1988 Karen Evans, Ohio
  • 1987 Elizabeth Broyles, Arkansas
  • 1986 Lela Folkers, California
  • 1985 Virginia Lockhart, Kansas

Hod Ogden Medal:

  • 2012 Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH
  • 2009 C. Suzette McClellan, MPH, CHES
  • 2007 Gary Gunderson, Tennessee
  • 2006 Virginia Bales Harris, MPH, Georgia
  • 2005 Charles Wallace, PhD., MPH Texas Dept. of State Health Services
  • 2004 Debi Austin, California
  • 2003 Carl K. Winter, University of California at Davis, California
  • 2002 R. Tracy Williams, Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation, Illinois
  • 2001 Don R. Powell, American Institute of Preventive Medicine, Michigan
  • 2000 Jim McVay, Alabama
  • 1999 Marshall W. Kreuter, Georgia
  • 1998 Michael F. White, Michael White Associates, Virginia
  • 1997 Nat'l Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, CDC
  • 1996 David Kessler, Food & Drug Administration, Maryland
  • 1995 Carol Russell, California
  • 1994 Donald Bishop, Minnesota
  • 1993 Sandy Adams, North Dakota
  • 1992 Lee Kingsbury, Minnesota
  • 1991 Sally Malek, North Carolina
  • 1990 Ron Todd, Texas
  • 1989 Brick Lancaster, Arizona
  • 1988 Doug Vilnius, Utah
  • 1987 Linda Redman, Virginia
  • 1986 Edward Miller, Maine
  • 1985 Louis Marciano, Rhode Island

National/Regional Coalition Award*:

  • 2009 National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation – Bill Furmanski
  • 2007 National Diabeties Education Program
  • 2006 City of Long Beach, Dept of H&HS, Bioterrosim Preparedness Program
  • 2005 No Award Given
  • 2004 Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
  • 2003 Take Time to Care, Public Awareness Campaign
  • 2002 Majority Rules
  • 2001 No award given
  • 2000 Turning Point: Turning Around the Nations' Public Health System
  • 1999 No award given
  • 1998 California African American Tobacco Education Network
  • 1997 California Health Cities Project
  • 1996 National Cholesterol Education Program Coordinating Committee
  • 1995 National Recreation and Park Association
  • 1994 Oklahoma City Area HIS Audiologists
  • 1993 Partnership for Prevention
  • 1992 Region IV Tobacco Coalition
  • 1991 Rocky Mountain Tobacco Free Challenge

* Note: In 1990, NECON received the State/Regional Coalition Award. This award was discontinued and has been divided into two separate awards, National/Regional Coalition Award and State/Community Coalition Award.


State/Community Coalition Award*:

  • 2014 Julie Dudley, Florida Department of Health, Florida Asthma Program
  • 2014 Jamie Forrest, Florida Department of Health, Florida Asthma Program 
  • 2013 Roslyn Council, MSW
  • 2013 Carla Huyck 
  • 2012 A Community Approach to Improving Asthma Self-Management, New Jersey
  • 2012 WIC Program, Department of Public Health, City of El Paso, TX
  • 2009 Steps to a Healthier MN- Cara McNulty, MS 
  • 2007 Montana Stroke Initiative
  • 2006 Camden County Cancer Screening Project, Cooper Univ Hospital, New Jersey
  • 2005 Texas Tobacco Settlement Initiative and the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program
  • 2004 Campuses Organized and United for Good Health (COUGH) Campaign
  • 2003 Healthy Carolinians (HC) Program
  • 2002 Borderland Diabetes Coalition
  • 2001 Colonia Health Worker TB Program
  • 2000 I Sing the Body Electric Drug-Free and Safe Communities Coalition
  • 1999 California Coalition for Childhood Immunization
  • 1998 Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance
  • 1997 Health Education Summits/Texas Department of Health
  • 1996 State: Coalition for Tobacco Free Arizona
  • 1996 Community: Nebraska Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
  • 1995 The Women's Cancer Screening Project of Camden County
  • 1994 Palm Beach County Childhood Immunization Coalition
  • 1993 Minnesota Coalition for a Smoke Free Society
  • 1992 Sarasota PATCH Community
  • 1991 New Mexico Alcohol Issues Consortium

* Note: In 1990, NECON received the State/Regional Coalition Award. This award was discontinued and has been divided into two separate awards, National/Regional Coalition Award and State/Community Coalition Award.


Health Promotion and Education Advocacy Award:

  • 2013 Paul E. Jarris, MD 
  • 2012 Jeffrey Levi, PhD
  • 2009 Elizabeth Harvey, MA, MS
  • 2007 Donna Nichols, Texas
  • 2006 Eustolia Zamora, Bonilla California
  • 2005 Jim Marks, MD, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson, Michigan
  • 2004 John Korn, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
  • 2003 The Honorable Donna Christian-Christensen, (D-VI)
  • 2002 No award given
  • 2001 David Sleet, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC and Dearell Niemeyer, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
  • 2000 Randy Schwartz, Maine
  • 1999 The Honorable Henry A. Waxman (D-CA)
  • 1998 John M. Cahill, New York
  • 1997 Lawrence W. Green, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 1996 Brick Lancaster, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 1995 J. Michael McGinnis, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • 1994 Robert Goodman, Tulane University School of Public Health, Louisiana
  • 1993 Marjorie Speers, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
  • 1992 Joe Patterson, Georgia

Evans/Muneoka Award:

  • 2014 Holly Jill Mata, PhD, CHES 
  • 2013 Jayne E. Andreen
  • 2013 Daisye Orr, MPH 
  • 2007 Steven Helgerson, Montana
  • 2006 LeLa Folkers, California
  • 2005 No Award Given
  • 2004 No Award Given
  • 2003 Joan Stine, Maryland
  • 2002 Donna Nichols, Texas
  • 2001 Jim Dills, Nebraska
  • 2000 Joanne Mitten, Idaho
  • 1999 Brick Lancaster, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

David Satcher Award:

  • 2014 Angela C. Dawson, MS, MRC, LPC 
  • 2013 Johnnie "Chip” Allen, MPH 
  • 2009 Letitia Presley-Cantrell, PhD
  • 2007 Alok Sarwal, Colorado
  • 2006 Collins Airhihenbuwa, phD, MPH, Penn State
  • 2005 Stephen Thomas, PhD., Pennsylvania
  • 2004 Leroy Graham, M.D., Georgia
  • 2003 Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, CDC, Georgia

Mary Bobbitt-Cooke School Health Leadership Award:
  • 2013 Margo G. Wootan, DSc 
  • 2011 Dr. Howell Wechsler, EdD MPH, Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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