Awards

The Alaska Public Health Association has a long history of recognizing individuals for their contributions to the public’s health and health education. The Awards Committee of the Alaska Public Health Association requests nominations for awards to be given at the Alaska Health Summit each year. Alaska Public Health Association awards provide an opportunity to recognize your colleagues and acknowledge their special contribution to ALPHA and public health in Alaska. The Awards Committee will select the honorees from among those nominated.

The Awards Committee of the Alaska Public Health Association requests nominations for awards to be given at the Alaska Health Summit in January 2015.  ALPHA awards provide an opportunity to recognize your colleagues and acknowledge their contribution to the Alaska Public Health Association and to public health in Alaska. 2015 award nominations are due November 17, 2014.  The Awards Committee will select the honorees from those nominated.

2015 Nominations Forms (Due Nov. 17, 2014) – Word | PDF

Contact:
ALPHA Awards Committee
Alaska Public Health Association
c/o Information Insights
212 Front St Ste 100
Fairbanks, AK  99701

Fax: 907/450-2470

The forms may also be downloaded online and emailed to:

Please write, “Award Nomination” in the subject line.

About the Awards

Alaska Meritorious Health Service Award: Recognizes the achievements of an individual in the area of health in Alaska over an extended period of time, not less than 10 years. The person honored may be active or retired. A nominee does not need to be an ALPHA member.

Alaska Health Achievement Award: Recognizes an individual whose contributions to the health of Alaska are recent or current. A nominee does not need to be an ALPHA member.

ALPHA Award for Long Term and Short Term Service: Recognizes two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to ALPHA, one over the course of several years and the other during the past 1 to 2 years, by promoting ALPHA’s purpose, “to advance the public’s health.” Nominees must either be a current or past member of ALPHA. Nominees will have demonstrated one or more of the following ALPHA values:

  • Equity – Worked to identify and raise awareness about public health disparities in Alaska and advocated for specific measures to eliminate these disparities.
  • Leadership – Guided and influenced issues affecting the public’s health in Alaska.
  • Partnering – Collaborating with other public health advocates on initiatives.
  • Public Involvement – Advocated for the education of Alaskans on public health issues and for their direct involvement in supporting the improvement of public health throughout Alaska.
  • Public Health Law – Participated in developing and advocating for sound public health law and policy.

Alaska Community Service Award for Health: Recognizes an organization, business or group making a significant contribution to improving the health of Alaskans. It is ALPHA’s intent that nominees outside the public health tradition be considered for this award. A nominee does not need to be an ALPHA member.

Barbara Berger Excellence in Public Health Award: The ALPHA Awards Committee will coordinate with AHEC to prevent duplication.Recognizes an individual who has made special, unique, or substantial contributions to Alaska in the field of public health. A nominee does not need to be an ALPHA member. The award is given in honor of the memory of Barbara Berger, health educator and Past President of ALPHA.

Awardees

Alaska Meritorious Health Service Award
  • 2014 Robert Fraser
  • 2013 Ethel Lund, Diane Ingle
  • 2012 Scott Goldsmith
  • 2011 Katherine Gottleib, H. Sally Smith
  • 2009 Jan Harris
  • 2008 Paul Sherry
  • 2007 Penelope M. Cordes; PhD & Jackie Pflaum, RN, DNSc
  • 2005 Janine Tucker; Mark Johson
  • 2004 Julius Krevans, Don Ritter, Myra Munson, John Middaugh
  • 2003 George Conway; Pam Muth
  • 2002 Dr. Tom Nighswander
  • 2001 Denny DeGross; Rose Tanaka
  • 2000 Doug Eby; Clara Morgan
  • 1998 Karen Perdue
  • 1997 Elfrida Nord
  • 1995 Wilma Manual
  • 1994 Anne Lainer
  • 1993 Elizabeth Fr. Elsner
  • 1992 Robet L. Rausch
  • 1991 William Mills
  • 1988 Jeanne Wolfe
  • 1987 Phillip O. Nice
  • 1986 Ralph B.Wiliams
  • 1985 Amos J. Alter
  • 1984 Robert Fraser
  • 1983 Frederick McGinnis
  • 1982 Christine Heller
  • 1981 Arne Beltz
  • 1979 Francis Phillops
  • 1978 Edna Crawford
  • 1977 Lois Jund
  • 1976 Earl Albrect
Alaska Health Achievement Award
  • 2014 Karen Ferguson, Shandara Sam
  • 2013 Samantha Kirstein, Matthew Felix
  • 2012 Bill Hogan
  • 2011 LeMay Hupp
  • 2009 Shelley Hughes
  • 2008 Marge Larson
  • 2007 Wilber Brown
  • 2006 Paula Ciniero and Jane Conard
  • 2005 Beverly Wooley, Walt Maslen
  • 2004 Mary Ellen Gordian; Rep. Sharon Cissna
  • 2003 Brian Saylor; Tammy Green
  • 2002 Jeanne Roche; Dr. Bruce Chandler
  • 2001 Michelle Brown
  • 2000 Marlyn Bushre
  • 1999 Delisa Culpepper, Margaret Wilson
  • 1998 Brian McMahon
  • 1996 O. Pierce
  • 1995 Denise Statz
  • 1994 John Sandor
  • 1993 Joan M. Nugent
  • 1992 Mary E. O’Bryan
  • 1991 J. Michale Holloway
  • 1988 Rodman Wilson
  • 1987 Rose Tanaka
  • 1985 Don Ritter
  • 1984 Jacqueline Greenman
  • 1983 Charles Kaltenback
  • 1982 George Brenneman
  • 1981 Jack Jacob
  • 1978 Martha Wilson
  • 1977 Robert Fortuine
  • 1976 Lillie McGarvey
Alaska Award for Long Term Service
  • 2014 Elizabeth Ripley, Jennifer Meyer
  • 2013 Store Outside Your Door, ANTHC, Section of EPI, DPH, DHSS
  • 2012 State of Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program
  • 2011 Robert Sewell
  • 2009 Lawrence Weiss
  • 2008 Nancy Davis, RN MS
  • 2007 Alice Rarig, PhD, MPH
  • 2005 Ellen Ganley
  • 2004 Nancy Davis
  • 2003 Deb Erickson
  • 2002 Nancy Cornwell
  • 2001 Brian Saylor
  • 1999 V. Kay Lahdenpera
  • 1997 Bob Cole
  • 1995 Jeanne Pontti
  • 1994 Debra Caldera
  • 1993 Wendy Craytor
  • 1992 Beverly K. Wooley
  • 1991 Susan A. Jones
  • 1990 Carl Hild
  • 1988 Thomas Kelly
  • 1987 Patricia Rogers
  • 1986 Kent Autor
  • 1985 Rita Schmidt
  • 1984 John Middaugh
  • 1983 Bert Hall
  • 1982 Frank Pauls
Alaska Award for Short Term Service
  • 2014 Mary Weiss
  • 2012 Jennifer Bobson and YKHC Flood Response Team
  • 2011 Mary Sullivan
  • 2009 Doreen Leavitt
  • 2008 Tim Struna, RN, MPH and Sandra Woods, RN-C, MS
  • 2005 Rhonda Johnson
  • 2003 Carolyn V. Brown
  • 2002 Gabriel Garcia
  • 1995 Bradley Whistler
  • 1994 Peter Nakamura
  • 1992 Sharon Wright
  • 1991 Bary Bledsoe
  • 1984 Betsy Nobman
  • 1983 Joseph Cladouhous
  • 1982 Don DeMers
Alaska Community Service Award
  • 2014 Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture, Marketing Program and Farm to School Program, MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, National Park Service, Sitka National Historical Park
  • 2013 Dr. Rosalyn Singleton
  • 2012 SEARHC Dental and Best Beginnings Imagination Library
  • 2011 Family Wellness Warriors Initiative and the Spirit of Youth program
  • 2009 Steps to a Healthier SE AK staff & program, Frankenstein Productions (Ellen Frankenstein)
  • 2008 Victoria Martin, Wrangell Parks and Rec
  • 2007 Dewey Skan, Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp
  • 2005 Covenant House, AK
  • 2004 Sitka Faces of Public Health Coalition
  • 2003 Amy Mayer
  • 2002 Jens Saakvitne; Rosalee Knight; Sherry Nixon
  • 2001 Birchwood Air Service
  • 2000 Juneau Teen Health Center; Bob Ritchie, ABR, Inc.; Smoke Free Anchorage
  • 1999 Alaska Lay Vaccinators
  • 1998 People of Kokhanok
  • 1997 Wellspring; Alaska Tobaco Control Alliance and Citizens to Protect Kids from Tobacco
  • 1996 Juneau Tobacco Prevention Network; Senators Steve Rieger; Johnny Ellis; Bert Sharp; Represenative Con Bunde
  • 1995 Prevention Associates; Alaska Health Fairs
  • 1994 Race to Vaccinate Committee; League of Women Voters
  • 1993 Leslie Cutting, Inc., 19th Alaska State Legislature Rep. Joe Sitton; Rep. Ramona Barnes
  • 1991 US Senator Ted Stevens
  • 1988 Anchorage Daily News; NANA Regional Corp. Tundra Drums
Barbara Berger Excellence in Public Health Award
  • 2014 Stacey Mank
  • 2013 Jayne Andreen
  • 2012 Gabriel Garcia
  • 2011 Diane McEachern
  • 2009 Karol Fink
  • 2008 Ella Craig, MSSW
  • 2007 Rachel Muir
  • 2006 Melanie Cueva
  • 2005 Deb Erickson, John Riley
  • 2004 Cathy Schumacker (Dodie Delaney – AHEC)
  • 2003 Judith Miller
  • 2002 Eric Myers; Jim Crary
  • 2001 Donna Frenske
  • 2000 Linda Chamberlain
  • 1995 Mark Johnson
  • 1993 Denny DeGross
  • 1992 Elaine McKenzie
  • 1991 Mim Dixon
  • 1988 Frank P. Pauls
  • 1987 John Middaugh
  • 1986 Brenda Rogers
President’s Award for Excellence in Public Health
  • 2013 Lynda E. Meyer
  • 2012 Sandra Woods, Jayne Andreen
  • 2011 Dr. Bruce Chandler
  • 2009 Debra Caldera
  • 2007 Marie J. Lavigne
Alaska Legislator Award
  • 2005 Rep. Kevin Meyer