Oklahoma Public Health Association
 

OPHA Award Winners

Exceptional Merit

2014  Jay Smith
2013  Marisa New
2012  Larry Hopper
2011  Fahad Khan
2010  Hazel Lonewolf
2009  Mendy Spohn and Barbara Voltz
2008
2007  Paula Price, RN, BSN, MPH
2006  Rhonda Woodin, BSN, RN
2005  William, P. Gideon, MD, MPH
2004  David Wattenbarger, MES, RPS
2003  Michael Echelle and Gary Cox, JD
2002  Laura Shaw, RN
2001  Page Provence, RN
2000  Raymond Miller, MD; and Julie Morris, RN
1999  Michael Echelle
1998  Annette Jacobi
1997  Mary Beth Murray; and Doug Matheny
1996  Walt Davis
1995  Michael L. Morgan, DDS
1994  Nancy Stringer
1993  Helen Gretz, MPH, RN; and Jimmie Ewing, RN
1992  Leslea Bennett-Webb
1991  Glenda Whitsett; and Gail Norris
1989  Jim Booher, Beth Dahl, and Deborah Gesin
1987  Charles Cameron, MD, MPH
1986  George Protho, MD, MPH
1984  Jack Boyd
1983  Marie Cluen
1982  Charlotte Leach
1981  Ralph O. Morgan
1978  Ronald Stinchcomb
1977  Stewart Shapiro, DDS
1976  Jack Hicks
1975  Loyd Pummill
1974  F.R. Hassler, MD
1973  Dr. Kenneth Navin

Joan K. Leavitt, MD Award

2014  Mary Dickey
2013  Marianne Susan Wetherill
2012  Mary Williams
2011  Courtney Suggs
2010  Siri Ogg
2009  Amanda Janitz

2008  John Meyer
2007  Laura Golden Shannon
2006  Mushfiqur Tarafder, PhD
2005  Kasey Jernigan
2004  Sennen Hounton, MD, MPH
2003  Christi Luby
2002  Brenda Elledge, PhD
2001  Misty Worley, BS, CHES
2000  Jennifer Wilson
1999  Rebekah Little
1998  Berrit Stroehla
1997  Kristy Bradley, DVM, MPH
1996  Melinda Pankratz
1995  Kim Thurmond
1994  Terry LeRud
1993  Linda Council
1991  Susan Postlewaite
1889  Pamela J. Archer
1987  Rebecca D. Thomas
1986  Edd Rhoades, MD, MPH

Oklahoma Public Health Program Award

2014 Healthy Woman, Healthy Futures (OU College of Nursing)
2013  Health at Work, Oklahoma City-County Health Department
2012  Nursing Bank, Oklahoma State Department of Health
2011  WIC Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health
2010  Tulsa City County Health Department, "Its All About Kids" School Health Program
2009  Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps - Kendal Darby
2009  Cherokee Nation Three Rivers Health Center, Public Health Nursing Program - Carissa Kiffmeyer, Megan Plunkett
2008  Anderson Elementary School, Tulsa, Eat, Exercise and Excel
2007  Tulsa Co. Medical Society, Tulsa Co. Unused Drug Recycling
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006  Norman Regional Hospital, Fit Families
2005  Central Oklahoma Integrated Network System, Inc. (COINS)
2004  Northeastern Oklahoman Community Health Centers, Inc.
2003  Oklahoma State Medical Association, Physicians' Campaign for a Healthier Oklahoma
2002  Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center, School Based Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Program
2001  Garfield Co., Hands Against Nasty Diseases Society (HANDS); Major Co., Clean Hands Against Nasty Germs Everyday (CHANGE) 
2000  Camp Wishbone
1999  Diane English, Teens & Toddlers
1998  Flu Prevention
1996  Cushing Care Clinic
1995  Dry Anticipations
1994  Sunday Morning Message about Health
1993  Please be Seated / Medtrans
1992  Washington Co. Health Dept., Lead Screening Program
1991  Senior Companions, Craig and Rogers Cos., OSDH
1989  Pontotoc Co. Health Dept., Senior Program
1987  Marshall Co. Health Dept., WIC
1986  STD Div., AIDS Program, OSDH
1983  Chronic Disease, OSDH
1982  OU College of Dentistry, Preceptor Program
1981  Tulsa City-County Health, Professional Education Coordination
1978  OSDH, Cervical Cancer Screening Program; OSDH, Water Quality Service
1976  Southwest Oklahoma Migratory Health Program of Jackson and Harmon Counties
1975  Ob-Gyn Family Nurse Practitioner Program
1974  Margaret Hudson Program, Inc., Broken Arrow

Contributions to the Field of Public Health

2014 Kathy Payne
2013  Dr. James B. Silman, MD
2012  Jan Tipton
2011  Guy Coulter
2010  Carolyn Harris
2009  Estelle Ferguson and Irma Jean Eufinger
2008  Teresa Bailey, RN, Garfield Co Health Department
2007  Capt. Patick Bohan and Gerald C. Zumwalt, MD
2006  Lori Franklin, RN
2005  Kay Pearson, MS, RD/LD
2004  Kevin Pipes, MSW
2003  Sandra L. Ferguson, RDH
2002  Gordon H. Deckert, MD
2001  Sara DePersio, MD, MPH, FACPM
2000  Littleton Fowler, DDS
1999  Gary Woodruff, PhD
1998  Sara DePersio, MD, MPH, FACPM
1997  Jay Smith, MPH
1996  Jerry Nida, MD

Special Business for Excellence in Public Health

2014 Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation
2013  none awarded
2012  7-Eleven Stores
2011  The State Chamber of Commerce
2010  Community Children's Shelter & Family Service Center, Ardmore, OK
2009  Valero Energy Corporation

2008  Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce, Community Development, Rx for Oklahoma Prescription Drug Program
2007  Norman Regional Hospital, In-patient Tobacco Cessation Program
2004  McDonald's of Oklahoma
2003  Integris Lifespan
2002  Cox Communications Immunizations Media Campaign
2000  Mathis Brothers Furniture
1995  Rural Health Projects of Northwest Area Health Education Center
1994  Julie Berman RPH
1993  Rob Messinger

Volunteer Service

2014  DeAnn Warfel
2013
  none awarded
2012  Mission of Mercy
2011  Jenoveva Martinez and Soledad Gaspar
2010  Dr. Susan Davis
2009  Sam Porter
2007  Bob Stephens
2006  Gilmer N. Capps
2005  Betsy Replogle
2004  Jodi and John Gooden
2003  Wilna Lane
2002  Betsy Replogle
2001  David D. Kooker
2000  Robert McCaffree
1997  Carlos Ybarra
1996  Larry Lewis, MD
1995  Dan Hayes
1994  Gail Draut
1993  Ina Little
1992  Faynell Rainey
1991  Jean Hayes
1987  Opaline D. Wadkins, MS, RN
1986  Emma Jewel Avanzina
1984  Rex O. Morrison
1982  Melissa Young
1981  Anna Clapper
1975  Bonnie Larecy

President's Award

2013  Sandy Foster
2012 
2011  Janet Deveny-Edwards, Stephanie Natt, Ron Kroening, Elaine Winterink
2010  Lynn Goldberg and Tracy Colmenero
2009  Marisa New

2008  Shari Kinney, MS, MPH, RN
2005  Stephen Rempe, MEd
2002  John B. Carmichael, DDS
1997  Bobby Murcer

Outstanding Legislative  Leadership

2002  Ben H. Robinson, Oklahoma Senate, Dist. 9; Ray Vaughn, Okla. House of Rep., Dist 81
2001  Jari Askins, Okla. House of Rep., Dist. 50
2000  Kelly Haney, Oklahoma Senate

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