2019 AMCHP Award Winners

JOHN C. MACQUEEN LECTURE AWARD

For innovation in the field of maternal and child health.

LG_Peterson.jpgDonna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH
Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health
Dean, College of Public Health
University of South Florida
Tampa, Fla.


VINCE HUTCHINS LEADERSHIP AWARD

For leadership in promoting a society responsive to the needs of women, children, youth, and families.

Barfield_W_93cc.jpgRADM Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Reproductive Health
Atlanta, Ga.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC


EMERGING MCH PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

For outstanding state or local MCH professionals under age 45 whose work has made substantial contributions to their state’s MCH program; their state’s maternal and child health outcomes; or made other significant contributions to promoting and protecting the health of women, children, and families in their state.

Jaime's Headshot.jpgRegion I - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut

Jaime Comella, MPH (Rhode Island)
Maternal and Child Health Program Manager
Rhode Island Department of Health

Dr Petersen.jpgRegion II – New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Derval N. Petersen, DHEd, MAOM (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Director, Maternal Child Health & Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health


IMG_6036.jpgRegion III – Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia

Shamaree J. Cromartie, MPH (Virginia)
Blood Disorders Program Coordinator
Virginia Department of Health

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Region IV – Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi

Kelly Kimple, MD, MPH, FAAP (North Carolina)
Section Chief
Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Section
                       N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Supporting Document - Gloria Grady Headshot.jpgRegion VI – New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Lousiana

Gloria Grady, BA, MPH (Louisiana)
Health Equity Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health


Swolf Pic.jpgRegion VII – Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri

Stephanie Wolf, RN BSN, CLC (Kansas)
MCH/Perinatal Health Consultant
Kansas Perinatal Community Collaboratives Program Coordinator
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

s200_miriam.sessions.jpgRegion VIII – Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah

Miriam Naiman-Sessions, PhD (Montana)
Senior Epidemiologist Supervisor
Family and Community Health Bureau
                       Public Health and Safety Division
                       Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Region IX – Nevada, California, Arizona, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands (American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Island, and Palau) 

Heather P Picture.jpgHeather Pangelinan, MS (Northern Mariana Islands)
CNMI Title V Director
Maternal & Child Health Bureau
Division of Public Health Services
Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation
                       Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Wes Rivers.jpgRegion X – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska

Wes Rivers, MPAff (Oregon)
Policy and Assessment Specialist
Adolescent and School Health
Oregon Health Authority
Public Health Division

MERLE MCPHERSON FAMILY LEADERSHIP AWARD

For exemplary contributions to further family/professional collaboration within the state Title V program and AMCHP.

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Dana Yarbrough, MS, MA
Community Supports Specialist
Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives
Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University

EXCELLENCE IN STATE MCH LEADERSHIP AWARD

For an outstanding state MCH professional whose career has made significant contributions to the health of women, children, and families in his or her state.

Ailis Clyne MD.JPGAilis Clyne, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Division of Community Health and Equity
Rhode Island Department of Health


RYAN COLBURN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

For a youth-with-disabilities leader to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference, connect with family leaders and continue to spread Ryan Colburn’s message of hope.

Julia Hartman.jpgJulia Hartman
EQUIP Leader
Able, S.C.



GoBeyond MCH Graduate Student Scholarship

For emerging, exceptional scholars who are completing their graduate work in an MCH field to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference.

Kathryn_Mishkin (1).jpgKathryn Mishkin, MPH
Senior MCH Fellow
American Public Health Association


Innovation Station Awards

Innovation Station practice awards recognize contributions to the MCH evidence base as well as exceptional programs that have demonstrated a positive difference in the MCH field. These three practices received the highest scores out of the 21 practice submissions to the Innovation Station database in 2018. 

INNOVATION STATION BEST PRACTICE AWARD WINNER

north carolina.jpgInnovative Approaches: Community Systems Building Grants for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
North Carolina Division of Public Health
Practice Contact: Heidi Austin, Heidi.austin@dhhs.nc.gov  


INNOVATION STATION BEST PRACTICE AWARD WINNER

pono.JPGPono Choices 
University of Hawaii
Practice Contact: Tammy Tom, tammy.tom@hawaii.edu   


INNOVATION STATION PROMISING PRACTICE AWARD WINNER

rhode island.JPGInternship Program for Youth with Special Needs
Rhode Island Department of Health
Practice Contact: Deborah Garneau, Deborah.Garneau@Health.ri.gov; Carmen Boucher, Carmen.Boucher@Health.ri.gov