Awards

Roger Fossum Award

The Roger Fossum Award is a "lifetime achievement award" that is presented to a senior public health individual who has made significant contributions to public health throughout their career.

Past recipients include:

2017
Helen Taft
Executive Director
Families First Health & Support Center
Portsmouth NH

2016
Nick Toumpas
Former Commissioner of NH DHHS

2015
Ned Helms, MA
NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice

2014
Sandi Van Scoyoc
Former President of the HNH Foundation

2013
Kathy Mandeville, RN. MPH
NHPHA Past-President and Policy Co-Chair

2012
Joan Ascheim, BSN, MSN
Bureau Chief
Bureau of Policy and Performance Management

Mary Vallier Kaplan, MHSA
Interim President and COO
Endowment for Health

2011
John W. Seavey, MPH, PhD
Professor and Sackett Professor
College of Health and Human Services
University of New Hampshire

2010
Richard DiPentima, BSN, MPH
NH House Representative
NH State Capital Building

2009
Elaine Frank, MHS
Director of the Injury Prevention Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Former NHPHA Board of Directors Member

2008
Dr. Albee Budnitz
Doctor of Pulmonary Medicine
Past President of the New Hampshire Medical Society

2007
Kate Hartnett
Senior Project Director
The Jordan Institute

2006
Donald Bent
Health Officer Town of New London
Former NHPHA Board of Directors Member

2005
Alphonse A. Haettenschwiller, MPH
former NH State Representative

2004
Kathleen G. Sgambati
former Deputy Commissioner
NH Department of Health & Human Services

2003
Frederick A. Rusczek, MPH
Public Health Director
City of Manchester Department of Health

Prior to 2003, the Roger Fossum Lecturer Award was presented to the chosen keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting held in April of each year.

Past recipients include:

2002
Timothy H. Holtz, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist
Bureau of Disease Intervention
New York City Department of Health

2001
James W. Squires, MD
President
Endowment for Health, Inc.

2000
Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH
Occupational Medicine
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

1999
George A. Hacker
Director
Alcohol Policies Project
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Washington, DC

1998
Philip T. McLaughlin
Attorney General (& the Office of Attorney General)
State of NH

1997
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
Professor of Public Health Practice
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Department of Health Policy & Management
Harvard School of Public Health

The Rising Star Award

The RISING STAR AWARD honors a public health professional who has been in the field less than five (5) years and has both contributed to public health and has demonstrated significant potential - a rising star in the field!

Past recipients include:

2017
Sophia Japhet
Manchester Health Department

2016
Adelaide Murray
Student, University of NH

2015
Melissa Schoemmell, MPH
City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services

2014
Tyler Brandow, MPH
Accreditation Coordinator
NH Division of Public Health Services

2013
Katrina Hansen, MPH
Healthcare-Associated Infections Program Manager
NH Dept. of Health and Human Services

2012
Ashley Peters, MPH
Research Associate
New Hampshire Institute for Healh Policy and Practice
University of New Hampshire

2011 (First Recipient)
Mike Jeudy
Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

Friend of Public Health Award

The Friend of Public Health Award is presented to a person or to a group who has been instrumental in practicing and/or promoting public health in the state.

Past recipients include:

2017
Jeffrey Fetter, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NH Department of Corrections

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

2016
Mary Anne Fergusen
Monadnock HEAL and Healthy Monadnock 2020

Eric Adams
Laconia Police Department

2015
Timothy Soucy, MPH, REHS
City of Manchester Public Health Department

Neil Twitchell
Division of Public Health Services, NH DHHS

2014
Healthy Monadnock 2020
Cheshire Medical Center/ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

2013
Lindsay Dearborn, M.Ed, MPH
Former NHPHA Secretary and Policy Member
Retired

2012
Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD, MPH
Senior Director of Community Health
Cheshire Medical Center/ Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene

2011
Tony Matarazzo
Former NH House Representative
Nashua, NH

2010
Mary Vallier-Kaplan, MHSA
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Endowment for Health

2009
Dr. Jose Montero
Director of the Public Health Services
Department of Health and Human Services

2008
Dr. Oglesby H. Young
Practicing Obstetrician
Founder of the "Healthy Beginnings" endowment
President of the New Hampshire Medical Society

2007
Dr. Jim McCarthy
Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire
Former Dean of the School of Health and Human Services

2006
Dr. Jesse Greenblatt
Former State Epidemiologist

2005
Jesse Greenblatt, MD
State Epidemiologist
NH Department of Health & Human Services

2005
Tricia Brooks, MBA
and members of the NH Healthy Kids Corporation

2004
American Cancer Society
New Hampshire Division

2003
Deborah Carluccio
and members of the Smoke Free NH Alliance

2002
The Honorable Katherine Wells Wheeler
former NH Senator

2000
James W. Squires, MD
President
Endowment for Health, Inc.

1999
Dianne Luby
NH Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Community & Public Health


President's Award

The PRESIDENT'S AWARD is given at the discretion of the President to honor an individual who has provided exceptional service to the Association.

Past recipients include:

2017
J.J. Smith
Retired, NHPHA Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

2016
Deanna Bennett
Executive Assistant, NH Public Health Association

2015
Ashley Conley, MS, CPH
City of Nashua Public Health Services

Abbott Willard
NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice

2014
Laura Davie
Project Director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice
University of New Hampshire

Jeanie Holt, MS, MPH
Past-President NH Public Health Association
Retired 

2013
Amy Newbury, MBA.GBL
BSC Manager
University of New Hampshire

Ashley Peters, MPH
Project Director, NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
University of New Hampshire

2012
Laura Davie
Project Director, NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
University of New Hampshire

2011
Maureen Quinn, RN, BSN, MPH
Public Health Analyst
Health Resources and Services Administration/Office of Performance Review

2010
Jeanie Holt, MS, RN
Adult Immunization Program
Manchester Health Department

The NH Community Health Service Award

The NH Community Health Service Award recognizes for-profit businesses making a significant contribution to improving the health of NH residents.  It is NHPHA's intent that nominees outside the public health tradition be considered for this award.  A nominee does not need to be a NHPHA member

Past recipients include:

2017
American Medical Response

2016
Portsmouth Regional Hospital