NDPHA AWARD WINNERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

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Renae Henderson and Rolette County Public Health District Staff

Award Recipients

Public Health Worker of the Year

 Honors a current member of NDPHA for outstanding public health contributions or achievements in the past year.

  • 2021 Molly Howell, Assistant Director for Disease Control at the North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck
  • 2020 Michael Dulitz, Opioid Response Project Coordinator with Grand Forks Public Health
  • 2019 Tiffany Boespflug, RN, Grand Forks Public Health Department, Grand Forks
  • 2018 Jacob Davis, Tribal Programming Director, Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota, Fargo
  • 2017 Allen Anderson, RD, LRD, Grand Forks Public Health Department, Grand Forks         
  • 2016 Renae Henderson, Rolette County Public Health District in Rolla
  • 2015  Liz Bonney, Lake Region Health District, Devils Lake
  • 2014 Penny Hamilton, Director of Nursing, First District Health Unit
  • 2013 Chelsey Matter, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo
  • 2012 Haley Thorson, RN, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, Grand Forks Public Health;  Lisa Clute, Executive Officer,  First District Health Unit, Minot
  • 2011 Wanda Agnew, PhD, RD, LD, Director, Nutrition Services, Bismarck Burleigh Public Health, Bismarck
  • 2010 Terri Keehr, Grand Forks Public Health Department, Grand Forks
  • 2009 Debbie Swanson, Grand Forks Public Health Department, Grand Forks
  • 2008 Theresa Knox, Grand Forks Public Health Department, Grand Forks
  • 2007 Carrie Kaltenberg, Grand Forks Public Health Department, Grand Forks
  • 2006 Barbara Frydenlund, Rolette Co. Public Health District, Rolette
  • 2005 Jodie Fetch, Custer District Health, Mandan
  • 2004 Jim Hausauer, Fargo-Cass Public Health, Fargo
  • 2003 Linda Scott, 1st District Health Unit, Minot

Outstanding Service Award

Honors an individual, either lay or professional, for outstanding work or achievement over their lifetime in the field of public health

  • 2021 Theresa Knox, Nursing and Nutrition Supervisor at Grand Forks Public Health, Grand Forks, ND
  • 2020 Debbie Swanson, Director of Grand Forks Public Health, Grand Forks, ND
  • 2019 Keith Johnson, Administrator, Custer Health, Mandan, ND
  • 2018  Holly Mayer-Taft, Public Health Nurse, Indian Health Services, Parshall
  • 2017 Lori Brierley, First District Health Unit, Minot
  • 2016 Holly Scott, Fargo Cass Public Health
  • 2015 Joyce Sayler, North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Cancer Prevention & Control, Bismarck, ND
  • 2014 Theresa Will, RN, BSN, Executive Director, City-County Health District, Valley City
  • 2013 Bev Voller, Emmons County Public Health, Linton
  • 2012 Connie Griffin, RN, Home Health/Health Tracks Supervisor, BBPH; Jim Heckman, RS, Director, EH, First District Health Unit, Minot
  • 2011    Joce Koch, RN, Director of Nurses, Custer Health, Mandan
  • 2010  Pat McGeary, RN, Coordinator, Tobacco Program, BBPH;  Vicki Rosenau, Tobacco  Coordinator, City-County Health District, Valley City
  • 2009 Heidi Heitkamp, Consultant and Lawyer, Mandan
  • 2008 Senator Judy Lee, ND State Legislature, Fargo; and Representative Clara Sue Price, ND State Legislature, Minot
  • 2007 Kathleen Mangskau, KM Consulting, Bismarck
  • 2006 Dede Meidinger, Fargo Cass Public Health, Fargo; and Jill Leppert, North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck
  • 2005 Carlotta Ehlis, Southwest District Health Unit, Dickinson
  • 2004 Ruth Bachmeier, Fargo-Cass Public Health, Fargo
  • 2003 Vonnie Ereth, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health, Bismarck

    Public Health Team of the Year

    Honors a team that has worked collaboratively on a unique, creative, or simply outstanding public health effort, program, or goal in the past year – (At least one team member must be a current NDPHA.)


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