Amazing People Awards

 are given by Zones and Sections to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the profession. The Amazing People Awards are presented at the Annual Conference at the Amazing People Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening.

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Awards Criteria

Amazing People Award recipients are selected by the particular Zone or Section.  Current membership in NYS AHPERD is required.

Award Recipient

The 2022 Amazing People are listed below.


Award Recipient History

The Amazing People Award was established in 1995. Previous award recipients are listed below.

2023 Section Amazing People

Adapted PE & Sport: Dorothy Niemira
Aquatics: Sheldon Sucre
Council of Administrators: Carol Roseto
Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness: Amy Dawson
Elementary PE: Alexander Duque
Future Professionals: Jessica Synenki
Health Education: Kristin McGurl
Higher Education/Prof Prep: John Strong
Middle School PE: Jill Mackerchar
High School PE: Barbara Murray
Recreation/Adventure Ed: Brianne Blaszak
Retirees: Jim & Lois Codispoti
Technology: Kevin Lau

2023 Zone Amazing People

Capital Zone: Tamara Bryngelson-Eppard
Catskill Zone: Matt Donaldson
Central North Zone: Lindsay Kidder
Central South Zone: APEM Cortland
Central Western Zone: Lori Bifarella
Nassau Zone: Megaera Regan
NYC Zone: Dr. Christie González-Toro
Northern Zone: Elizabeth Durfee
Southeastern Zone: Carrie Spiegel
Suffolk Zone: Kerry Hogan
Western Zone: Dr. Gregory Reeds

Amazing Person History