DISTINGIUSHED SERVICE AWARD

The Distinguished Service Award

is a prestigious honor bestowed by the Association on one of our members. It is awarded based upon extensive and meritorious service to the Association and our profession. Nominee must have been a Professional Member of NYS AHPERD for a minimum of fifteen (15) years and their membership must be current.

Margaret Robelee

Awards Criteria

Nominees must have been a Professional Member of NYS AHPERD for a minimum of fifteen (15) years and their membership must be current.

Award Recipient

The 2020 Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Margaret Robelee. 

Award Recipient History

The Distinguished Service Award has been given to exceptional members since 1943. Previous award recipients are listed below.

Award Recipients
Testimonials - Margaret Robelee

2020 Recipient | Margaret Robelee 

Houston-Wilson

2019 Recipient | Cathy Houston-Wilson

James, A

2018 Recipient | Dr. Alisa James

2017 Jason Quitoni

2016 Lisa Sherman

2015 Cathy Haight

2014 Dr. Mara Manson

2012 Ed Woolston

2011 Tom Howard

2010 Paula Summit

2009 Sara Daggett

2006 Dr. Sarah Doolittle
Robert "Bob" Goldberg
Rick Amundson

2004 Dr. Leah Holland Fiorentino

2001 Robert Kenney

1999 Sandra Morley

1998 Tony Viollis

1997 Judy Ingram
Lloyd Mott

1996 Ellen Kowalski
Ted Kantorowski

1995 Ken Demas
Janet Marcus
Anthony Pira

1994 Sam Utter
Tom Fay

1993 Doris Harrington
Aggie Stillman

1992 Shirley Bowen
Michael Marcus

1991 Jack Baker
Richard Vercruysse
Diana D' Avino

1990 Jean Kraemer
Judi Knight

1989 Jack Ault
Robert Barczak
Connie McIntyre

1988 Phyllis Bigel
Arthur Grant
Arlene Seguine

1987 Norma Dayton
Ronald Feingold

1985 Ron Hoffman
Roy O'Neill

1984 Marie Corrado
Jack Rentz
Max Lederer
Sandra Suits

1983 Luke LaPorta

1982 Robert Wurtenberg
Sally Lawler

1981 Marcia Carlson
Frank Egan
Ellen Hawver
Virginia Kendall

1980 Barbara DiPalma
Craig Hitchcock
Harold Lovins

1979 Charles Lewis
Anthony Noto
Doris Soladay

1978 Robert Bub
Marcus Martone

1977 John Foley
Richard A. Ahkao
Angela Whisher

1976 John Piscopo
Elizabeth Schweitzer
James Runyan
Roger T. Bunce

1975 Edith J. Cobane
Doris B. McMahon
John Sich

1974 H. Jean Berger
Myrtle Merritt
William Rosenthal
Robert Weber

1973 Robert H. Young
Sidney Birnback

1972 Anna O. Allen
Kurt Beyer
Lawrence Grimes

1971 David S. Rothenberg
William J. McClogan

1970 J. Kenneth Hafner
William H. Rodiek
Nicholas A. Zona

1969 Emilio DaBramo
Kenneth R. Parker

1968 Thelma Douglas
Martin Rogers

1967 Elizabeth M. Desch
Katherine H. Fuehrer
NYS Teachers' Association

1965 Ann D. Mackey
Joseph A. Guerrera
Peter Cataldi

1964 Raymond S. Bradley
Don Begenau
Evelyn M. Rose
Arthur W. Selverstone
Marion N. Stowell
Francis R. Stuart

1963 Margaret M. Babich
Alice L. Backus
Pearl E. Britton
W. Edwin Long

1962 Ross L. Allen
Paul Fairfield
Ray Gunz

1961 Mary Fitzgerald
Ernest Tuttle
George Grover

1960 Clyde Cole
Josephine Hammington
Grace LeConte
Elmer Smith

1959 Mary Bowen
Richard Hayes
Julia Pratt
Harry C. Thompson

1958 Bernard E. Hughes
Beatrice Hunt

1957 Dorothea Deitz
Channing Mann
William A. Stebbins

1956 Harold Herkimer
John Shaw
Arthur L. Smith
Dorothy Zirbes

1955 Jay B. Nash
Frank J. O'Brien
Jeanteet B. Saurborn

1954 Lloyd O. Appleton
Ethel T. Kloberg
Caswell M. Miles
Carroll H. Smith

1953 Frank S. Lloyd
John L. Miller
Marie R. Schuler
State Committee on Tuberculosis/Public Health
State Charities Association

1952 Eugene Hofmeister
Julius Kubnert
Mary B. Rappaport

1951 Mary Washington Ball
Clifford Brownell
May Fagan
Albert Gay

1950 Arthur L. Howe
Ellis Champlin
Catherine Huntsman
Francis J. Moench
Lillian DeArmit

1949 Florence O'Neill

1948 Emory A. Bauer
Sally Luca Jean
Tom Keane
Pauline Williamson

1947Herman Norton
Katherine Sibley

1946 John Burke, MD
Marguerite Husey
Hiram A. Jones
Paul Krimmel
Amy R. Howland
Charles Kilbourne

1945 Carl Burkhardt
Helen McKinstry
Agnes Wayman
Jessie F. William

1943 A.K. Aldinger
Harold Buston
W.J. Vadison
Bessie L. Park