2023 Awards

Some of Georgia's most passionate public health advocates were recognized at the 2023 conference during both the Sellers-McCroan Lecture and Award Luncheon and the Awards Breakfast. Congratulations to all of these public health champions!

  • Sellers-McCroan Award: Rachel Franklin, MPH, CIC; Dr. Christopher Gulledge; Savannah Hardin, MPH, CIC
  • Fred Agel Governance Award: Lisa Cupid, JD, MPA
  • Administration Outstanding Service Award: Valerie Prince, BA
  • Applied Epidemiologist of the Year Award: Jocelyn Love, MPH
  • Stancliff Boone Communicable Disease Specialist Award: Frank Grier, MPH
  • Maggie Kline Nursing Award: Joy Langely, RN, BSN
  • Lillian D. Wald Public Health Nursing Award: Teresa Hritz, RN
  • Ruth B. Freeman Nursing Award for Population Health Practice: Pepa Koleva, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Barfield Nursing Award: Kimberly Allen, PhD, RN
  • Georgia Dental Award of Merit: Tarem Hendricks, DMD
  • Jules S. Terry Memorial Award: Eleanor Garlow, MPH
  • Al Dohany Community Service Award: Lisa Crossman, MS
  • Larry W. Miller Health Information Specialist Award: Unsona Tate, MBA
  • Environmental Health Specialist of the Year Award: Terry Ferrell, BS, RS
  • Environmental Health Innovations Award: Tim Callahan, MPH
  • J. Patrick O'Neal Safety and Health Preparedness Award: Shalonna Steward, MSN, FNP-C
  • Academic Section Award: Raymona Lawrence, DrPH, MPH, CDE©
  • Nutrition Outstanding Leadership Award: Kayla Mathis, MS
  • Rosemarie B. Newman Nutrition Extra Mile Award: Kenya Owens, MEd, RDN, LDN, CLC
  • 2023 GPHA Honorary Member: Lawton Davis, MD

The Awards Committee of the Georgia Public Health Association looks forward to recognizing colleagues, groups, and organizations for excellence in protecting and promoting the health of Georgia residents at our annual conference in 2024. Information about nominations will be available soon.