Children’s Health Award

Since 1993, the Michigan Coordinated School Health Association (MiSHCA) had granted the Children’s Health Award to formally recognize individuals and organizations who have directly contributed to Michigan’s school health effort through their dedication, commitment and perseverance.

Children’s Health Award Recipients

2017  Laurie Bechhofer Michigan Department of Education
2017  John Austin
2016 Kim Phillips-Knope Sexual Minority Youth Trainer
Jenny Murphy  Sexual Minority Youth Trainer
Tracy Hobbs  Sexual Minority Youth Trainer
Amorie “Kofi” Robinson  Sexual Minority Youth Trainer
Laurie Bechhofer  Michigan Department of Education
2015  Amy Zaagman  Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health
2013/14 Dee Lindenberger Marquette-Alger RESA/SAPE
Marcia McEvoy
2012 Kevin and Tammy Epling Bully Police
Senator Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Senate
Ashley Vandekopple Office of Public Health Preparedness
2011 Adolescent School Health Section Michigan Department of Community Health
Coordinated School Health and Safety Programs Unit Michigan Department of Education
Diane Golzynski Michigan Department of Community Health
2010 Senator Tom George Michigan Senate
Rep. Joan Bauer Michigan House of Representatives
Rep. Robert Dean Michigan House of Representatives
Rep. Gary McDowell Michigan House of Representatives
Rep. John Proos Michigan House of Representatives
2009 Michigan REMC
2008 Patti Steele Macomb ISD
2007 Jeff Edwards Chase Edwards Endowment
Donna Hensey United Dairy Industry of Michigan
Martha Neilsen Michigan Depts of Education & Community Health
Douglas Patterson
2006 Senator Michelle McManus 35th District
Karen Gilhooly, M.D. Traverse Bay Area, posthumous Accepted by her husband Kurt Sanford, M.D.
2005 Debbie Brinson School Health Alliance
2004 Rep. Jim Barcia 31st District
Sylvia Hacker
E. J. McClendon, Ph.D.
Michele Strasz Michigan Council for Maternal & Child Health
2003 Sharon Clayton Peters
2002 Betsy Pash Office of Drug Control Policy
2001 Barb Flis Michigan PTSA
2000 John Frisch Central Michigan University
1999 Jan Lunquist Planned Parenthood of West Michigan
Herb Moyer Michigan State Board of Education
Maxine Olson Bothwell Public Schools
1998 Kathryn Wright, M.D. Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Skillman Foundation Skillman Foundation
1997 Rep. Debbie Stabenow 8th U.S. Congressional District
Rep. Sharon Gire 31st District
Susan Stuber Genesee ISD
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Children’s Hospital of Michigan
1996 Dorothy Beardmore Michigan State Board of Education
Loren Bensley Central Michigan University
Johnnie Boughner Central Michigan University
Jan Christensen, J.D. Michigan Department of Community Health
Kathleen Strauss Michigan State Board of Education
United Dairy Industry of Michigan United Dairy Industry of Michigan
1995 Jean Chabut Michigan Department of Public Health
Vernice Davis Anthony Michigan Department of Public Health
Anne Hansen Michigan Department of Education
Neal Shine Detroit Free Press
Teresa Staten Michigan Department of Education
1994 Rep. Lynn Banks 19th District
Rep. Maxine Berman 36th District
Rep. William Ford 13th Congressional District ?
Joe Hollis Macomb ISD
Paula Nettleton EMC/Central Michigan University
Renee Rocho Calhoun ISD
Wendy Sellers Editor/Trainer MI Model Revision Project
Rich Simondson Oakland Schools
Matt Tomasiewicz Ottawa ISD
1993 Sen. Jim Barryman 11th District
Rep. Don Gilmer 48th District
Alice McCarthy, Ph.D. Bridge Communications
Annetta Miller, R.N. Michigan State Board of Education
Paul Shaheen Michigan Council for Maternal & Child Health
Margaret Soffin, J.D. Senate Democratic Staff

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