Lifetime Achievement Award: Past Awardees

Since 1997, the Michigan Coordinated School Health Association (MiSHCA) has granted the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize individuals who have contributed in a very special way over their entire career to the health of Michigan’s children and youth.

Past awardees are listed below by year:

2021Mary LebiodaRetired Macomb Intermediate School District
2019 Stephanie PainterRetired Grand Rapids Public Schools
  Linda MeederMichigan Department of Education
2018 Steve SuktaMichigan Department of Health & Human Services
2017 Joyce Miller Retired Berrien R.E.S.A
2016 Kathy Gibson Retired Wayne RESA
  Charlie Yeager Retired Marquette-Alger RESA
  Wendy Sellers Retired Eaton RESA
2015 Bob Higgins Michigan Department of Education
  Paula Parise Educational Materials Center
2013/14Terri LangtonRetired Monroe ISD
 Sharon ZajacRetired Muskegon ISD
2012Betsy PashDetroit Public Health Department
 Pam SookRetired Bay-Arenac ISD
2011Laurie BassettRetired Traverse Bay Area ISD
 Deborah KohnRetired (Coordinator) Flint Community Schools
 Pauline PruneauOakland Schools
 Patti Steele-KefgenMacomb ISD
2010Shirley BergaRetired Detroit Public Schools
2010Dru Szczerba 
2009Robert MinerTuscola ISD
2008Dale ErtzingerRetired Muskegon ISD
 Marty DoringRetired Bay-Arenac ISD
 Mary AhrensRetired Saginaw ISD
2007Gloria BourdonGenesee ISD
 Marilyn KahlRetired Marquette Alger RESA
 Barb SoffredineRetired Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ISD
 Merry StanfordMichigan Department of Education
 Kathryn Wright, M.D.Children’s Hospital of Michigan
2006Nancy HaneyMichigan Department of Education
2005Patricia MorganMichigan Department of Community Health
 Joe HollisMacomb ISD, retire, posthumous
2004Sylvia Hacker, Ph.DUniversity of Michigan
2003Ardith Alderdyce 
2002Don SweeneyMichigan Department of Community Health
2000Ray JohnsonCentral Michigan University
1999Pari MichalskiSaginaw Public Schools
1998Jean ChabutMichigan Department of Public Health
1997Teresa StatenMichigan State Board of Education
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