Steve Chapman, MD, FAAP, for his valuable work educating resident, pediatricians, and the public on oral health, substance abuse/Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and poverty.
Diana Dorsey, MD, FAAP, for her tireless work over the years as New Hampshire's CATCH coordinator, Disaster Preparedness Champion, and Special Medical Services liaison.
Matthew Hand, DO, FAAP, for bringing his enlightened integrative medicine approach to the children of New Hampshire, helping improve the lives of those with chronic headache and other pain, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other chronic problems which benefit from a more holistic approach merging the expertise of Eastern and Western medicine.
Listed below are the NHPS annual award winners in years past: NH Pediatrician of the Year
2013- William Edwards, MD
2012- John Moeschler, MD 2011- Torunn Rhodes, MD
2010- Ardis Oslen, MD 2009 - Greg Prazar, MD 2008 - Leonard "Skip" Small, MD2007 - Skip DeVito, MD 2006 - George Little, MD 2005 - Gene LaRiviere, MD 2004 - Chuck Capetta, MD 2003 - William Boyle, MD 2002 - Sol Rockenmacher, MD 2001 - Carl Cooley, MD 2000 - Gilbert Fuld, MD 1999 - Suzanne Boulter, MD 1998 - Wendy Gladstone, MD 1997 - Patricia Andrews, MD 1996 - Judith Frank, MD 1995 - Charles McMurphy, MD 1994 - Steve Kairys, MD 1993 - Selma Deitch, MD Franklin Norwood Rogers Award (Retired NH Pediatrician of the Year)
2013- William Boyle, MD
2012- Suzanne Boulter, MD
2011- 2010- Art Simington, MD
2009 - Eugene Lariviere, MD 2008 - Al Rozycki, MD 2007 - Sol Rockenmacher, MD 2006 - Spencer Brody, MD 2005 - Sam Dugan, MD 2004 - John Brooks, MD 2003 - Jim Pilliod, MD 2002 - Gilbert Fuld, MD 2001 - Pat Adams, MD 2000 - Robert Klein, MD 1999 - Robert Chamberlin, MD 1998 - Richard Waters, MD (posthumously) 1997 - Robert Wilson, MD NH Public Citizen of the Year
2013- Audrey Knight
2012- 14 Family Support Coordinators of the New Hampshire Partners in Health Program (**See names below)
2011- Shawn LaFrance, MPH 2010- Jose Montero
2009 - Don Shumway
2008 - Terry Ohlson-Martin and Sylvia Pelletier 2007 - Elaine Frank 2006 - Susan Lynch, MD 2005 - Gina Balkus 2004 - Kathy Scambati and Sandi Van Scoyoc 2003 - Rep. Barbara French 2002 - Joan Ascheim (MCH) and Bill Boyle, MD 2001 - Jim Squires, MD 2000 - Katie Dunn and Tricia Brooks 1999 - Jane Hybsch (HHS) 1998 - Martha-Jean Madison (HHS - Spec. Med. Serv.) 1997 - James Pilliod, MD 1996 - Rep. Katherine Wells Wheeler and Sen C. Jeanne Shaheen 1995 - Rep. Mary Jane Wallner and Rep. Sharon Nordgren 1994 - Rep. Douglas Hall and Rep. Susan McLane Special Lifetime Achievement Award given to Richard Sigel for his mother, Selma Deitch, MD - 2004 Special Recognition Award 2000 - Suzanne Boulter, MD
**Joyce Bernier (Lancaster), Janice Boudreau (Concord), Georgie Clark (Portsmouth), Adam Dalpra (Upper Valley), Judy Day (Littlleton), Katy Gautsch (Laconia), Sandra Katsikas ( Manchester), Kristen McTigue (Nashua), Janet O'Brien (Keene), Maura Pennisi (Derry), Carmen Polo (Manchester), Judy Saddler (Dover), Bethany Smith (Laconia), and Leslie Stanicki (Conway)
New Hampshire Pediatric Society Annual Awards Guidelines
Three awards are granted annually. Solicitation for nominees begins in mid-December.
Nominations must include a biographical sketch of the nominee and paragraph describing the
reasons she/he is being nominated. The slate of nominees is announced and voting begins in
mid-March and ends in mid-April. Winners are announced and recognized at the Spring CME
meeting of the Pediatric Society.
The identity of nominating individuals should not be shared with voters or nominees.
Nominating individuals must be members in good standing of the New Hampshire Pediatric
Nominees may not previously have won an award in that particular category.
New Hampshire Pediatrician of the Year:
The New Hampshire Pediatrician of the Year Award is given to an outstanding pediatrician who
has contributed to the improvement of child health care in our state or nationally. It can be given
for either a special project or for years of service on behalf of children. In order to be eligible for
the Pediatrician of the Year Award, a chapter member must be a member in good standing of
Nominations may be based on the following criteria:
1. Active involvement in local chapter initiatives
2. Work in the area of advocacy for children
3. Involvement in community public awareness campaigns on behalf of children
4. Excellence in clinical areas
5. Active involvement on state-level or national-level committee(s)
6. Active involvement in the passage of state legislation benefiting children
7. Involvement in projects or programs that serve the needs of children
8. Well respected in medical and public communities
9. Longevity, with a notable number of years devoted to the community and chapter
on behalf of children
10. Involvement in other special projects or activities that contribute to the improvement of
child health care
New Hampshire Public Citizen Award:
This award recognizes the individual who has performed extraordinary work in the effort to
promote the health and welfare of New Hampshire's children and families. The award is
presented to a resident (nonphysician or physician) of New Hampshire who has contributed
outstanding work as an advocate for children and children’s healthcare.
Nominations may be based on the following criteria:
1. Demonstrated service to a project or cause on behalf of children
2. Established community involvement to effect change in systems affecting children’s
3. Proven commitment to children’s issues
4. Local, state, or national champion of causes affecting children
Franklin Norwood Rogers Award (Retired New Hampshire Pediatrician of the Year):
The Franklin Norwood Rogers Award is given to an outstanding retired pediatrician who has
contributed to the improvement of child health care in our state or nationally. It can be given for
either a special project or for years of service on behalf of children. In order to be eligible for the
Pediatrician of the Year Award, a chapter member must be (or have been, prior to retirement) a
member in good standing of the NHPS.
The selection criteria are identical to those for Pediatrician of the Year with the additional
stipulation that the pediatrician is retired from active practice.
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