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Award Recipients

The NJAPA Awards Program was established to recognize the outstanding achievements and major contributions of individuals, on behalf of the field of therapeutic activities.

MADISON E. WEIDNER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Fay Kessler Hortz ~ 1987
Ann D’Antonio ~ 1988
Richelle Cunninghis ~ 1991
Joan Colquhoun ~ 1992
Debbie Hommel ~ 1994
Mary Lou Schnurr ~ 1998
Fred Brand ~ 1999
Margaret Abdill ~ 2000
Stacy Wilbur ~ 2000
Tammy George ~ 2001
Laura Wilson ~ 2002
Grace Ann Kelly ~ 2003
Maria Mattera ~ 2004
Susan Lanza ~ 2006
Barbara Quinlan ~ 2007
Susan Lanza ~ 2008
Susan Harris ~ 2009
Chris Kelly ~ 2011
Cindy Bradshaw ~ 2012

ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Thelma Gottfried ~ 1990
Thelma Hulteen ~ 1991
Lynne Wilkesman ~ 1992
Kathy Jassel ~ 1993
Maria Mattera ~ 1994
Harriet Ciccotosto ~ 1996
Susan Harris ~ 1998
Linda Walsh ~ 1999
Janel Ruck ~ 2000
Chris Delgado ~ 2001
Carol Cohen ~ 2002
Barbara Quinlan Bridges ~ 2003
Linda Horvath ~ 2004
William Wright ~ 2006
Cathy Cane ~ 2008
Judi Bucher ~ 2008
JoAnn Starn ~ 2012
Sandy McCrooson ~ 2013
Jennifer Lobell ~ 2014
Danah Petit ~ 2015
Jackie Kott ~ 2016
Karina Cheo De Torres ~ 2017
~ 2018
Beth Stenftennagal ~ 2019

FRIEND OF NJAPA AWARD

William Oltmer ~ 1990
Michele Galie ~ 1991
Beverly T. Haaf ~ 1992
John Gilbert ~ 1993
Don Wilkesman ~ 1994
State Department of health Division of Health Facilities Evaluation ~ 1995
Masonic Home of New Jersey ~ 1998
Wardrobe Wagon ~ 2001
Betty Van Saun & Charlotte Marant (Resident Volunteers) ~ 2002
New Jersey Easter Star Home ~ 2004
Sea Bay Game Company ~ 2005
American HealthCare Apparel 2010
Ron from Marco ~ 2011
Cindy Bradshaw 2012
Debbie Hommel ~ 2014

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Carmine Marchionda ~ 1995
Charles Kittle ~ 1996
Lynne Caballes ~ 1998
Linda Schaffer ~ 1999
Mr. G. Edward Davis ~ 2000
Margaret Gannon ~ 2001
Marlene Dzuiba ~ 2002
Kate Shephard ~ 2003
Lowell Fein ~ 2004
Fred Feistein ~ 2005
Michael Duffy ~ 2006
Tara Mullineaux ~ 2007
Todd Aronson ~ 2008
Susan Foley ~ 2012
Janice Doughman ~ 2013

NJAPA OUTSTANDING CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Susan Milliner ~ 1998
Jean McCormick ~ 1999
Mr. William Cammano ~ 2000
Jeannette Holcomb ~ 2001
Odellrie “Peaches” Butler ~ 2002
Ruth McCoy ~ 2003
Maria Pena-Tejada ~ 2004
Christia Tedeschi ~ 2005
Denise Lipkinkorf ~ 2006
Barbara Griffith ~ 2007
Ofelia Thomas ~ 2008
Deresa Meyers ~ 2012
Virginia Counard ~ 2013

LIFETIME MEMBER

Fay Kessler Hortz ~ 1990
Debbie Hommel ~

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Gwen Hagerthy ~ 2004
Michael Ewchor ~ 2005
Christine Smith ~ 2006
William “Bill” Lynch ~ 2007
Rita Horvath~ 2007
Laura Erlich ~ 2008
Jane Ernest ~ 2012
Amy Lavine ~ 2013
Jimmy Neher ~ 2014
Robert Tesoroni ~ 2014
Sister Marie ~ 2015
Emily Ehrlich ~ 2016

HONORY MEMBER

Melbin Wallerstein
Patrick McMenamin

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