Meritorious Service Award – One award annually to an FPHA member who has a record of outstanding contributions to FPHA in the field of public health for several years. Nomination by active member by letter with justification and detailed narrative of achievements.
Homer D. Venters Award – One award annually to a public laboratory worker and FPHA member with less than 10 years experience in the field. Nomination by active member by letter with biosketch, including education and work experience.
Hall of Memory – One award annually to a public health or allied health worker (deceased at least 2 years) who made a significant contribution to public health. Nomination by active member by letter; short reading of eulogy with family invited to attend.
Outstanding Reporter – One award annually to a Florida newspaper reporter who went beyond the call of duty to report public health concerns that furthered health promotion or disease prevention. Nomination by active member by letter with documentation including article(s), date, time, story or series and detailed justification.
Outstanding News Publication – One award annually to a Florida television station or reporter who showed leadership and excellence when covering major health events or publicizing an aspect of public health in the news. Nomination by active member by letter identifying publication, publisher, editor, and detailed justification.
Legislative Award - Two awards annually to members of the Florida or U.S. Senate or House for outstanding leadership advocating, supporting, or enacting legislation, thereby promoting public health policies and programs. Nomination by active member by letter detailing nominee’s history and accomplishments, specific legislation or legislative activity, benefits, etc.
Robert D. May, M.D. Award - One award annually to a public health worker and FPHA member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments advancing public health at local or state levels. Nomination by active member by letter with nominee’s information including professional status, experience and the special accomplishment that justifies nomination. This award is a good opportunity to recognize “best practices” in local efforts.
J.Y. Porter, M.D. Award – One award given annually to a health educator and FPHA member to recognize outstanding contribution to health promotion profession or activities. Nomination by active member by letter outlining justification for award.
Richard Hosking Award for Distinguished Service in Domestic Violence Prevention - One award annually to a public health worker and FPHA member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in prevention of domestic violence and family preservation at local or state levels. Nomination by letter from active member outlining accomplishments and justification.
$500 Scholarship to be used toward the attainment of a Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree in Public Health or a Master's or Doctoral Degree in the field of public health. Active members of FPHA are eligible. Awardees must intend to remain in Florida and contribute to Florida's Public Health System following graduation.
Undergraduate students working on degrees in health-related or public health programs may apply for a $300 scholarship. The student does not need to be a member of FPHA, but should be nominated by an active FPHA member. A one-year student membership in FPHA will be awarded along with the $300 scholarship.
2016 Meritorious Service Award
Robert J. McDermott, PhD
2016 Homer D. Venters Award
2016 Robert D. May Award
Ethel Edwards, MPH
2016 Presidential Award
Jessica Weissman, MS
2015 Graduate Scholarships
Aoleonne Joseph, University of Florida
Jessica Weissman, Florida International University
2015 Undergraduate Scholarship
Anh Nguyen Tran-University of North Florida
Raymond Cam Truong, University of Miami
2015 Meritorious Service Award
Linda LaComb-Williams, BSN, MPH
Lori presenting award medal to Linda
2015 Homer D. Venters
Edgar Kopp, MS, MT(AAB)
2015 Presidential Award
Lesli P. Ahonkhai, MA
2015 Outstanding Legislator Award
Senator Aaron Bean
2015 FPHA Outstanding Reporter Award
CBS 4 Miami
2015 Graduate Scholarship
Lori presenting scholarship to Linda
Heather Loran-University of North Florida
Vickie Lynn-University of South Florida
Oluwatobi Ozoya-University of South Florida
Ruchi Pancholy-University of South Florida
2015 Undergraduate Scholarship
Irene Lopez Llorente-University of Tampa
2014 Meritorious Service Award
Judy Perkin, DrPH, RD, CHES
Lesli present Judy Perkin her award.
2014 Homer D. Venters
Lylah Seaton, MPH, MT, ASCP
Rick and Lesli presenting award to Lylah Seaton.
2014 Robert D. May Award
Yolanda G. Martinez, EdPhD, PhD, FCPM
Lesli presents Yolanda Martinez her award.
2014 Hall of Memory Award
Cora Eaves Braynon, RN, BSN, MPH
2014 President's Award
Richard M. France, PhD, MPH, MT(AAB)
Lesli presenting Rick France his award.
2014 Graduate Scholarship
Alyssa Laswell - NOVA Southeastern University
Luis Ramirez - Florida International University
Chukwudi Ufondu - University of South Florida
Christopher Wheldon - University of South Florida
Lesli congratulates the Graduate Scholarship Recipients – Chukwudi Ufondu, Alyssa Laswell, Luis Ramirez
2014 Undergraduate Scholarships
Most Informative Poster
Behaviors and Perceptions around Road Safety at the University of South Florida
Arturo Rebollon Guardado, James Kukat,
Oluwatobi Ozoya, Danny Ramon, Won Oh
Lesli Ahonkhai presents the Most Informative Certificate to Arturo Rebollon Guardado. Not pictured: James Kukat, Oluwatobi Ozoya, Danny Ramon, Won Oh
Most Innovative Poster
Exotic Dancers: Occupational Health Needs Assessment and Analysis
Jacqulyne Perez, Geocel-Grace Castanares,
Lesli Ahonkhai recognizes Peggy Defay and Jacqulyne Perez for the Most Innovative Poster. Not pictured: Geocel-Grace Castanares
2013 Meritorious Service Award
2013 Presidential Award