Honoring the Stars of the Bleeding Disorders Community

NHF’s annual awards celebrate individuals and organizations dedicated to making the community stronger

2019 Awards of Excellence

The following people and organizations were honored with awards at the 2019 Bleeding Disorders Conference.

 

Physician of the Year

James V. Luck Jr., MD

 

Researcher of the Year

David W. Scott, PhD

 

Genetic Counselor of the Year

Kristy Lee, MS, CGC

 

Nurse of the Year

Karla K. Watkinson, RN

 

Social Worker of the Year

Sabrina Farina, LMSW

 

Physical Therapist of the Year

Grace Hernandez

 

Ryan White Youth Award

William Bornmann

 

Philanthropists of the Year

Steve and Sheila Kopenitz

 

John Indence Award

Hemophilia of South Carolina

 

Advocate of the Year

Richard Pezzillo

 

Humanitarian of the Year

Aleida Stark, RN

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Marion Koerper, MD

 

Loras Goedken Outstanding Leadership Award

Barbara Gordon

 

Corporate Walk Team of the Year

Bayer

 

Chapter Volunteer of the Year

Dawn Pollard

 

Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk Chapter of the Year

Gateway Hemophilia Association

 

Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk Chapter of the Year


Hemophilia of Southern California

 

2019 Chapter of Excellence Awards

The following chapters were honored at the 2019 Bleeding Disorders Conference for demonstrated excellence in standards and best practices.

 

Chapter Partnership Award

• Hemophilia of Indiana*
• Hemophilia of South Carolina*
• Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California*
• Idaho Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation*
• New England Hemophilia Association
• Rocky Mountain Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Association
• Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
• Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
• New York City Hemophilia Chapter
• Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
• Virginia Hemophilia Foundation*
• Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois**

 

Volunteer Management

• Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois* | **
• Central Ohio Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation*
• The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine*
• Hemophilia of Georgia

 

Programs and Services

• Central Ohio Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation*
• Hemophilia of Indiana*
• Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area*
• Nebraska Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation*
• Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation*
• Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California*
• Hawaii Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation*
• Hemophilia of South Carolina*
• Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
• Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
• Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
• New England Hemophilia Association
• Hemophilia of Georgia
• Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
• Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
• Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois**
• New York City Hemophilia Chapter*

 

Public Policy and Advocacy

• Central Ohio Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation*
• Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area*
• The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine*
• Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation*
• Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California*
• Hemophilia of South Carolina*
• Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
• Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois**
• Hemophilia of Georgia
• Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
• Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
• Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation
• Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
• Central California Hemophilia Foundation
• Hemophilia Association of San Diego County
• New England Hemophilia Association
• New York City Hemophilia Chapter

 

Fundraising and Development

• Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation*
• Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation*
• Hemophilia of Indiana*
• Nebraska Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation*
• Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California*
• Hemophilia of South Carolina*
• New England Hemophilia Association
• New York City Hemophilia Chapter
• Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
• Hemophilia of Georgia
• Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois**
• Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
• Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation
• Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation

 

Board Governance and Leadership

• Gateway Hemophilia Association*
• Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area*
• Hemophilia of Indiana*
• Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation*
• Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation*
• Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California*
• Hemophilia of South Carolina*
• Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
• Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois**
• Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
• Hemophilia of Georgia
• New York City Hemophilia Chapter

 

* Denotes new winner in 2019

** Chapter of Excellence in all six categories