Don Mayes Leadership Award

The Don Mayes Award honors volunteer service in leadership roles for a minimum of 3 years. The Award was created to fill in the “gap” between the Gabryl Award (lifetime achievement) and the annual Star Awards, which recognize one-time “above and beyond” contributions by volunteers. Recipients of the Don Mayes Award have served in leadership roles but may not have made the significant contributions to qualify for the for Gabryl Award. Yet, they are ineligible for the Star Award as they determine the recipients for the Star Awards.

2022 – Dr. Mark Jurkovich, HealthPartners – Chair of the Clinical SubWorkGroup (SWG) (HealthPartners)

2021 – Allan Corkum – Chair of Research Commission (United Healthcare)

2020 – Richard Jones – Chair of the Government Relations WorkGroup (Guardian Life)

2019 – Mike Cole – Vice chair, Operations WorkGroup (Dental Care Alliance)

2018 – Dr. Charles D. Stewart – Chair, Codes Sub-WorkGroup NADP Representative on ADA Codes Maintenance Committee (Aetna)

2017 – Dr. Craig Amundson – Chair, Clinical WG & NADP Representative on DQA Board of Directors (HealthPartners)

2016 – Amanda Bjornson – Chair, Communications WG (Principal)

2015 – Jim Mullen – Chair, Govt. Relations WG – NY, PA & Affiliates

2014 – Rob Goren – Chair and Vice Chair of the Membership Committee (Delta Dental of Missouri)
2014 – Linda Moore (Blue Cross of North Carolina)

2013 – Jon Seltenheim – Chair, Health Care Reform TF (United Concordia Companies, Inc.)

2012 – Dr. Paul Chaitkin – Vice Chair CDT Workgroup (First Commonwealth (Guardian))
2012 – Dr. Doyle Williams – Chair CDT Workgroup