Monday June 7, 2021

Member Recognition

Each year, ASHHRA recognizes the significant achievement of its members in the health care human resources field. ASHHRA currently recognizes it members in the following categories. Click on each title to learn more and apply.

This award recognizes an ASHHRA member who models the five HR Leader Model Competencies in health care human resources.

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is a current ASHHRA member with at least five (5) years of consecutive annual membership.
  • Nominee has not been an ASHHRA Board member in the last two (2) years.
  • Nominator completes application, describing how the nominee models the HR Leader Competencies.

2021 Winner

Tonya Richards
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer – Staff; Sr. Human Resources Business Partner
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, N.Y.
Chapter: Association of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators of Greater New York (AHHRA of Greater NY

This award recognizes ASHHRA members who demonstrate exemplary leadership and provide mentorship to those in the health care human resources field.

Award Criteria

  • Nominee and nominator must both be current ASHHRA national members
  • Nominee must have had at least five (5) years of consecutive ASHHRA membership
  • Three (3) supporting letters that speak to their attributes as a role model, teacher, resource, support and companion

2021 Winner

Lois Slick
Director of Human Resources
Life Care Medical Center
Roseau, Minn.
Chapter: Healthcare Human Resources Association of Minnesota (HHRAM)

This award recognizes an ASHHRA member who contribute to the health care human resources profession through professionally authored books, articles or internal communications.

Award Criteria

  • Communication must have been used during the last calendar year
  • Material must have relevancy to ASHHRA members and the health care human resources profession
  • Must be considered of value as “best practice” for ASHHRA members to learn from
  • Nominee must own or have clear rights to entries
  • Materials must be planned, developed and implemented by the submitter; materials developed and created by a third party for an organization will not be considered
  • Must be authored or co-authored by an ASHHRA national member (ASHHRA member must demonstrate at least 50 percent participation and demonstrate involvement)
  • Must be relevant to ASHHRA HR Leader Model Competencies: HR Delivery, Healthcare Business Knowledge, Community Citizenship, People Strategies and Personal Leadership

Non-qualifying materials

  • Materials that are considered routine (i.e., annual report, open enrollment, employment manual)
  • Promotional materials for marketable products.

Applications are currently closed.

This grant recognizes new talent dedicated to the health care HR profession and provides individuals with the opportunity to attend the ASHHRA Virtual Conference. ASHHRA will sponsor up to three new-to-the-profession health care HR practitioners to attend the ASHHRA21 Virtual Conference, April 26 – 27, 2021. Each grant winner will receive Full Conference registration.

Applications are currently closed.

ASHHRA will provide up to 20 recipients of a free registration to the ASHHRA21 Virtual Conference.
Applications are currently closed.

The award recognizes mid-level managers and directors who have made outstanding leadership and operations contributions to their organization.

Award Criteria

  • A minimum of five years of health care HR experience
  • ASHHRA member for at least one year (past and present ASHHRA Board members are not eligible).
  • Hold a position from mid-level manager to director.

Applications are currently closed.

The Outstanding Leadership and Service Award recognizes the Immediate Past President, nominated by ASHHRA leadership. Our deep appreciation to the 2021 ASHHRA Immediate Past President for Outstanding Leadership and Service
Willis Tisdale
Willis E. Tisdale, CHHR, PHR, SHRM-CP Director, Human Resources Shriners Hospitals for Children Greenville, S.C. See previous honorees