The OAC congratulates all of the winners of the  OAC Annual Awards. We thank all of you for submitting nominations and supporting the OAC through the years.

Chairman’s Award

      • Robert Kushner, MD – 2013
      • Amber Huett-Garcia – 2014
      • Jaime Fivecoat, MBA – 2015
      • Michelle Vicari - 2016

Healthcare Provider Advocate of the Year

      • Christopher Still, DO – 2013
      • Merrill Littleberry – 2014
      • Scott Kahan, MD, MPH – 2015
      • Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, FOMA – 2016

Dr. Robin Blackstone Outstanding Membership Recruitment by a Physician

      • Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians – 2012
      • St. Vincent Bariatric Center – 2013
      • Rocky Mountain and Premier Surgical (Dr. Boyce) – 2014
      • Rocky Mountain – 2015
      • New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery – 2016

The Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy

      • Beth Sheldon- Badore – 2012
      • Maria Caprigno – 2013
      • Rob Portinga – 2014
      • Patty Nece, JD – 2015
      • Ava J. Zebrick – 2016

Bias Buster of the Year

      • Rebecca Puhl, PhD – 2012
      • Melinda Watman, BSN, MSN – 2013
      • Abby Lentz – 2014
      • Justin Puckett, DO, FAAFP – 2015
      • Reeger Cortell, FNP-C – 2016

OAC Member of the Year

      • Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA – 2012
      • Walter Medlin, MD – 2013
      • Sarah Bramblette – 2014
      • Rob Portinga – 2015
      • Nikki Massie – 2016

Community Leader of the Year

      • Tammy Beaumont – 2012
      • Daniel Valenzuela – 2013
      • ASMBS Georgia State Chapter – 2014
      • BMI of Texas – 2015
      • Natalie Heidrich, MS – 2016

The OAC Milestone Award

      • Robin Blackstone, MD – 2015
      • Georgeann Mallory, RD – 2015
      • Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP – 2015
      • Joseph Nadglowski, Jr. – 2015
      • Kristy Kuna – 2015
      • James Zervios – 2015


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