Gary Willis Leadership Award

Celebrating the Operational Excellence of Human Resource Professionals in Health Care

This prestigious award, co-sponsored by ASHHRA and AHA Solutions, Inc., honors the memory of Gary Willis, an ASHHRA board member, who passed away in 2010 after a battle with stomach cancer.

AHA Solutions, Inc.

The Gary Willis Leadership Award (GWL) recognizes mid-level managers and directors who have made outstanding leadership and operations contributions to their organization. The award is for managers who are looking to advance their career through continuous educational opportunities promoting operational excellence. Award winners will receive one of two $2,500 scholarships for health care HR education. Award recipients will receive the scholarship at the ASHHRA 51st Annual Conference & Exposition.


*Past and present ASHHRA Board members are not eligible for this award.

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Congratulations to the 2015 Gary Willis Leadership Award Recipients

Tracy Braman, SPHR, MBA
Executive Director, Human Resources
Lakeland HealthCare

Tina Boeckenstedt
HR Director
Boulder Community Health

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