Previous Children's Advocacy Award Winners

Children's Hospital of Illinois is proud of the many advocates throughout Central Illinois who are making a difference in the lives of children.  Past award recipients include:

BILL HOULIHAN PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Kristin Aigner Amy Tippey
John Riley Gary Millen
James Runyon Jim Sherman
Dr. Stephen Bash Mike Illuzzi
Shari Buckellew [Video Interview] Gretchen Meyer
Barb Garber Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat
Gary Wynn Mike McCoy
Kay Saving, MD Lynn Goffinet
Kay Barlow Andrew Morgan, MD
Christine Zak-Edmonds Holly Maes, MD
John Carroll, MD Ron Tyler
Richard Miller, MD Steve Thompson
James Bixby Mary Schultz, MD

CHRISTINE ZAK-EDMONDS VOLUNTEER AWARD

Vicki Bahr Sharon Bumgardner
Quinton Brown Joe Russell
Stephanie Brown Jimmie Moore
Neomi Jenne Dick Hammond
Rosemary Parker [Video Interview] Todd & Kim Cheek
Alice Ferdinand, MD Jennifer Wilfong
Marquita Williams Dawn Kocher
June Snyder Jim Maloof
Sister Cor Marie Katie Owens
Cookie Bannon Kristin Anderson
Jerry Stoneburner Prasad & Jyothi Parupalli
Carl Cannon Patti Bash

JOEY STOWELL YOUTH AWARD

Kaitlyn Baumann Tim Blackert
Alexia Melleny Sarah Johnson
Morton High School Basketball Team Angela Bomhold
Pontiac Township High School Becca Smith
Megan Beutke [Video Interview] Kelsey Clemson
Jennifer Elbert Rachelle McClean
Melanie Dewitt Matt Boswell
Joe Rogers Shannon Strader
Jennifer Maricacci Brooke Rennick
Brittany Smith Claire & Kaitlyn Geier
Mauree Shea Beard  

GROUP AWARD

Family House Junior League of Peoria
The Organization for Understanding Congenital Hearts (T.O.U.C.H) West Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council
Hult Center for Healthy Living Limestone Community High School
Pediatric Residents at Children’s Hospital of Illinois Center for Prevention of Abuse
Crittenton Centers [Video Interview] Rotary Club of Peoria North
Antepartum Pekin AMBUCS
Peoria Medical Society Alliance  

DR. MARY SCHULTZ PHYSICIAN AWARD

Dr. Penny Sandiford
Dr. Lourdes Delgado-Serrano
Dr. Kay Saving

PAUL KRAMER LIFETIME OF LEADERSHIP AWARD

Dave Magers (2013)

*The Paul Kramer Lifetime of Leadership Award, named in honor of the retired Children’s Hospital President in 2011, gives special recognition to a leader whose dedicated career and respected reputation have inspired individual and organizational contributions, greatly impacting the quality of life for children. It is only given as deemed appropriate by the Children’s Hospital Advocacy Department, and is not based on community nominations.