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

Kathryn Henderson James Bixby
Kristin Aigner Amy Tippey
John Riley Gary Millen
James Runyon Jim Sherman
Dr. Stephen Bash Mike Illuzzi
Shari Buckellew  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

CHRISTINE ZAK-EDMONDS VOLUNTEER AWARD

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

JOEY STOWELL YOUTH AWARD

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

GROUP AWARD

Small Wonders Miracle Walk Planning Committee Peoria Medical Society Alliance
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 Rotary Club of Peoria North
Antepartum Pekin AMBUCS

DR. MARY SCHULTZ PHYSICIAN AWARD

Dr. Richard Pearl
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.