Awards

Distinguished PA Award

In 2007, a small group of PAs organized a PA Night Out and awarded the Director of PA Services with the Distinguished PA Award. The Distinguished PA Award is given to a PA for outstanding service and dedication towards promoting the ideals of the PA profession. This is a peer recognized award. PA’s recognizing another PA. Since 2007, PA services has continued this tradition and has awarded a Distinguish PA Award annually at the PA NIGHT OUT event.

The following PAs are recipients of this prestigious award:

Award Winners

2014

Shining Stars
Bridget Mansell PA-C
Raisa Polacek PA-C
Brianna Armbrecht PA-C
Al Melillo PA-C
David Harrison PA-C
Joe Keller PA-C
Chad Gady PA-C
Jim Gaidelis PA-C
Candace Beury PA-C
Melanie Hathaway PA-C
Tina Ellison PA-C
Molly Kalejs PA-C
Sal Bordonaro PA-C
Larry Kovalcik PA-C 

PA Manager of the Year
Pam Koeth PA-C 

Outstanding PA/MD Team
Oksana Chesterfield PA-C and Dr. James Gutierrez 

Educator of the Year
Yosef Robbins PA-C 

Preceptor of the Year
Hilary Petersen PA-C 

Outstanding Team
Lakewood Hospital Surgical PA Team
James Thomas PA-C, Eileen Morris PA-C, Laura Blesse PA-C, Karen Roane PA-C, Abby Goldberg PA-C, Ann Vetter PA-C 

Outstanding PA Department
Desk J1-5 Imaging Section: Ryan Phile PA-C, Chris Cifranic PA-C, Terri Mitri PA-C, Yosef Robbins PA-C 

PA Champion Award
Dr. Joseph Hahn

2013

Shining Stars
Nicolette Critelli
Yosef Robbins
Alison Kocis
Melissa Pischl
Jensen Lewis
Jennifer Ogorzolka
Kaitlyn Roseman
Denise Scotch
Diane Nicolay
Staphanie Clement
Nicole Smith
Kristy Olivo
Houshang Sanaii
Christian Chiarelli (Florida)

Outstanding PA Team
Euclid hospital PAs: Andrew Proctor, Sarah Sloop, Anne Tesar, Heather Kellerman, Karin Danklfsen, Eileen Parker, Chritine Love, Dan Sell

Outstanding PA Department
Respiratory PA team: Pat Curtis, Howard Christie, Karla Pearson, Hilary Petersen, Kathy Hogan, Teresa D’Alessandro, Cheryl Katavich, Mike Moyer, Brian Dlugos, Joseph Keller, Nika Pierre-Louis, Harrison Reed, Molly Kalejs, Susan Synderburn, Siham Jaouad

Outstanding PA/Physician team
Dr. Harry Lever and Terri Mitri PA-C

Outstanding Preceptor
James Thomas PA-C

Distinguished PA Award
JP Thompson

The Gratitude Award
Dr. Steve Blaha

Outstanding Educator Award
Don Zabriskie, B Pharm, MBA, RPh

2012

Shining Stars
Robert Dolinga
Robert Davis
Jensen Lewis
Ruth Sager
Desiree Carcioppolo
James Nahrstedt
Bernadette Bogner
Michelle McGinty
John Ozinga
Stephanie Clement

Outstanding PA Department
Gastroenterology inpt: Ryan Adler, Karen Kirkwood, Caleigh Maple, Jeannine Marong

Outstanding PA/Physician Team
Kristen Banjac PA-C, James Rosneck MD

Distinguished PA Award
Nancy Ivansek

The Gratitude Award
Dr. Toby Cosgrove

2011

Shining Stars
Judy Lewis
Al Melillo
Bridget Mansell
Andrew Proctor
Mary Bauer
Michelle Murray
Athena Loughrin 

Outstanding PA Team Award 
Emergency Services
Lynn Pagliaccio, Laurie Adkins, Nicollette Critelli, Misty Garcia, Mallory Hampton, Angela Parente, Kinjal Patel, Pamela Perozeni, Jennifer Sample, Paramjit Singh, Dale Turley 

Outstanding PA Department 
Lorain PAT: Patricia Hirkala, Candace Beury, Maureen Gwynn, Lisa Hegemier, Miles Nelson 

Distinguished PA Award
Howard Christie 

The Gratitude Award
Dr. Brian Bolwell

2010

Outstanding PA/Physician team 
Dr. Peter Brooks, Phil Golnick PA-C 

Outstanding PA Department 
The Sports Health PA department 
Jen Ogorzolka, Pam Koeth, Julia Brasfield, Jim Cribbins, Leah Schmitz, Kristen Banjac, Kieran Coughlin 

Shining Stars
Susan Moyer
Kristy Olivo
Nancy Ivansek
Kathy Kraus 

Distinguished PA Award
Jean Metz

2009

Outstanding PA/Physician team
Jennifer Ferreira PA-C, Dr. Leonardo Kapural 

Shining Stars
Angela Parente
Howard Christie
John Neff
Anita Brumbaugh
Kathleen Hogan 

Distinguished PA Award
Mary Hughes 

The Gratitude Award
Cindy Hundorfean

2008

Outstanding PA Department 
Bone Marrow Transplant:
Joe Kohuth, Siham Jaqoud, Shannon Jarancik, Vanessa Farrow 

Outstanding PA/Physician Team
Jennifer Hartment PA-C, Dr. Robert Fox/Dr. Alex Rae-Grant 

Shining Stars 
Joe Kohuth
Dale Turley
Ron Ochoa
John Renkosik
Stephanie Mytrosevich
Debbie Kangisser
Kiane Szalkowski

Distinguished PA Award 
Pat Curtis

2007

Distinguished PA Award
Josanne Pagel