Lindblom, Griffin and Brown Honored for Outstanding Service
Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Michael Griffin, FASPR, and Judy Brown, FASPR, were honored for outstanding service to ASPR at the recent conference in August. Lindblom recently completed his term as a member of the board of directors. Griffin and Brown recently completed their terms as committee co-chairs for the Fellowship and Journal Committees, respectively.
Scott Lindblom, FASPR, director, medical staff services, Dean Health System, Madison, WI
“Scott has been a long-time dedicated and devoted member of ASPR. He was one of the founding members and maintained a strong leadership presence from the beginning. He is part of the fabric of ASPR and he has left an imprint in almost every aspect of the organization from its inception to the formation of our fellowship program and industry benchmarking,” explained Lynne Peterson, FASPR. “He is a leader amongst leaders within our industry. It has been with his vision, guidance and consultation that the organization of ASPR has achieved so much in establishing in-house physician recruitment as a respected profession. Scott has been a good friend, teacher and respected colleague to us all,” Peterson said.
ASPR Board Member Shelley Tudor, FASPR, added, “Scott brought a great deal of industry history and expertise into board discussions. He has an amazing eye for detail and organizational efficiency. His contributions were always concise and meaningful with an eye to the strategic vision and financial stability of ASPR. Tudor is a clinical recruiter for Humana Clinical Resources, Louisville, KY.
Mike Griffin (center), FASPR, Manager of Physician/Provider Recruitment, HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, MN
According to long-time colleague Marci Jackson, “Mike has been involved with the Fellowship Committee for a number of years, and his leadership has been invaluable in helping to develop the 301 Module, in assessing and updating the presentations in each module, and in directing the effort to update and re-write the tests for each of the three modules. Mike will continue to work with the committee on upcoming efforts to develop speaker ‘bench strength’, and to continue to update and develop content. Thanks, Mike, for your insight and your leadership, your sense of humor and fun (which keeps us all sane), and your drive to get things done. I am so glad you will continue to work with us,” Jackson said.
In the words of former JASPR Editor Laura Screeney, “A journalistic legend in the in-house physician recruitment world retires from JASPR…Judy Brown joined me as co-chair of the ASPR Newsletter Committee in the summer of 2003. When Judy and I first joined forces, she quickly earned my respect as a consummate journalism professional. As time went on, and we fell into our quarterly marathon of ‘virtual editing weekends’ together, Judy became much more than a co-chair — she became my friend.”
Judy Brown, FASPR, Administrator of Physician and Advanced Practice Recruitment, Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Laura continued, “Dedicating your free time to a volunteer organization takes passion and commitment, and Judy’s passion and commitment to ASPR has not wavered over the years. She has been an active member of more ASPR committees than I can count, a past board member, and a dedicated ‘JASPR-ite’,” said Laura. “Judy, on behalf of ASPR, we would like to thank you for your dedication to JASPR for the past nine years. It was an honor and a privilege to share the ‘co’ title with you. Our members and readers have greatly benefited from your words and edits which shared your passion for ASPR and the in-house physician recruitment industry. We thank you,” said Screeney, who is corporate director for the office of physician recruitment, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Manhasset, NY.
Journal of ASPR - Fall 2012