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|2016 ASPR volunteer award winners - Summer/Fall 2016|
At ASPR’s Annual Conference, two members were celebrated for their contributions and dedication to ASPR as a whole. These volunteers exhibited traits that we most value in our ASPR members: the desire to go “above and beyond” to help ASPR reach new members and create an organization we can all be proud to be a part of.
Suzanne Anderson, FASPR, Associate Director, Medical Staff Recruitment, Duke Medicine
Suzanne has made significant contributions to ASPR in two leadership roles over the past year. As the Benchmarking Project lead, she served as a committee of one and was the primary person involved with the annual roll out of this year’s ASPR Benchmarking Survey. In the absence of an Executive Director, Suzanne worked hard to meet tight ASPR deadlines, while juggling the competing priorities in her paying job at Duke. Suzanne worked very hard to promote the value of the ASPR benchmarking data to key constituents. In addition to her Duke duties and ASPR duties, Suzanne served as President of CAPS (Carolinas Association of Physician Services) for the past year. During her tenure, the CAPS leadership and members voted to formalize its relationship with ASPR and will become the newest ASPR chapter in 2017. It is truly an honor to have Suzanne as an ASPR volunteer and a role model.
Judy Brown, FASPR, Senior Provider Recruiter at the Hennepin County Medical Center
Judy Brown joined ASPR in 1997. She jumped in feet first and became a volunteer right out of the gate—so to speak. Little did Judy know that her journalism experience as editor of her college newspaper would serve her well in her future as volunteer leader of ASPR. Under Judy’s direction and leadership, the journalistic quality and educational content helped elevate the newsletter to that of a professional journal; hence, in 2007 JASPR was born. After 10 years of serving as co-chair of JASPR, she was given a reprieve until one fateful Saturday in 2015 where Judy received a desperate text from the board of directors asking her if she could step up to the plate once again to take over the helm of JASPR as the current chair had to step down. Without hesitation, Judy said…”sure!” She remains at the helm to this day. For all her work on JASPR as well as countless committees and her mentorship to members across the country, Judy has proved her ongoing and unwavering commitment to ASPR. It is with deep gratitude that we thank Judy for her continuous service and dedication to ASPR.