As a professional in the healthcare communications industry, you dedicate yourself to the successful development and growth of your organization. WHPRMS recognizes your commitment and offers you the opportunity to gain personal recognition for your professional accomplishments.

Leadership Recognition is a program designed to reward members who excel in their profession. The program offers three tiers: Certification, Accreditation and Fellowship status. Fellows are best defined as professionals in healthcare marketing and public relations who demonstrate exceptional competence and ability in the areas of Leadership, Problem solving, Innovation and creativity, and Organizational impact.

 This level of achievement is an honor bestowed on members who have met the programs’ criteria, participated in an interview conducted by a panel of professionals employed in the areas of healthcare, public relations and/or marketing, and earned an adequate number of points.

What are you waiting for? Don’t let your professional accomplishments go unnoticed. Take some time to complete and submit your application today and achieve the level of recognition you deserve.

Application and all supporting documents must be received on or before September 1, 2017 for consideration for this year. Awards are presented at our annual Conference in October. Materials and application links shown below.

Award recipients will be contacted by e-mail and awards will be presented during the banquet at the annual conference.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Kathy Schultz, Leadership Recognition Chair or download Leadership Recognition instructions and forms below.

Leadership Recognition Application Materials

WHPRMS is currently accepting applications for 2018. Submit your application and payment on or before August 1, 2018 to be considered a candidate in this year’s program. Please download the PDF documents below:

About the Leadership Recognition Application Form

The form is designed as a PDF document in order to allow individuals to compile information and submit electronically. Simply save the file to your computer and then complete it at your convenience. The text will resize to fit the fields as you type. When complete, save a copy for your records (you must have Adobe Acrobat on your computer to save the electronic file) and then hit the “submit” button on the bottom corner of the last page of the document.

WHPRMS Fellows

  • Kathryn Allen –1993*
  • Jeanne Arnold
  • Priscilla Arsove
  • Kristin Baird –1998*
  • D Dorothy Thomas Black – In Memory
  • Gary Buerstatte
  • Alan Chechik
  • Wayne Cordes –1995
  • Edith Davis
  • David Denemark
  • Margo H. Francisco –1994
  • Alan Gaudynski
  • Annette Grunseth*
  • Margie Hackbarth –1994
  • Jeff Hine – 2002
  • Karren Jeske – 1995
  • Marty Juel
  • Carol Knudson – 1999*
  • Stephanie Larson
  • Jim Marshall
  • Mike Milligan – 2012*
  • Harvey Moss
  • Chuck Nason
  • Virginia Pearson –1992
  • Tom Platenberg
  • Donna Proudfit
  • Norman J. Puhek – In Memory
  • Susen A. Rasmussen –1997*
  • Jim Reck – 2001
  • Carol Scaife – In Memory
  • James Shulkin – 2011*
  • Janet Schulz
  • Luanne Sorenson
  • Kevin Stranberg –1999*
  • Barbara Thompson –1982*
  • Mark Thompson*
  • Linda Tiboris
  • Jim Tobalski
  • Ken Trester
  • John Turck
  • Ken Vetrovec
  • Sue Watts

*Current WHPRMS member

Active Accredited Members

  • Robin Ballard – 2012
  • Kathy Behnke – 2016
  • Mia Beltran – 2005
  • Andrea Billinghurst -2014
  • Barbara Bortner
  • Beth Blackburn – 2002
  • Anne Bogen – 2003
  • Ann Brantmeier
  • Lori Bruss – 2012
  • Amy Carey – 2012
  • Jaime Collins
  • Carla David – 2012
  • Haley Gilman -2015
  • Mary Kay Grasmick – 2005
  • Shelly Haberman
  • Stephanie Hungerford – 2013
  • Dianne Klump
  • Andrea Kusch – 2013
  • Heidi Lange – 2007
  • Stacy Lenzen – 2015
  • Jane McGuire
  • Chuck Moore – 2000
  • Kim Nienow – 2005
  • Randi Olson -2013
  • Michelle Paquette – 2001
  • Julie Pedretti
  • Christy Pierce – 2012
  • Linda Pophal – 2003
  • Jennifer Roberts – 2012
  • Amy Ryan – 2012
  • Kathy Schultz – 2004
  • Trish Skram – 2013
  • Rachel Hill Smith
  • Heather Sullivan
  • Bridget Thomas – 2013
  • Sarah Wagner
  • Julie Wieser – 2011
  • Rochelle Williams – 2001
  • Andrea Zimmerman – 2013

Active Certified Members

  • Tani Abendroth – 2016
  • Tami Barber
  • Travis Baumgarten – 2016
  • Sherri Brager – 2007
  • Renee Dooman – 2016
  • Phyllis Guy
  • Lynn Jones – 2013
  • Stacy Lenzen – 2014
  • Katie Nuttall – 2015
  • Mary Rekowski – 2013
  • Corissa Runde – 2016
  • Carol Ryczek
  • Katie Scott – 2013
  • Stacy Sherman – 2012
  • Tonya Sisson – 2013
  • Saige Smith – 2013
  • Kellie Spellman
  • Julie Steiner – 2004
  • Amy Yaeger – 2014

NOTE: If your name is not listed or is listed incorrectly, please contact the Leadership Recognition chairperson.

Active members are those with current membership in the organization.