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 August 31, 2020 for consideration for this year. Awards are presented at our annual conference in October. Materials and application links are 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 president@whprms.org.

Application Materials

WHPRMS is currently accepting applications for 2020. Submit your application and payment on or before August 31, 2020 to be considered a candidate in this year’s program. For more information about this program, download the PDF documents below:

Click here to apply!

WHPRMS Fellows

  • Kathryn Allen – 1993
  • Jeanne Arnold
  • Priscilla Arsove
  • Kristin Baird – 1998*
  • 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
  • Rachel Hill Smith In Memory 2018
  • 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

Accredited

  • 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
  • Stephanie Burton – 2013*
  • Amy Carey – 2012*
  • Jaime Collins*
  • Carla David – 2012
  • Renee Dooman 2017
  • Haley Gilman 2015
  • Mary Kay Grasmick – 2005
  • Shelly Haberman
  • Dianne Klump
  • Liz Kopling 2018*
  • Andrea Kusch – 2013
  • Heidi Lange – 2007
  • Catherine Leifeld – 2019*
  • Stacy Lenzen – 2015*
  • Jane McGuire
  • Chuck Moore – 2000*
  • Kim Nienow – 2005
  • Katie Nuttall 2017*
  • 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
  • Heather Sullivan
  • Bridget Thomas – 2013*
  • Amanda Thompson – 2019*
  • Sarah Wagner
  • Julie Wieser – 2011*
  • Rochelle Williams – 2001
  • Andrea Zimmerman – 2013*

Certified

  • Tani Abendroth – 2016*
  • Tami Barber*
  • Travis Baumgarten – 2016*
  • Clair Berg 2017*
  • Sherri Brager – 2007*
  • Phyllis Guy*
  • Julia Hansch 2017
  • Lynn Jones – 2013
  • Ashley Murcia 2018*
  • 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
  • Matt Thompson 2018*
  • Amy Yaeger – 2014

*Current WHPRMS member

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