HMHBGA

M&I Leadership

HMHB is proud to honor leaders from across our state who work hard every day to improve maternal and child health in Georgia.

The Carolyn Wetzel Continuum Award
The Carolyn Wetzel Continuum Award recognizes a volunteer or health professional who contributes to the health and well being of Georgia’s families by being a positive change agent in the public arena of advocacy and policy. This award is in memory of Carolyn Wetzel, a long-time member, friend, and dedicated public health advocate for mothers and babies.
Previous Winners Include:
2016 – Deborah Dumphy
2013 – Sandra Mobley, PhD
2012 – Carol Hendrix
2011 – Margaret Turner
2010 – Mary Nicholson-Jackson
2009 – Mary Frances Williams
2008 – Nance White
2006 – Bruce Work, MD
2004 – Daisy Harris
2002 – Charlotte Wilen – Inaugural Continuum Award

Want to nominate someone from your community? You can nominate an advocate using this online form. Nominations are due by August 30, 2017. The winner will receive their award at our Annual Meeting & Conference on October 23-24, 2017.

The Charlotte Wilen Maternal & Infant Health Advocate of the Year Award
The Wilen Award acknowledges the hard work and efforts of our State’s lawmakers to improve maternal and child health through policy change.
Previous Winners Include:
2016 – Representative Darrel Ealum
2016 – Representative Sheila Jones
2016 – Senator Dean Burke
2015 – Representative Sharon Cooper

Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Awards
In 2017, we held our Inaugural Mother’s Day Luncheon honoring six First Ladies of Georgia for their efforts during their respective careers to advance maternal and child health in Georgia. We also honored six Inspiring Mothers of Georgia from across the State. You can learn more about them by watching their interviews online.
Previous Winners Include:
2017 – Britney Asbell, Kathleen, GA
2017 – Eva Elmer, Savannah, GA
2017 – Pat Hugley Green, Columbus, GA
2017 – Isabel Marsh, Snellville, GA
2017 – Jennifer Sapp, Leesburg, GA
2017 – Catrina Williams, Atlanta, GA
Want to nominate someone from your community? The award period will open back up in January 2018. Email thecoalition@hmhbga.org for more information.

Corporate Stewardship Awards
Previous Winners Include:
2015 – Aetna – for supporting research on the association between oral hygiene and poor birth outcomes
2003 – General Mills – for Folic Acid inclusion in cereals