The HEAL Association

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Awards

The Hospital Educator and Academic Liaison Association (HEAL) is proud to recognize the outstanding professional contributions of our members and partners by honoring them with one of the following three awards.

The Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award

Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award recognizes the commitment and expertise of a member who demonstrates excellence in the delivery of school intervention, re-entry services and/or educational supports for students with medical or mental health needs.

The Apple Distinguished Member Award

The Apple Distinguished Member Award recognizes the commitment and expertise of a hospital teacher by honoring a member who demonstrates excellence in the delivery of curriculum and instruction to students with medical and mental health needs.

The Bridge Award

The Bridge Award honors the contributions of an individual or group whose work bridges the gap between hospital and school for students with medical and mental health needs. HEAL recognizes these special efforts in supporting our members and/or the children, families, and schools we serve.

Nominees for the Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award and The Apple Distinguished Member Award must be a dues-paying Professional Member of HEAL Association.  Only dues-paying Professional Members of HEAL Association may submit a nomination for awards.

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The Heal Association

Past Award Recipients

Nicole Gutman

2018 Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award

CancerEd

2018 Bridge Award

Sarah Smith

2017 Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award

Anthony Gallonio

2017 Bridge Award

Debra Giugliano

2016 Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award

Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation

2016 Bridge Award

Patty Kerrigan

2015 Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award

C17 Guidelines Committee

2015 Bridge Award

Cara Giannillo

2014 Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award

Sherwood Best

2014 Bridge Award

Deborah Van Slyke

2013 Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award

Nancy "Nan" Songer

2012 Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award