Awards

NAEMSP Awards

Click here for the 2020 Award Winners Press Release.

The following awards are presented annually at the NAEMSP Annual Meeting in January.  Click here to review the criteria and submit a nomination.
  • Ronald D. Stewart Award – This annual award is presented to person who has made a lasting, major contribution to the national EMS community. 
  • Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award- This award is presented to an active or past member of NAEMSP who has provided significant leadership to the association and is named after the late Keith Neely, the first non-physician member to serve on the NAEMSP Board of Directors.
  • Friends of EMS Award - The Friends of EMS award is presented to an individual or organization that has been an advocate in furthering NAEMSP’s mission through influencing or implementing national public policy. 

History of Award Winners

President's Award Winners 
Alex Isakov -- 2020
Michael Redlener -- 2019
Scott Bourn -- 2019
John Gallagher -- 2019
Michael Guttenburg (posthumously) -- 2018
Salvatore Silvestri (posthumously) -- 2018
Hawnwan Phil Moy -- 2017
J. Joelle Donofrio -- 2017
John Lyng -- 2017
Brian Clemency -- 2017
Jose Cabanas --2016
Darren Walter -- 2016
Julie Houle -- 2016
 
Ronald D. Stewart Award Winners 
Lynn White -- 2020
R.J. Frascone -- 2019
Baxter Larmon -- 2018
Robert A. Swor -- 2017
Drew Dawson -- 2016
Justin Maloney -- 2016
Robert O'Connor, MD -- 2015
Norman M. Dinerman, MD -- 2014
Jeff Clawson, MD -- 2013
William Brown, RN, NREMT-P -- 2012
Debra Perina, MD -- 2011
Daniel Spaite, MD -- 2010
William W. Jermyn, DO -- 2009
Roger White, MD -- 2008
Edward J. Cain, MD -- 2007
Mickey Eisenberg, MD -- 2006
Dan Storer -- 2005
James O. Page, JD -- 2004
Jon Krohmer, MD -- 2003
Michael Copass, MD -- 2002
Leonard Cobb -- 2002
Norm McSwain, MD-- 2001
John Campbell, MD -- 2001
Bob Bailey -- 2000
Eugene Nagel, MD -- 1998
Ricardo Martinez, MD -- 1997
Nicholas Benson, MD -- 1996
John Chew -- 1995
National Association of State EMS Directors -- 1994
Paul Paris, MD -- 1993
Stan Zydlow, MD -- 1992
National EMS Medical Directors Course Faculty -- 1991
Paul Pepe, MD -- 1990
Marvin Birnbaum, MD -- 1989
Senator Alan Cranston -- 1988
Leonard A. Cobb, MD -- 1987
 
Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award Winners
Sandy Bogucki -- 2020
Hideharu Tanaka -- 2019
Susan McHenry -- 2018
Thomas Judge, MS, EMT-P -- 2017 
 Alex Isakov, MD -- 2016
Marcus Ong, MD, MPH and Sang Do Shin, MD -- 2015
Michael Levy, MD -- 2014
E. Brooke Lerner, PhD -- 2013
James Menegazzi, PhD -- 2012
Brian Schwartz, MD -- 2011
Robert E. O’Connor, MD, MPH -- 2009
Beth Adams, MA, RN, NREMT-P -- 2008
Julette Saussy, MD -- 2007
David Persse, MD-- 2007
Lawrence Brown, EMT-P -- 2006
Raymond Fowler, MD -- 2005
Richard Hunt, MD -- 2004
Robert A. Swor, DO -- 2002

Keith Neely -- 2001 -- this award was originally called the NAEMSP Outstanding Contribution Award -- the name changed in 2002 honoring Keith after his death.
 
Friends of EMS Award Winners
Rick Murray -- 2020
Ritu Sahni -- 2019
Robert Wagoner -- 2018
Honorable Richard Hudson, US House of Representatives (NC) -- 2017
Honorable Bill Cassidy, US Senate (LA) -- 2017 
NAEMT -- 2016
Bryan McNally, CARES -- 2015
Physio-Control -- 2014
Kevin McGinnis, NASEMSO -- 2013
Richard Hunt, MD -Centers for Disease Control -- 2012
Gary Freeman - ZOLL -- 2011
William Ball - GM OnStar -- 2010
Susan McHenry, MS – NHTSA -- 2009
Dan Kavanaugh, MSW - EMSC -- 2008
Richard H. Carmona, MD -- 2007
The Laerdal Family -- 2005
Jeff Runge -- 2004
Drew Dawson - NHTSA -- 2003
Jeff Michael, PhD - NHTSA -- 2002
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby -- 2001

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