Doris Spain, Executive Director, has announced her retirement. In honor of her years of service and significant contributions to TPHA, the Board unanimously and without discussion voted to rename the Distinguished Service Award “The Doris Spain Award for Distinguished Service.”  The surprise presentation was made at the Awards luncheon.


The first  winner of the Doris Spain Award for Distinguished Service is  Paula Masters. Paula has been an active member of TPHA for 12 years, serving as President for the 2013-14 year. She has also served as Chair of the Public Policy Committee, Fun and Fitness Committee, and Scholarship Committee and has been a member of numerous other committees. The Public Health Training Center, of which she serves as director, has provided numerous educational opportunities for countless members of the public health workforce.

Paula was also the leader in the development of the TPHA Strategic Plan which was approved in 2015. Congratulations to Paula on a well-deserved award!