The Alex B. Shipley, M.D. award is presented to an employee of a regional or local health department who has made outstanding contributions in the field of public health over a period of several years. The 2018 winner of the award is Janet Ridley, Regional Director for East Tennessee pictured here at the TPHA Annual Conference in September with Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health and Susan Porter, 2017-18 TPHA President.

Past Award Recipients

1986     Dr. C. D. Huffman, Mid-Cumberland Regional Office

1987     Dr. Robert Q. Ingraham, Southwest Regional Office

1987     Doris G. Spain, Mid-Cumberland Regional Office

1988     Jean Bickel, Cannon County Health Department

1989     Anthony W. Harden, Southwest Regional Office

1990     Hugh A. Barnes, Memphis-Shelby County Health Department

1991     Patricia Harden, West Tennessee Regional Office

1993     Martha Barber, West Tennessee Regional Office

1994     Dr. Charles Chapman, First Tennessee Regional Office

1995     Bill H. Ray, Sullivan County Health Department

1996     Eloise E. C. Waters, Bradley County Health Department

1997     Sammie Walker, West Tennessee Regional Office

1998     Carla Coley, Benton, Carroll, & Henry County Health Departments

1999     Sam Rose, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

2000     Betty Thompson, Metro Davidson County Health Department

2001     Barbara Medlin, Jackson-Madison County Health Department

2002     Carole A. Martin, East Tennessee Regional Office

2003     Richard Swiggart, West Tennessee Assessment and Planning

2004     Suellen Joyner, South Central Regional Office

2005     Marilyn Wortman, Dyer County Health Department

2006     Marilyn Barnes, Lake, Dyer, Crockett, & Obion County Health Departments

2007     Sandy Halford, East Tennessee Regional Office

2008     Cathy Maxwell, Giles County Health Department

2009     Dr. Lori Macdonald, Mid-Cumberland Regional Office

2010     Margaret Hamilton, South Central Regional Office

2011     Debbie Johnson, Upper Cumberland Regional Office

2012     Tim Carson, Washington County Health Department

2013     Sherrie Montgomery, East Tennessee Region

2014     Dr. John Cummings, West Tennessee Region

2015     Danni Lambert, East Tennessee Region

2016     Dr. Shavetta Conner, Regional Medical Director, West Tennessee

2017     Jana Chambers, County Director, Cocke & Sevier Cos Health Departments