Marie-Louise Ansak Award

The Marie-Louise Ansak Award was created in 1999 as a tribute to the founder of PACE and was designed to recognize a PACE or pre-PACE program employee who has worked to improve the quality of life of one or more frail older persons during the past year. This award is presented during the Leadership and Awards Luncheon of the NPA Annual Conference.

The criteria for nominees are as follows:

  • be a direct service employee who in the past year has worked to improve the quality of life of one or more frail older persons;
  • demonstrate unselfishness, originality, innovation and creativity;
  • make a difference in the life of one or more PACE participants; and
  • epitomize the concept of a team player.

The nomination form for the 2017 Marie-Louise Ansak Award is now available. (The form may need to be opened in Adobe Acrobat in order to complete it.)

List of recipients.

Judy Baskins Volunteer Leadership Award

The Judy Baskins Volunteer Leadership Award was created to recognize a current or past board, committee or task force member or other volunteer leader for significant contributions to NPA. Much of our success as an association is due to the commitment, passion and inspiration of our volunteer leaders. This award is presented during the Leadership and Awards Luncheon of the NPA Annual Conference.

The criteria for nominees are as follows:

  • provide outstanding leadership to NPA through participation as a board, committee or task force member or in another leadership capacity;
  • demonstrate commitment to furthering the growth of NPA and PACE;
  • effect positive change in the association; and
  • advocate on behalf of PACE participants.

The nomination form for the 2017 Judy Baskins Volunteer Leadership Award is now available. (The form may need to be opened in Adobe Acrobat in order to complete it.)

List of recipients.

Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award

The Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award was created by the Nursing Consortium to recognize a PACE nurse who provides and promotes the highest quality nursing care for PACE participants. This award is presented during the Nursing Symposium at the NPA Annual Conference.

The criteria for nominees are as follows:

  • embrace and promote the ideals of PACE, including person-centered care, empowerment of participants and families, and support for the interdisciplinary team process;
  • enthusiastically promote the role of the nurse on the PACE interdisciplinary team; and
  • contribute significantly to PACE by developing, promoting, and ensuring quality, evidence-based nursing services.

The nomination form for the 2017 Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award is now available. (The form may need to be opened in Adobe Acrobat in order to complete it.)

List of recipients.

PACE Special Recognition Award

Robert Edmondson, outgoing CEO of On Lok Lifeways, in San Francisco, CA, received this award at the 2016 NPA Spring Policy Forum.

PACE Lifetime Achievement Award

The PACE Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize policy-makers who have demonstrated an unwavering and sustained commitment to improving the lives of seniors through the PACE program. The award recognizes the central role the person has played in the development and ongoing success of the PACE program. Congressman Peter Stark (D-CA) received this award in 2013.

NPA Public Service Award

The Public Service Award was created to recognize public or elected officials from federal, state or local governments. The award is presented at the NPA Spring Policy Forum.

The criteria for nominees are as follows:

  • demonstrate commitment to PACE and the individuals it serves;
  • advocate for the growth and expansion of PACE; and
  • provide leadership on behalf of NPA and its members.

List of recipients.

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