PCFSN Community Leadership Award

The President's Council Community Leadership Award is given annually to no more than 50 individuals or organizations that provide or enhance opportunities to engage in sports, physical activity, fitness, or nutrition-related programs within a community.

Know a person or organization that meets these criteria? Nominate them using the form below. Nominations will be accepted between September 30, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Nominations received after February 1 will not be considered. Nominations with incomplete information will not be accepted. Eligible nominations will be reviewed and winners determined by the President's Council members.

Winners will be announced in May and will receive a certificate and letter from the President's Council Executive Director Shellie Pfohl and Council Co-Chairs Drew Brees and Dominique Dawes. If location and time permit, a Council member may present the award to the winner at a special ceremony (arranged by the organization or person making the nomination).

Nomination Form

Nominate individuals who improve the lives of others within his/her community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, or nutrition-related programs.

2014 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Harold Abraham, Hoboken, NJ
  • Alisha Adam, Palo Alto, CA
  • Munir Bahar, Baltimore, MD
  • Steven Becker, New York, NY
  • David Bieter, Boise, ID
  • William Brown, Greenville, SC
  • Catawba County Public Health, Hickory, NC
  • Cathi Cornell, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leroy Fisher, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ben Forman, Washington, DC
  • Dwight Freeney, San Diego, CA
  • JoAnn Harrell, Warner Robins, GA
  • Rudolph Harris, Rochester, NY
  • Dana Hill, Horse Cave, KY
  • IHS Diabetes Prevention Program, Warm Springs, OR
  • Patty Jorgenson, Brookings, SD
  • Jason Karp, San Diego, CA
  • Susan Kennedy, Gulf Breeze, FL
  • Robin Kesselman, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Apryl Krakovsky, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kara Lubin, Norco, CA
  • Frank Marquez, South Florida, FL
  • Therese McGuire, Atlanta, GA
  • Melissa Merson, Arlington, VA
  • CC Minton, West Orange, NJ
  • Timothy Moore, Windsor, CT
  • Fatima Perkins, Parma, OH
  • Laura Ringo, Spartenburg, SC
  • William Saltarelli, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Dario Senftleben, Agua Dulce, CA
  • Janet Seto, La Quinta, CA
  • Hiba Shubak, Fullerton, CA
  • The SPARK Programs, San Diego, CA
  • Billy Starr, Needham, MA
  • Kelley Thompson, La Jolla, CA
  • Jeff Thummel, Tenino, WA
  • Jennifer Trilk, Greenville, SC
  • Gail Tylec, North Tonawanda, NY
  • Sandy Unger, St. Paul, MN
  • Cynthia Villarreal, Austin, TX
  • Astril Webb, Forestville, MD
  • Cyrus Weinberger, Erie, CO
  • Mary Ellen Whitney, Rensselaer, NY
  • Randall Zarnke, Fairbanks, AK

2013 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Toni Able, Greenwood, SC
  • Theresa Lou Bowick, Rochester, NY
  • Heather Carson, Starkville, MS
  • Kevin Chaves, Northport, NY
  • Karen Cohn, Greenwich, CT
  • Charles DeLucca, Miami, FL
  • Andria Fletcher, Sacramento, CA
  • Anthony Gomez, APO, AE, AL
  • Diane Hart, Albany, NY
  • Seth Hazen, Foster City, CA
  • HealthCorps, New York, NY
  • Julianne Idlet, Cambridge, MA
  • Missy Kane, Knoxville, TN
  • Gina Keatley, New York, NY
  • Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)- Greater D.C., Bethesda, MD
  • Fitz Koehler, Morning Mile, Gainesville, FL
  • Brian Laban, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Edmund Leopold, Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Kathy Lewis, Sacramento, CA
  • Judy LoBianco, Maplewood, NJ
  • Jon Lugbill, Richmond, VA
  • Memphis Grizzlies- Healthy Home Court, Memphis, TN
  • Native American Fitness Council, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Cyndi Nguyen, New Orleans, LA
  • Cindy Norquest, Anchorage, AK
  • Barb Parnell, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Craig Pinto, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Martin Quigley Jr., Coloma, MI
  • Elizabeth Reynolds Lupo, Lincoln, MA
  • Sierra Club- Inner City Outings (ICO) Volunteer Leaders, San Francisco, CA
  • Special Olympics Inc.- Healthy Athletes, Washington, D.C.
  • Kathleen Tullie, Canton, MA
  • Kimberley Stewart, Cincinnati, OH
  • John Young, Midland, NC

2012 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Erin Been, Minden, NV
  • Joetta Marie Black, Dallas, TX
  • Brenda Brosnihan, McHenry, MD
  • Patrick Carson, Bryant Pond, ME
  • Lauren Carter, Dover, NH
  • Alison Cefalu, Milwaukee, WI
  • Denny Chipollini, Fairview Village, PA
  • Sharon Cohen, New York, NY
  • Eileen D'Andrea, Aiea, HI
  • Dr.Wali Gauvin, Woodbridge, VA
  • Healthy Lives Healthy Futures Program, Kannapolis, NC
  • Nancy Heydinger, Vernon, VT
  • Tyler Hoffman, Farmington, CT
  • Bruce Hooks, Los Angeles, CA
  • Billy Joel, Aventura, FL
  • JUST RUN, Carmel, CA
  • Just Walk! Walk with a Doc Program, Westerville, OH
  • Amanda Kraus, Long Island City, NY
  • Marisa Langford, Tampa, FL
  • James Lewis, Ph.D., Kalamazoo, MI
  • Steven Lorick, Honolulu, HI
  • Karey McDowell, M.S., CTRS, Louisville, KY
  • Emily Natalie, Erie, PA
  • Mandy Nice, Winter Park, FL
  • Scott Oliveri, Greenlawn, NY
  • Norma Olvera Ph.D., Houston, TX
  • Kenny Owens, Washington, D.C.
  • Carmen Plemmons, Columbia, SC
  • Shell Ramirez, Decatur, GA
  • Sharon Rashidi, Newton, NC
  • Caroline Roffidal-Blanco, MS, RD, LD, San Antonio, TX
  • TakomaPlays, Takoma Park, MD
  • Santiago Saenz, Arlington, TX
  • Mark Salandra, Hillsborough, NJ
  • Cesar Seda, Fort Wainwright, AK
  • Kim Sherrill, Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Traci Smet, Stevens Point, WI
  • So Kids Can, Arlington, VA
  • Liza Sullivan, Wilmette, IL
  • Christine M. "Tina" Tharp, Menomonie, WI
  • United for D.C., Washington, D.C.
  • Catherine Wallace, Jacksonville, FL
  • Michelle Weinstein, San Diego, CA
  • Sue Wicks, Brooklyn, NY
  • Senator Valerie Wiener, Las Vegas, NV
  • Mary Wilson, Gross Pointe Farms, MI
  • William W. Wong, Ph.D., Houston, TX

2011 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Raymond E. Barnes, Upper Darby, PA
  • Bridget Behrmann, Fairfield, OH
  • Lou Bonnanzio, Huntington Station, NY
  • Kermit Cannon, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sue Chen, Carson, CA
  • Robert N. Cluck, M.D., Arlington, TX
  • Jim Estes, Olney, MD
  • Ed Foster-Simeon, Washington, DC
  • Girls in the Game, Chicago, IL
  • Hal Honeyman, St. Charles, IL
  • Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitation and Harvard Medical School, Wellesley, MA
  • Jung Kim, Laurel, MD
  • Antonio King, Montgomery, AL
  • Dr. Alison E. Kirby, Walla Walla, WA
  • Robyn L. Kretschy, Chicago, IL
  • Debra L. Lal, Coos Bay, OR
  • Ginny Leake, Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Christian Mayo, New York, NY
  • Kellee McQuinn, Santa Monica, CA
  • Dr. Ron Morrow, Raleigh, NC
  • Normandie Nigh, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nike N7, Beaverton, OR
  • Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Deb Pangrazi, Mesa, AZ
  • Shaun Phillips, San Diego, CA
  • Molly Quinn, Washington, DC
  • Chip Ross, Leesburg, VA
  • Debra Sanders Clark, Livingston, AL
  • Ben Schaffer, Livingston, NJ
  • Jyl Steinback, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Jake Steinfeld, Los Angeles, CA
  • Christopher Stevenson, York, SC
  • Denice Stout, Aiken, SC
  • Texercise, Austin, TX
  • Jonathan B. Walker, Eastampton, NJ
  • Jim White, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Stacey White, M.S., Seattle, WA
  • George Wilson, Paducah, KY

2010 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Sara Bergsten, Appleton, WI
  • Jeffrey Chu, Stony Brook, NY
  • Ursula Cox, Potomac Falls, VA
  • Connor Dantzler, Damascus, MD
  • Roger Dodsworth, Toledo, OH
  • Cari Draft, Spring Lake, MI
  • Thomas V. Esparza, Las Cruces, NM
  • Freiker, Boulder, CO
  • Rodrigo Gamboa, Grand Island, NE
  • Bev and Don Gardner, Lawrence, KS
  • Michelle Glick, Chicago, IL
  • Tom Kelleher, Yakima, WA
  • Nancy Kevorkian, Port Charlotte, FL
  • Learning Landscapes, Denver, CO
  • John Lewis, Jr., Atlanta, GA
  • Andrej Milic, Miami Beach, FL
  • John Molina, Long Beach, CA
  • Jessica Marie Morales, Bronx, NY
  • Playworks, Oakland, CA
  • Marilyn Price, Mill Valley, CA
  • Nettie Reeves, Charlotte, NC
  • Joseph Schmitz, Bethesda, MD
  • Stephanie Hilton Sewell, Simpsonville, SC
  • Sean Smith, Washington, DC
  • Sarah Strickland, Minneapolis, MN
  • James L. Toth, Sr., Avon Lake, OH
  • Transportation Alternatives, New York, NY
  • Chris Valdez, Tucson, AZ

2009 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Lisa Atkins, Northport, AL
  • Shamar Brown, Las Vegas, NV
  • Karen Cloutier, Gorham, NH
  • Tony Dean, Omaha, NE
  • Helen Fry, Saginaw, MI
  • Paul Greer, San Diego, CA
  • Elizabeth Hutchinson, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Judi Manfre, Vernon, CT
  • Denise Moser, Fort Washington, MD
  • Doris Oertner, Slatington, PA
  • Pemberton High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Program, Pemberton, NJ
  • Edward Phillips, Boston, MA
  • Melanie Redington, Wasilla, AK
  • Cyndy Reed, Schulenburg, TX
  • Patrick Rexroat, Williamsburg, OH
  • Mike Rohrbach, Edmonds, WA

2008 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Charleton "Charlie" Anderson- Thomasville, AL - Retired
  • Arlington County, VA – Mr. Walter Tejada, County Board Member
  • Jan Braaten – Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Public School District
  • Kriss Brooks – Oakland, CA - Options Wellness Resource Program
  • Robert J. Coomber, Jr.- Livermore, CA – Wheelchair hiker
  • Loretta Donnelly – Sussex, NJ - Internal Gardens School of Classical Taijiquan
  • Allison Flatley – Falls Church, VA - L & T Health and Fitness
  • Sally Gadola – Oak Ridge, TN - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • Paul Granda – Van Nuys, CA - StoneSoldiers
  • Lollie Guiney – Hoffman Estates, IL – Hoffman Estates Park District Board of Commissioners
  • Tom Harmon – Wayne, WV - Wayne High School
  • Kathy Iorio – Erie, PA - WellFit, Inc.
  • Dean Karnazes – San Francisco, CA - KARNOKIDS
  • Debbie Klingeisen – Reedsville, WI – Jazzercise Franchise Owner/Instructor
  • Capt. Darryl Long – Patuxent River, MD - United States Navy
  • Brenda Loube – Montgomery Village, MD- Corporate Fitness Works, Inc.
  • Brenda Murray – Charleston, SC - Fitness For All
  • Tony Novelli – Naperville, IL - Hyperfit, Inc.
  • Kat Oot-Coffey – Syracuse, NY - b.i.k.e. Syracuse
  • Dave Powell – Tucson, AZ - Tucson Metropolitan YMCA
  • Mikki Prater – Oak Ridge, TN - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • Robert Sallis, MD – Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Kaiser Permanente
  • Jim Sayih – Miami, FL - Fitness Commitment Institute
  • Cheryl Ann Silich – Carmel, IN - Ozsome Enterprises, LLC
  • Margaret Spearman – Stamford, CT - St. Cecilia School
  • Hal Williams – Tenino, WA - City University
  • Arthur & Jan Wittkamp – Hoffman Estates, IL – 50+ Senior Consortium Hoffman Estates Park District

2007 Community Leadership Awardees

  • Donald A. Bergman, MD, FACE New York, NY
  • Lee Blackwell, Moses Lake, WA
  • Andrew Bohannon, Keene, NH
  • Carlisle Academy Leadership Team, Carlisle, PA (Team members: Matthew Tuckey, Brenda Leibundgut, Sue Stake, Maggie Lattin, Debbie Thomas)
  • Craig Cooper, Salmon, ID
  • William Cooper, Oyster Bay Cove, NY
  • Jeff DeRaps, Roseville, CA
  • Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, New Orleans, LA
  • Julie Gahimer, Greenwood, IN
  • Gina Guddat, Covington, WA
  • Wally Halas, White Plains, NY
  • Constance Hengel, Kinston, NC
  • Cate Hernandez, Cumming, GA
  • Sheila Hommema, Galax, VA
  • Thomas H. Hunkele, LaGrange, GA
  • IBM Global Well-Being Services, Rochester, MN
  • Robert C. Karch, Ed.D., Washington, DC
  • Joann Kowlski, Hanson, MA
  • Sherman L. Lyons, Advance, NC
  • Doris Marks, Orland Park, IL
  • David Lee McAllister, M.A., Bronx, NY
  • Tim McCord, Titusville, PA
  • Yvonne Melton-Gyesi, Bronx, NY
  • Audra J. Meyer, College Park, GA
  • Randy O'Neill, Williamsburg, VA
  • Shellie Y. Pfohl, M.S., Durham, NC
  • Georgi Roberts, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Michael Y. Seril, Whittier, CA
  • CPT Jarrod Shingleton, US Army HQ 5th Signal Command, Mannheim Germany
  • Bill & Cindy Simon, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Philip G. Spencer, Federal Way, WA
  • LT Jason Matteo Valadao, Camarillo, CA (stationed at VAW-117 in Point Mugu, CA)
  • Ulrike Vernachio, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Jasmine' Victoria Dawn' Monique Warren, Albany, GA
  • Cathi Watson, Schaumburg, IL
  • Art Woodward, Evansville, IN
  • Leslie I. Wright, Salisbury, MD

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