Health Leadership Award presented to Dr. Clifford and Carol Harris, RN, FNP, for Fifty Years
of Nationally Significant Smoke and Tobacco-Free Control Policy Advocacy Achievements
culminating in Smoke-Free Mesa Leadership.  Presenting are Dr. Leland Fairbanks, ACAS
President, Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director
Health Leadership Award Presented to Colleen Hallberg, CNO for Tobacco Cessation
Education Hospital Leadership
Health Leadership Award presented to Gladys Cedillos, MT.  Ms. Laurie Thomas nominated
Gladys.  Gladys is a Consistent Top Referrer for Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine):
Health Leadership Awards presented to Maricopa County Community College District
(MCCCD) Chancellor Dr. Rufus Glasper, Bianca Rodriguez, Michele Hamm and Rebecca
Henry for a Long History of Wellness Promotion activities and very significant roles in the
Tobacco-Free Campus model achievement.  
Maricopa Breathe-easy  (with helpful videos)
Health Leadership Award presented to Mary Alba Kurth,  American Lung Association of
Arizona, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Collaborative Program Director.  
Mary was recognized for Arizona Smoke-Free Living Coalition Leadership Commitment:  
AZ Smoke-Free Living
Health Leadership Award presented to North Country HealthCare, accepted by ACAS Advisor
Bernice Carver.  North Country HealthCare was recognized for their Tobacco-Free Campus
Policy at all 13 HealthCare Clinics throughout Arizona:
North Country HealthCare Goes Tobacco Free
Health Leadership Award presented to 'The American Legion, Mark A. Moore Post #3'
Flagstaff, Arizona for their Smoke-Free Veterans Policy.  Accepting is American Legion Post
#64 Ahwatukee Commander Pete Meier.  Post #64 was recognized with a Health Leadership
Award at our 2nd Health Leadership Award Ceremony on 02/26/11.
Health Leadership Award presented to Pima County Board of Supervisors, Pima County
Government for their Tobacco-Free Environment/Property Policy.  Accepting is H.R. Director
Mr.Allyn Bulzomi.  
Pima County Government 021313 Communications Release  
Health Leadership Award presented to Westminster College of Fulton, MO for their
Smoke-Free Campus Policy.  Accepting is Mesa Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh.  Dennis also
introduced our Keynote Speaker Dr. Rufus Glasper.  Westminster College will have a satellite
campus in Mesa, AZ opening in 2013.
Health Leadership Award presented to Dr. Christa Adams, Mesa Community College for her
Peervention Program Leadership.  
Mesa Community College Peervention Volunteer Program
Health Leadership Award presented to Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS) for
Tobacco-Free Campus and early Smoke-Free Hospital and Tobacco Control Leadership.  
Accepting is Dr. Suresh Anand and MCMS CEO/Executive Director Sara Presler.  
County Medical Society Moves to a Smoke-free Campus
Health Leadership Award presented to Pascua/Yaqui Guadalupe Town Leaders, Guadalupe,
AZ for being the First Community in Arizona to pass a comprehensive Smoke-free Workplace
Ordinance without exclusions and were vigorously commended for this by Americans for
NonSmokers' Rights (ANR) and National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH)
Conference Organizers/Attendees.
Health Leadership Award presented to Abrazo Health Care which includes the following
Hospitals: Arizona Heart Hospital, Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley
Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital for their Tobacco-Free Campus
and Smoke-Free Hospital and Tobacco Control Leadership.  Accepting is Laura Carr, Lead
Pathology Transcriptionist and Mike Neely, Director of Marketing.  
Abrazo Health Care
Hospitals, Clinics Now Smoke-Free
2013 Health Leadership Award Recipients Group Photo:  From left to right Leland Fairbanks, Gladys Cedillos, Colleen Hallberg, Allyn Bulzomi, Philip Carpenter,
Bianca Rodriguez, Rufus Glasper, Pete Meier, Mary Alba Kurth, Mike Neely, Carol Harris, Laura Carr, Clifford Harris, Rebecca Henry, Alex Romero, Michele Ham,
Christa Adams, Laurie Thomas, Bernice Carver, Anand, Sara Presler.
Health Leadership Award Photos: 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014
See ACAS Home Page for our next Health Leadership Awards coming in February of 2018!
Website Issues, contact                ●Organizational Issues, contact

●525 W Southern Ave., Suite #109    Mesa, AZ    85210      
●ph: 480.733.5864      ●fax: 480.733.1844
Health Leadership 2013