Program Members

Alliance Members

ALABAMAAlabama Performance Excellence Program
Award ProgramMember
Contact:Linda Vincent Executive Director
Mickey Trimm UAB Coordinator
Phone: 205-799-7917
Email Linda Vincent
Phone: 205-996-2726
Email Mickey Trimm
Board Chair:Charlie Blass
Teledyne Brown Engineering (retired)
Phone:  256-508-8311
Email Charlie Blass
Organization:Alabama Performance Excellence Program (ALPEx) 1285 Misty Lane Tuscaloosa, AL 35405Phone: 205-799-7917

Website Link

ALASKA
see entry under Washington
ARKANSASGovernor’s Quality Award
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Carol Mugerditchian , Interim ContactPhone: 501-210-4211
Email Carol Mugerditchian
Board Chair:Myla Petree BaldorPhone:  479-784-5359
Email Myla Petree
Organization:Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE)  1200 West Capitol Street Little Rock, AR 72201Phone: 501-372-2222
Fax: 501-372-2722
Website Link
ARIZONA/

NEVADA/UTAH

Performance Excellence Program
Multi-State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Karen L. Shepard StaffPhone: 480-874-5815
Email Karen Shepard
Board Chair:Tyson Heath  Western Governors University, UTPhone: 801-924-4611

Email Tyson Heath

Organization:Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) 3961 E. Chandler Boulevard Suite 111-334 Phoenix, AZ 85048-0303Phone: 480-874-5815
Email SWAE
Website Link
CALIFORNIACalifornia Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE)
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Lindsey Cunningham Director of OperationsPhone:  858-486-0400
Email Lindsey Cunningham
Board Chair:Denise Shields Shields Resource GroupPhone:  949-533-0912
Email Denise Shields
Organization:California Council for Excellence (CCE)         17595 Harvard Ste C #150 Irvine, CA 92614Phone:  858-486-0400
Email CCE
Website Link
COLORADO/MONTANA/ WYOMING/NEBRASKARocky Mountain Performance Excellence Award
Multi-State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Mike Gratz  Executive Director

 

Sally McCance Program Manager

Phone: 612-845-6132

Email Mike Gratz

 

Phone: 720-515-2581
Email Admin

Board Chair:Steve Schmidle Board ChairPhone: 720-515-2581
Email Steve Schmidle
Organization:Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx)  P.O. Box 4263, Greenwood Village, CO 80155Fax: none
Email Program
Website Link
CONNECTICUT
see entry under Massachusetts
DELAWARE
see entry under Pennsylvania
FLORIDA/GEORGIAGovernor’s Sterling Award & Georgia Oglethorpe Award
Multi-State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Dione Geiger President
Gayle Thompson Operations Coordinator
Email Dione Geiger
Phone:  850-922-5316
Email Gayle Thompson
Board Chair:Debra Shultz Florida Sterling Council, Inc.Phone:  850-922-5316
Organization:Southeastern Partnership for Business Excellence (SEPBEx)

Florida Sterling Council, Inc. (FSC) P.O. Box 13907 Tallahassee, FL 32317-3907

Phone:  850-922-5316
Fax: 850-488-7579
Website Link
GEORGIAGeorgia Oglethorpe Award Process
see entry under Florida
HAWAII/AMERICAN SAMOA/ GUAM/NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDSHawaii Award of Excellence (HAE)
Multi-State and Pacific Islands Regional Award ProgramMember
Contact:Glenn Hamamura HAE Contact
Frank Appel HAE Contact
Phone: 808-781-5875
Email Glenn Hamamura
Phone: 808-224-8559
Email Frank Appel
Organization:American Society for Quality (ASQ) Hawaii Section 95-1098 Leolani Street Mililani, HI 96789Fax: 808-623-6978
Website Link
IDAHO
see entry under Washington
ILLINOISIMEC Excellence Recognition Program
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Holly Bender Manager, IMEC Excellence Recognition ProgramPhone: 309-235-5204
Email Holly Bender
Organization:Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)Phone:  888-806-4632
IMEC Excellence Recognition Program 1501 W. Bradley Avenue Peoria, IL 61625Fax:  309-677-3289
Email ILPEx
Website Link
INDIANA
see entry under Ohio
IOWAIowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Program (IRPE)
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Scott Burgmeyer  Executive DirectorPhone: 319-398-7101
Email Scott Burgmeyer
Organization:The Iowa Quality Center (IQC)  1055 Longfellow Drive Suite B Hiawatha, IA 52233Fax: 319-398-5698
Email IQC
Website Link
KANSAS
see entry under Texas
KENTUCKYThe KYCPE Award Program
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Dean Bondhus Executive Director – InterimPhone: 502-608-2061
Email Dean Bondhus
Board Chair:Dean Bondhus PresidentPhone:  502-608-2061
Email Dean Bondhus
Organization:Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence (KYCPE)  710 East Main Street Lexington, KY 40502Fax:  None
Email KYCPE
Website Link
LOUISIANAThe Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA)
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Gordon Payne President
Ron Schulingkamp Vice President
Phone: 504-722-2143
Email Gordon Payne
Organization:Louisiana Quality Foundation (LQF)  c/o Louisiana Economic Development P.O. Box 94185 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185Phone:  None
Fax:  None
Website Link
MAINE
see entry under New Hampshire
MARYLANDMaryland Performance Excellence
 State Award ProgramMember
Contact:LaWanda Burwell  PresidentEmail: LaWanda Burwell
Organization:Contact Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc. (MPEF) 5 Cotswold Court Owings Mills, MD 21117

 

Phone: 410-294-2056
Website Link
MASSACHUSETTS/ NEW YORK/ CONNECTICUT/ RHODE ISLANDMassachusetts Performance Excellence Award  New York Performance Excellence Award  Connecticut Performance Excellence Award  Rhode Island Performance Excellence Award
Multi-State Award Program
Contact:Laura Kinney Board Vice-ChairPhone: 425-761-8409
Email Laura Kinney
Board Chair:

 

Organization:

Steve Cano Cambridge Health Alliance

 

Partners in Performance Excellence (PIPEX)

Phone: 617-806-8500

Email Steve Cano

Website Link

MICHIGANMichigan Performance Excellence Award
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Geri Markley  Executive DirectorPhone: 231-622-5530
Email Geri Markley
Organization:Michigan Performance Excellence (MIPEx) 11477 SW Torch Lake Drive Rapid City, MI 49767-9610Fax:  None
Email Program
Website Link
MINNESOTA/

NORTH DAKOTA/

SOUTH DAKOTA

Minnesota Performance Excellence Award

North Dakota Performance Excellence Award

South Dakota Performance Excellence Award

Multi-State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Brian Lassiter PresidentPhone: 612-868-3519
Email Brian Lassiter
Board Chair:Rachelle Schultz Winona HealthPhone: 507-454-3650
Email Rachelle Schultz
Organization:Performance Excellence Network (PEN) P.O Box 131085  St. Paul, MN 55113Phone:  612-462-3577
Email PEN 
Website Link
MISSISSIPPINONE
no In-State Award Program
Supported by Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee programsMississippi organizations and individuals should contact these programs
MISSOURI
see entry under Texas
MONTANA
see entry under Colorado
NEBRASKA
see entry under Colorado

NEVADA
see entry under Arizona
NEW HAMPSHIRE/ MAINE/VERMONTNew Hampshire Performance Excellence Award Program

Maine Performance Excellence Award Program

Vermont Performance Excellence Award Program

Multi-State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Anne Warner Executive DirectorPhone: 603-321-1046
Email Anne Warner
Board Chair:Tom Raffio Northeast Delta DentalPhone:  603-223-1000
Email Tom Raffio
Organization:ExcellenceNorth Alliance  P.O. Box 29 Manchester, NH 03105-0029Fax:  None
Website Link
NEW JERSEY
see entry under Pennsylvania
NEW MEXICONew Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Program (NMPEA)
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Gail Hammer Board Member

Alan Zevenbergen Awards Administrator
Phone: 505-359-1921
Email Gail HammerEmail Alan Zevenbergen
Board Chair:Stanley Johnson VAPhone: 505-400-3055
Email Stanley Johnson
Organization:Quality New Mexico (QNM) P.O. Box 25005  Albuquerque, NM 87125Phone:  505-944-2001
Fax: 505-944-2002
Website Link
NEW YORK
see entry under Massachusetts
NORTH CAROLINANorth Carolina Awards for Excellence
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Kevin Grayson  Program LeaderPhone: 704-751-9661
Email Kevin Grayson
Organization:North Carolina State University
Industrial Extension Service (IES)
  Campus Box 7902  Raleigh, NC 27695-7902
Phone: 919-515-5430
Fax:  None
Website Link
NORTH DAKOTA
see entry under Minnesota
OHIO/INDIANA/

WEST VIRGINIA

                           Awards for Excellence
Multi-State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Margot Hoffman President/CEOPhone: 614-425-7157
Email Margot Hoffman
Board Chair:George McAfeePhone:  419-721-1163
Email George McAfee
Organization:The Partnership for Excellence (TPE)  829 Bethel Road #212 Columbus, OH 43214Phone:  614-425-7157
Fax: 614-515-4771
Website Link
OKLAHOMAOklahoma Quality Awards (OQA)
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Tammie Strobel
Tri County Technology Center
Phone: 918-331-3238
Email Tammie Strobel
Organization:Oklahoma Quality Foundation, Inc (OQF)      6101 SE Nowata Road, Bartlesville, OK 74006Phone: 918-607-5174
Fax: none
Website Link
OREGON
see entry under Washington
PENNSYLVANIA/ DELAWARE/
NEW JERSEY
Mid-Atlantic Award for Performance Excellence (MAAPE)
Multi-State Award Program
Member
Contact:
Robert Bitner President & CEO
Phone:  717-737-6470
Email Robert Bitner
Board Chair:
Tod Kline Superintendent, Waynesboro Area School District
Phone:  717- 762-1191 x1101
Email Tod Kline
Organization:
Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) 590 Centerville Road #260 Lancaster, PA 17601
Fax:  717- 685-3226
Email MAAPE
Website Link
RHODE ISLAND
see entry under Massachusetts
SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award
State Award Program
Member
Contact:
Bridget Dewes Chairperson, Forum Steering Committee
Phone: 803-535-5793
Email Bridget Dewes
Organization:
South Carolina Quality Forum (SCQF)  c/o Clafin University 400 Magnolia Street Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 888-231-0578
Fax: 864-503-5995
Website Link
SOUTH DAKOTA
see entry under Minnesota
TENNESSEE
Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Awards Program
State Award Program
Member
Contact:
Tamera Fields Parsons President & CEOPhone: 423-794-7969
Email Tamera Fields Parsons
Board Chair:
Amy Shreve First Horizon Bank

Phone: 901-523-5010

Email Amy Shreve

Organization:
Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE)

PO Box 101310, Nashville, TN 37224

Phone: 615-532-4590
Email TNCPE
Website Link
TENNESSEE
Memphis Regional Quality Cup Award
Regional Award Program
Member
Contact:
Donald C. Fisher Executive Director/CEO
Phone: 901-543-3551
Email Donn Fisher
Organization:
Mid-South Quality-Productivity Center (MSQPC) MSQPC – The Quality Center  22 N. Front Street Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38103
Fax: 901-543-3510
Website Link
TEXAS/PUERTO RICO/ KANSAS/MISSOURI
Texas Award for Performance Excellence
Missouri Quality Award (MQA) / Kansas Quality Award (KQA)
Multi-State Award Program
Member
Contact:
Mac McGuire Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 512-656-8946
Email Mac McGuire
Organization:
Quality Texas Foundation (QTF)  201 Woodland Park Georgetown, TX 78633-2007
Fax: none
Website Link
UTAH
see entry under Arizona
VERMONT
see entry under New Hampshire
VIRGINIA and DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAU.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia and DC
Senate Productivity AwardMember
Contact:Phone:
Email 
Board Chair:Matt Smith ChairPhone:  703-228-6199
Email Matt Smith
Organization:Virginia SPQA                                                                P.O. Box 6392, Glen Allen, VA 23058Fax:  None
Website Link
WASHINGTON/IDAHO/

OREGON/ALASKA

Washington State Quality Award / Performance Excellence Northwest Award
Multi-State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Theron Post  Executive DirectorPhone: 888-912-7369
Email Theron Post
Board Chair:Joni Dixon  PeaceHealth – BellinghamPhone:  None
Email Joni Dixon
Organization:Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW)
P.O. Box 5941 Kent, WA 98064-5941
Fax:  None
Website LinkEmail PENW
WEST VIRGINIA
see entry under Ohio
WISCONSINWisconsin Forward Award (WFA)
State Award ProgramMember
Contact:Liz Menzer  Executive DirectorPhone: 608-663-5300
Email Liz Menzer
Board Chair:Cindy Mand Medical College of WisconsinPhone:  608-442-5680
Email
Organization:Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence (WCPE)  2909 Landmark Place Suite 300  Madison, WI 53713Website Link
WYOMING
see entry under Colorado
AMERICAN SAMOA
see entry under Hawai’i
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
see entry under Virginia
GUAM
see entry under Hawai’i
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
see entry under Hawai’i
PUERTO RICO
see entry under Texas
VIRGIN ISLANDSNONE
no in-State Award ProgramVirgin Islands organizations and individuals should email  this Link for support
UNITED STATESAHCA/NCAL National Quality Award
National Award Program for all AHCA/NCAL membersMember
Contact:Urvi Patel Senior Director Quality ImprovementPhone: 202-898-2858
Email Urvi Patel
Board Chair:Tammy Kelly CCR, Inc.Phone:  None
Email Tammy Kelly
Organization:American Health Care Association (AHCA)
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)
1201 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Phone:  202-898-2840
Fax:  None
Website Link

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