Programs Alliance Members ALABAMA Alabama Performance Excellence Program Award Program Member 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 35405 Phone: 205-799-7917 Fax: None Website Link ALASKA see entry under Washington ARKANSAS Governor’s Quality Award State Award Program Member Contact: Sue Weatter Executive Director Phone: 501-372-2222 Email Sue Weatter Board Chair: Myla Petree Baldor Phone: 479-784-5359 Email Myla Petree Organization: Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE) 1200 West Capitol Street Little Rock, AR 72201 Phone: 501-372-2222 Fax: 501-372-2722 Website Link ARIZONA NEVADA UTAH Performance Excellence Program Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Karen L. Shepard Executive Director Phone: 480-874-5815 Email Karen Shepard Board Chair: Carl F. Herring, III Raytheon Missile Systems Phone: 520-794-3968 Email Carl Herring Organization: Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) 3961 E. Chandler Boulevard Suite 111-334 Phoenix, AZ 85048-0303 Phone: 480-874-5815 Fax: 602-343-8330 Email SWAE Website Link CALIFORNIA California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) State Award Program Member Contact: Megan O’Keefe Director of Operations Phone: 858-486-0400 Email Megan O’Keefe Board Chair: Denise Shields Shields Resource Group Phone: 949-533-0912 Email Denise Shields Organization: California Council for Excellence (CCE) 655 South Main Street Suite 200 #364 Orange, CA 92868 Phone: 858-486-0400 Fax: 760-317-1877 Email CCE Website Link COLORADO MONTANA WYOMING NEBRASKA RMPEx Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Heidi Heltzel Executive Director Jim Walker Managing Director Phone: 303-475-0127 Email Heidi Heltzel Phone: 303-893-2739 Email Jim Walker Board Chair: Douglas Gilbert Board Chair Phone: 720-900-1312 Email Douglas Gilbert Organization: Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) P.O. Box 17545 4200 Jackson Street Denver, CO 80216 Fax: none Email Program Website Link CONNECTICUT see entry under Massachusetts DELAWARE see entry under Pennsylvania FLORIDA Governor’s Sterling Award & Georgia Oglethorpe Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Lisa Mayrose Executive Director (incoming) Gayle Thompson Operations Coordinator Email Lisa Mayrose Phone: 850-922-5316 Email Gayle Thompson Board Chair: John Pieno Florida Sterling Council Phone: 850-922-5316 Email John Pieno Organization: Southeast Partnership for Business Excellence Florida Sterling Council, Inc. (FSC) P.O. Box 13907 Tallahassee, FL 32317-3907 Phone: 850-922-5316 Fax: 850-488-7579 Website Link GEORGIA Georgia Oglethorpe Award Process see entry under Florida HAWAII AMERICAN SAMOA GUAM NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Hawaii Award of Excellence (HAE) Multi-State and Pacific Islands Regional Award Program Member 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 96789 Fax: 808-623-6978 Website Link IDAHO see entry under Washington ILLINOIS ILPEx Awards for Excellence State Award Program Member Contact: Ben Krupowicz President, ILPEx Phone: 630-536-7062 Email Ben Krupowicz Organization: Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) Phone: 888-806-4632 Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) 1501 W. Bradley Avenue 427 Jobst Hall Peoria, IL 61625 Fax: 309-677-3289 Email ILPEx Website Link INDIANA see entry under Ohio IOWA Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Program (IRPE) State Award Program Member Contact: Gary Nesteby Executive Director Phone: 319-398-7101 Email Gary Nesteby Organization: The Iowa Quality Center (IQC) 1055 Longfellow Drive Suite B Hiawatha, IA 52233 Fax: 319-398-5698 Email IQC Website Link KANSAS see entry under Missouri KENTUCKY The KYCPE Award Program State Award Program Member Contact: Dean Bondhus Executive Director – Interim Phone: 502-608-2061 Email Dean Bondhus Board Chair: Dean Bondhus President Phone: 502-608-2061 Email Dean Bondhus Organization: Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence (KYCPE) 710 East Main Street Lexington, KY 40502 Fax: None Email KYCPE Website Link LOUISIANA The Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA) State Award Program Member 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 70804-9185 Phone: None Fax: None Website Link MAINE see entry under New Hampshire MARYLAND Maryland Performance Excellence Awards (MPEA) State Award Program Member Contact: vacant Executive Director Board Chair: LaWanda Burwell President Phone: 410-294-2056 Email LaWanda Burwell Organization: Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc. (MPEF) 5 Cotswold Court Owings Mills, MD 21117 Phone: 410-294-2056 Fax: None Website Link MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK CONNECTICUT RHODE ISLAND Massachusetts Performance Excellence Award New York Performance Excellence Award Connecticut Performance Excellence Award Rhode Island Performance Excellence Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Bill Self Executive Director Phone: 585-370-1038 Email Bill Self Board Chair: Jennifer Sessler Chair Phone: 315-568-3270 Email Jennifer Sessler Organization: Partners in Performance Excellence (PiPEx) c/o Bill Self P.O. Box 22 New Milford, CT 06776-9998 Phone: 781-801-6893 Fax: None Email PiPEx Website Link MICHIGAN Michigan Performance Excellence Award State Award Program Member Contact: Geri Markley Executive Director Phone: 231-622-5530 Email Geri Markley Organization: Michigan Performance Excellence (MIPEx) 11477 SW Torch Lake Drive Rapid City, MI 49767-9610 Fax: 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 Program Member Contact: Brian Lassiter President Phone: 612-868-3519 Email Brian Lassiter Board Chair: Dave Brucks Entergris Phone: 612-803-3699 Email Dave Brucks Organization: Performance Excellence Network (PEN) P.O Box 131085 St. Paul, MN 55113 Phone: 612-462-3577 Fax: 877-898-5060 Email PEN Website Link MISSISSIPPI NONE no In-State Award Program Supported by Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee programs Mississippi organizations and individuals should contact these programs MISSOURI KANSAS Missouri Quality Award (MQA) Kansas Quality Award (KQA) Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Sherry Marshall CEO Christi Johnson Director of Administration Phone: 573-356-7127 Email Sherry Marshall Email Christi Johnson Board Chair: Rick Royer Primaris Phone: 573-817-8300 Email Rick Royer Organization: Midwest Excellence Institute (MEI) 200 N. Keene Street Suite 101 Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-817-8310 Fax: 877-788-5679 Email MEI MEI Website Link MONTANA see entry under Colorado NEBRASKA see entry under Colorado NEVADA see entry under Arizona NEW HAMPSHIRE MAINE VERMONT New Hampshire Performance Excellence Award Program Maine Performance Excellence Award Program Vermont Performance Excellence Award Program Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Anne Warner Executive Director Phone: 603-321-1046 Email Anne Warner Board Chair: Tom Raffio Northeast Delta Dental Phone: 603-223-1000 Email Tom Raffio Organization: Granite State Quality Council (GSQC) Northern New England Alliance for Excellence (NNEAE) P.O. Box 29 Manchester, NH 03105-0029 Fax: None Website Link NEW JERSEY see entry under Pennsylvania NEW MEXICO New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Program (NMPEA) State Award Program Member Contact: Jeff Weinrach CEO Nancee Whittington President Phone: 505-944-2003 Email Jeff Weinrach Phone: 505-944-2006 Email Nancee Whittington Board Chair: Alan Varela Wolf & Fox, P.C. Phone: 505-610-3151 Email Alan Varela Organization: Quality New Mexico (QNM) P.O. Box 25005 Albuquerque, NM 87125 Phone: 505-944-2001 Fax: 505-944-2002 Website Link NEW YORK see entry under Massachusetts NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Awards for Excellence State Award Program Member Contact: Mary Tillery Program Leader Phone: 919-515-5430 Email Mary Tillery 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 Program Member Contact: Margot Hoffman President/CEO Phone: 614-425-7157 Email Margot Hoffman Board Chair: Paul Worstell Retired President, PRO TEC Coating Company Phone: 419-348-5555 Email Paul Worstell Organization: The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) 829 Bethel Road #212 Columbus, OH 43214 Phone: 614-425-7157 Fax: 614-515-4771 Website Link OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Quality Awards (OQA) State Award Program Member Contact: Cary Hill Executive Director Phone: 918-607-5174 Email Cary Hill Board Chair: Tammy Strobel Tri County Technology Center Phone: 918-331-3333 Email Tammie Strobel Organization: Oklahoma Quality Award Foundation, Inc (OQF) 8210 South 72nd East Avenue Tulsa, OK 74133 Phone: 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: Meg McGoldrick Abington – Jefferson Health Phone: 215-481-2007 Email Meg McGoldrick 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: Kathryn S. Rawls President & CEO Sue Alexander Manager, Administration Phone: 615-889-8323 Email Katie Rawls Email Sue Alexander Board Chair: Rodney Woods Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee Phone: 423-535-1528 Email Rodney Woods Organization: Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) 2525 Perimeter Place Drive Suite 122 Nashville, TN 37214-3773 Phone: 800-453-6474 Fax: 615-889-8325 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 (MQPC) MSQPC – The Quality Center 22 N. Front Street Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38103 Fax: 901-543-3510 Website Link TEXAS PUERTO RICO Texas Award for Performance Excellence 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 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia Senate Productivity Award and Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Marcia Harrington Executive Director Phone: 540-312-5393 Email Marcia Harrington Board Chair: Eric K. Fletcher Chair Phone: 540-741-0660 Email Eric Fletcher Email Eric Fletcher Organization: U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award (SPQA) P.O. Box 1254 Yorktown, VA 23692 Fax: None Website Link WASHINGTON IDAHO OREGON ALASKA Washington State Quality Award Peformance Excellence Northwest Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Deborah Ameen Executive Director Phone: 253-277-1142 Email Deborah Ameen Board Chair: Bruce Requa Revel Consulting Phone: 206-399-1476 Email Bruce Requa Organization: Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) P.O. Box 5941 Kent, WA 98064-5941 Fax: None Website LinkEmail PENW WEST VIRGINIA see entry under Ohio WISCONSIN Wisconsin Forward Award (WFA) State Award Program Member Contact: Liz Menzer Executive Director Phone: 608-663-5300 Email Liz Menzer Board Chair: Kathleen Roach Special Olympics Wisconsin Phone: 608-442-5680 Email Organization: Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence (WCPE) 2909 Landmark Place Suite 110 Madison, WI 53713 Fax: 608-274-5008 Website 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 ISLANDS NONE no in-State Award Program Virgin Islands organizations and individuals should email this Link for support UNITED STATES AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award National Award Program for all AHCA/NCAL members Member Contact: Tim Case Program Administrator Courtney Bishnoi Senior Director, Quality Phone: 541-944-5994 Email Tim Case Phone: 202-898-2857 EMail Courtney Bishnoi Board Chair: Alana Wolfe Sunrise Senior Living Phone: None Email Alana Wolfe 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 Please click here to contact the Alliance to update the information above.