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  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: Chris Weiser JV Manufacturing Phone:  479-751-7320
Email Chris Weiser
Organization: Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence  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: Jean Hammelev Sonora Quest Laboratories/ Laboratory Sciences of Arizona Phone:  602-685-5267
Email Jean Hammelev
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: Paul Brothe
Executive Director
Jim Walker Managing Director
Phone:  720-251-1500
Email Paul Brothe
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
State Award Program Member
Contact: Dione Geiger Executive Director
Lisa Mayrose Executive Director (incoming)
Gayle Thompson Operations Coordinator
Phone: 850-922-5316
Email Dione Geiger
Phone:  850-922-5316
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: Florida Sterling Council, Inc.  P.O. Box 13907 Tallahassee, FL 32317-3907 Phone:  850-922-5316
Fax: 850-488-7579
Website Link
GEORGIA Georgia Oglethorpe Award Process
State Award Program Member
Contact: Victoria Currie Taylor Executive Director Phone: 770-889-4011
Email Victoria Taylor
Organization: Georgia Oglethorpe Award Process, Inc. 148 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE  Suite 250 Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: 404-232-3808
Fax: 404-232-3771
Website Link
HAWAI’I 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
Rona Suzuki HAE Contact
Phone: 808-781-5875
Email Glenn Hamamura
Phone: 808-258-7662
Email Rona Suzuki
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: 703-216-3329
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 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 COO & Director of Programs

Phone: 505-944-2003
Email Jeff Weinrach
Phone:  505-944-2006
Email Nancee Whittington
Board Chair: Alan Varela Bishop Industries, Inc. 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 The Partnership for Excellence – Awards for Excellence Program
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  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
Board Chair:
Tony Benton Tennova
Phone:  423-341-5341
Email Tony Benton
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
Emaill 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
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 Link
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: Joe Kinsella
Pointe Precision LLC
Phone:  715-342-5100
Email Joe Kinsella
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

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