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2024 MRC Program Recognition Awardees

The MRC Recognition Awards are an opportunity to recognize and highlight amazing contributions of MRC units, volunteers, leaders, and partners over the last year. There were hundreds of nominations in 12 categories – covering both response and non-response contributions.

Thank you to all the MRC units, volunteers, leaders and partners for all that they do to make the nation healthier, safer, and more resilient.

Award Recipient Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Fitch Memorial Leadership

Sophie Miller-DeSart
State Coordinator, Oregon

Jennifer Kraft

Skyler Kodani

Outstanding State Coordinator

Jennifer Kraft

Sophie Miller-DeSart

Heather Rigney

Outstanding New Leader

Carissa Heinige
Deschutes County MRC (OR)

Jacob Dunn

Judyth Tiffany


Dr. John Call
Stress Response Team (OK)

Li-Chen Lin

Mary Schnoebelen

Outstanding MRC Preparedness and Resilience Volunteer

Jim Bollenbacher
Nassau County MRC (FL)

Netri Teref-Ta

Dr. Frances E. Montague

Outstanding MRC Responder

Thom Carney and K9 Skye,
Rhode Island Behavioral Health MRC

Julie Krause

Michael Joseph

MRC Picture of the Year

Rhode Island MRC — Bristol 4th of July Field Hospital

OKMRC – Tulsa County MRC — First Aide Out of Darkness Booth

Collin County MRC — Urgent Event Call Center Functional Drill


Rhode Island MRC

MRC of Soutwest Vermont

Marin County Public Health/Marin MRC

Community Preparedness and Resilience

Nassau County MRC (FL)

Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health MRC

Friends of SW Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

Community Response

Maricopa County Department of Public Health MRC

St. Clair County MRC

OKMRC - Tulsa County MRC

Outstanding MRC Partner Organization (or Partnership)

The School of Nursing’s African American MENtal Health and Wellness (AMEN) Program and the University of Texas at Austin MRC (TX)

Latino Health Board

Chesapeake MRC, ForKids Shelter and Healthy Chesapeake

Outstanding MRC Housing/Sponsoring Organization (or Partnership)

Public Health Seattle & King County Preparedness

Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts

Monmouth County Health Department