Health Leadership Award presented to Advanced Surgical Associates for having a Smoke-Free
Campus since 2008.  Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric Ossowski, M.D, ACAS
Trustee, and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.  Accepting is Administrator, Mary Lou Erwin.
http://www.advancedsurgery.com/index.html (Advanced Surgical Associates)
Health Leadership Award presented to Advanced Surgical Associates for having a Smoke-Free
Campus since 2008.  Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric Ossowski, M.D, ACAS
Trustee, and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.  Accepting is Administrator, Mary Lou Erwin.
http://www.advancedsurgery.com/index.html (Advanced Surgical Associates)
Health Leadership Award presented to Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Tempe for having a
Tobacco-Free Campus since 07/01/13.  Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric
Ossowski, M.D., ACAS Trustee, and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.  Accepting is Scott Stewart,
Director of Operations.  
http://www.carlisleit.com/locations/tempe-az  
Health Leadership Award presented to Brenda Serna, Program Manager, COPD Collaborative – Multi-
Unit Housing, American Lung Association in Arizona, for her commitment to the Arizona Smoke-Free
Living Project.  Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric Ossowski, M.D., ACAS Trustee,
and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.  
http://www.azsmokefreeliving.org/ (AZ Smoke-Free Living)
Health Leadership Award presented to Connie Diaz, MPH, Community Development Specialist, Arizona
Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine), for her years of commitment to the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine).  
Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric Ossowski, M.D., ACAS Trustee, and Philip
Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.  
http://www.ashline.org/ (Arizona Smokers’ Helpline)
Health Leadership Awards presented to Robin Phillips, Anneliese Hollobough and Yaneth Lobo Jacome,
for exhibiting ‘Life-Long Peervention Volunteer’ commitment for their substance abuse awareness
advocacy, dedication and service to the Mesa Community College Community.  Front Row (Left to
Right): Mesa Community College President, Shouan Pan, Ph.D., Dr. Heidi-Christa Adams, Peervention
Coordinator/Leader and previous Health Leadership Award Inductee, Robin Phillips, Anneliese
Hollobough and Yaneth Lobo Jacome.  Back Row (Left to Right): Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President,
Eric Ossowski, M.D., ACAS Trustee and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.  
http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/counseling/services-courses/peervention (Mesa Community
College Peervention Volunteer Program)
Health Leadership Award presented to Gilbert American Legion Merrill-Mitchell Post #39 (who in
addition most thankfully and very much appreciated, provided for the Color Guard at our 5th Annual
Health Leadership Award Ceremony) for their Indoor Smoking Ban Policy since 09/15/13.  Accepting is
Commander Skip Erickson.  Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric Ossowski, M.D.,
ACAS Trustee, and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.
http://www.azlegion39.org/ (American Legion
Merrill-Mitchell Post #39)
Health Leadership Award presented to Gilbert American Legion Merrill-Mitchell Post #39 (who in
addition most thankfully and very much appreciated, provided for the Color Guard at our 5th Annual
Health Leadership Award Ceremony) for their Indoor Smoking Ban Policy since 09/15/13.  Accepting is
Commander Skip Erickson.  Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric Ossowski, M.D.,
ACAS Trustee, and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director. http://www.azlegion39.org/ (American Legion
Merrill-Mitchell Post #39)
Health Leadership Award presented to CarMax Inc., for their Nation-wide Tobacco-Free
Workplace/Campus Policy (including no e-cigarettes) since March of 2013.  Accepting are General
Manager David Morris and Purchasing Manager Shawn Wesley, both of CarMax, Inc., Gilbert, AZ
Dealership.  
https://transportation.carmax.com/Main/Announcement.aspx?id=2 (CarMax, Inc.
Tobacco-Free Policy)
University of California, (UC) System wide, multiple Universities
Accepting awards are Evelyn Hoyo, UC Merced,
Mary Lou Cervania, UC Berkeley and Michele Hamilton, UCLA
The Ohio State University
accepting: Kevin Fox, President,
Young Buckeyes Alumni Association of Phoenix  
Setting Up for the 2014 Health Leadership Ceremony
5th Annual Health Leadership Awards Ceremony
Philip Carpenter helps set up the camera
Unit Housing, American Lung Association in Arizona, for her commitment to the Arizona Smoke-Free
Living Project.  Presenting are Alex Romero, ACAS Vice President, Eric Ossowski, M.D., ACAS Trustee,
and Philip Carpenter, ACAS Exec. Director.  
http://www.azsmokefreeliving.org/ (AZ Smoke-Free Living)
Left to Right.
Back Row: Alex Romero, CAPT Gene Migliaccio (Ret.), RADM Richard Rubendall (Ret.), CAPT Eric
Ossowski (Ret.), CDR Thomas Addison, CAPT Ron West.
Front Row: CAPT Leland Fairbanks (Ret.), CDR Karen Kilman, CDR Cathy Trinidad, LCDR Loretta Haven,
LT Paula Thompson.
CVS Pharmacy Supervisor, Hanh Nguyen, is recognized for their recent role-model decision to not sell
cigarettes or tobacco products, including no e-cigarettes as of October, 2014.  Their CEO, Larry Merlo
commented that "We've come to the conclusion that cigarettes have no place in a setting where health
care is being delivered".
http://info.cvscaremark.com/cvs-insights/cvs-quits (CVS/Pharmacy to stop selling Tobacco products
CVS Caremark announcement website)
Albert and Phil with their backs to the camera with ACAS
Vice-President Alex Romero in the door-way.
Secretary/Treasurer Kim Gallagher
Trustees Greg Fairbanks (facing the camera) and Eric Ossowski, M.D. talk with
Executive Director Philip Carpenter
Alex Romero, Eric Ossowski, M.D. and Philip Carpenter
Eunice and ACAS President Leland Fairbanks
Non-Smoking Artist Albert Ortiz with Mrs. and Dr. Fairbanks
Joint Commendation/Health Leadership Award presented to United States Public Health Commissioned
Officers Foundation, (accepting Rear Admiral Richard Rubendall, Indian Health Service Engineer) for their
updated "Uniforms and Appearance" policy which includes banning smoking and tobacco use by Public
Health Service Officers on active duty while in uniform, effective 1 January, 2014.  This updated policy
includes tobacco or tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigars, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes
(e-cigarettes), stem pipes, water pipes, hookahs, and smokeless products that are chewed, dipped or
snuffed. More
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Joint Commendation/Health Leadership Award presented to the Office of the US Surgeon General,
(accepting Gene Migliaccio, Dr.P.H., President of the United States Public Health Commissioned Officers
Foundation.More
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Health Leadership Award Photos: 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014
See Calender for our next Health Leadership Awards coming in Feberuary of 2015!
health leadership 2014
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