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Coordinator Award

Criteria for the CHSS Data Center Coordinator Award

The CHSS Data Center Coordinator award originated from feedback the Data Center received in 2015 about finding ways to recognize the hard work of our coordinators. This award is to celebrate the outstanding achievement and emerging talent we see with our coordinators. The CHSS Data Center staffs meet in late August to discuss potential award recipients for October’s CHSS Annual meeting. We nominate candidates in the categories of New Coordinator and Experienced Coordinator using the following criteria:

If anyone has any questions about the process, please contact Linda Lambert ( or Sunita O’Shea (

CHSS Data Center Coordinator Award Winners

Taylor Merritt, Washington University in St. Louis
Violet Carey, Norton Children’s Hospital

New Coordinator: Jennifer Nelson, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Experienced Coordinator: Diane Hersey, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

New Coordinator: Casey Rieck
Experienced Coordinator: Mark Lo Galbo

New Coordinator: Diana Connelly
Experienced Coordinator: Connie L. Dagon
Special Recognition – Susan McIntyre

New Coordinator: Margaret Graupe
Experienced Coordinator: Igor Bondarenko
Special Recognition – Linda Lambert