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ALLIANCE MEMBERS

ALABAMA Alabama Performance Excellence Program
  State 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 under construction

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
4100 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80217
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
Carol Fisher
Director, Recognition Cycle & Finance
Phone: 630-536-7062
Email Ben Krupowicz  
Phone:  630-244-8434
Email Carol Fisher
Organization: Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)  Phone:  888-806-4632
Fax: 309-677-3289

 
Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx)
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
427 Jobst Hall 
Peoria, IL 61625
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) 
P.O. Box 53445
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: 337-482-6767
Fax: 337-262-5472
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 222
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 Dr
Rapid City, MI 49676-9610

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
Granite State Quality Awards & Recognition Program
Northern New England Alliance for Excellence (NNEAE)
  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)
P.O. Box 29
Manchester, NH 03105-0029
Fax:  None
NH Website Link
VT Website Link
ME 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
Retha Shiplet
COO & Director of Programs
Phone: 505-944-2003
Email Jeff Weinrach
Phone:  505-944-2007
Email Retha Shiplet
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: 919-515-8489
Fax: 919-515-6159
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
Phone: 615-889-8323 
Email Katie Rawls  
Email Sue Alexander
Board Chair:
Jim Duensing
Caterpillar Financial Services
Phone:  614-341-1016
Email Jim Duensing
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
Email Marcia Harrington
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 Krier Bishnoi
Director, Quality & Quality Award
Phone: 541-944-5994
Email Tim Case
Phone:  202-898-2857
EMail Courtney Krier Bishnoi
Board Chair: Chris Boldt
Benedictine Health System
Phone:  202-898-2857
Email Chris Boldt
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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