AHHC HOME Awards

Each year at the AHHC Annual Convention and Expo, home care & hospice heroes are recognized for the remarkable work they do each day. 

2017 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(left to right)
Caregiver of the Year: Janice Thompson, Health & Home Services
Volunteer of the Year: Doug Wahl, Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Mairo Bori, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Physician of the Year: Dr. Laura Patel, Transitions LifeCare
Nurse Aide of the Year: Nikki Granere, Four Seasons Compassion for Life 
Leslie Carswell Leader of the Year: Michael Bolewitz, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
Agency Support Personnel of the Year: Carolyn Colsher, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Paraprofessional of the Year: Pamra Blackwell, Interim Healthcare
Administrative Support Person of the Year: Lindsey Bradsher, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Tim Rogers, AHHC President and CEO


2016 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(Clockwise from Top Left)
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Christopher Troy Meade, DPT, Advanced Home Care
Leslie Carswell Leader of the Year: Lee Dobson, MPA, CPHQ, BAYADA Home Health Care
Physician of the Year: Steve A. Daub, M.D., AAFP, nominated by Hearthside Home Care
Paraprofessional of the Year: Lisa Barriger, LPN, Interim Healthcare
Caregiver of the Year: Joy Boutin, nominated by 3HC
Tim Rogers, President and CEO, AHHC
Ellen B. Winston Award Winner: Debra J. Harris, Wilson County Home Health Agency
Agency Support Person of the Year: Louise Goldstein, RN, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Nurse Aide of the Year: Melinda McKinnon, CNA, BAYADA Home Health Care
Administrative Support Person of the Year: 
Jennifer Gruber, Healthy@Home


2015 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(Clockwise from Top Left)
Physician of the Year: Claire Hicks, MD, Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Paraprofessional of the Year: Sandra Davis, 3HC
Agency Support Person of the Year: Wanda Smiley, 3HC
Leslie Carswell Leadership Award: Jacqueline Holland, RN, PSA Healthcare
Dr. Ellen B. Winston Award Winner: Devin Griffith, MPH, MSW, Advanced Home Care (formerly Randolph Hospital)
Administrative Support Person of the Year: Crystal Bowen, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Wendy Chavez, RN, MSN, Health & Home Services
Nurse Aide of the Year: Trehonor Law, AssistedCare, Inc.
Volunteer of the Year: Terry Doyle, 3HC

2014 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(Clockwise from Top Left)
Physician of the Year: Christine Petzing, M.D., F.P., C.A.Q., Dare Home Health & Dare Hospice
Volunteer of the Year: Deborah Fowler, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Paraprofessional of the Year: Susan Wheeler, PTA, Gentiva Home Health
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Jennifer Boggs, MSN, RN, COS-C, Carolinas Healthcare System
Nurse Aide of the Year: Shonda Leigh
Administrative Support Person of the Year: Jillian Daye, Well Care Home Care
Caregiver of the Year: Bonnie Burney, nominated by Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center
Agency Support Person of the Year: Chris Scott, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center
Leslie Carswell Leadership Award: Pamela Cowin, MSN, RN, Vidant Home Health and Hospice