The CSAOHN Officers and Board of Directors wish to encourage those in the profession to advance, those in allied fields to consider and the next generation of nurses to enter into Occupational Health Nursing.


We seek to inspire both the experienced and novice to enrich their careers, to advance the profession by pursuing excellence in practice, collaboration, education or research; and to strive to create, improve or manage programs for their peers, workforce populations and community.


CSAOHN takes pride in recognizing the dedicated work of Occupational Health Nurses that have provided outstanding leadership or service and have contributed to the profession of Occupational Health.


Nominate yourself or a colleague for OHN Leadership or Service, today.

Send completed application, candidate statement and nomination letter to:


Due Date:  October 12, 2017

Note:  Incomplete submissions will be accepted for consideration. You must be a CSAOHN member to be an award recipient.


·        Medique Unique Leadership


·        CSAOHN Service Award


Awards are presented at the CSAOHN business meeting in November

Here is a link to the Award descriptions and the Application form for 2017

Margie Matsui, CSAOHN Awards' Chair

download Word version

Completed Application process, as described on the award description, along with the form should be

Emailed to:    Due date:  October 12, 2017



2016 Award winners:


Medique Leadership Award:  Leslie Thompson, MSN, RN, COHN-S


Moore Excellence Award:  Salena Quan, MS, NP-C, COHN-S



2015 Award winners:


Medique:  Susan Hazy, RN, FNP, MSN, COHN-S, CM


Moore:  Stephanie Phelps, PhD, MS, RN, NP-C



2014 Award winners:


Moore Excellence Award:  Dawn Salpaka Stone, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, COHN-S


Medique Leadership Award:  Katherine Lind Evelyn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, COHN-S



2013 Award winners:


Moore Excellence Award: Joan Rigdon, F.N.P-c, M.N.


Medique Leadership Award:    Connie Conover, R.N., B.S., C.C.M.




2012 Award winners:


Moore Excellence Award: Bev Nuchols


Medique Leadership Award:  Susan Harada




2011 Award winners:


Pamela Denneberg received Medique Leadership Award


2010 Award winners:


Gail A. King,  RN received Medique Leadership Award


Pamela Denneberg received the Moore Excellence Award



2009 Award winners:


Medique Leadership Award


Julie Rochefort, RN, MSN, NP-C


Edwards Dave Mathews Scholarship Award

Catherine Ayers, RN, BSN, COHN-S, CCM


This award recipients were honored at the annual business meeting held in Sacramento, CA on October 16, 2009.

 California State Association of Occupational Health Nurses