Jim Long Individual Excellence

Betty Long Prevention Partners award

In memory of former board member and prevention champion Jim Long, we give this award to recognize an individual whose exemplary leadership has made a significant impact on prevention.

2014 Honoree: Betty Long
Betty Long is a vice president of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. She has spearheaded the WorkHealthy Virginia alliance, recruiting members and generating enthusiasm for prevention best practices.

Former Honorees:

2013
Miles Atkins, Mayor of Mooresville, NC, catalyst for Rowan Prevention Academy

2012
Paula Hudson Hildebrand, NC Department of Public Instruction

2011
Ruth Barlow, Office of State Personnel

2010
Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN

2009

2008
Mary Smith
Chuck Frock
Lifetime Achievement, in memoriam: Janet Reaves

2007
Jean Bunch, Chowan Hospital

2006
Nicole Henigin, Rockingham County Schools
Mary and Danny Pittman, Mr. P’s Skateworld, Lumberton

2005
Dr. James B. Cowan

2004
Lynette Rivenbark Tolson, American Heart Association

2003
Janice Lebeuf Sommers, Director, NC Healthy Weight Initiative
John F. Murphy, III, Child Nutrition Services, NC Department of Public Instruction

2002
Bob Parker, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

2001
Gary Minor, Jacksonville

2000
Peg O’Connell, Long Leaf Pine Award

1998
The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr., Governor
The Honorable Jim Long, Commissioner of Insurance