The Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of those in our school-based health center community. The CASBHC Board of Directors chooses winners from nominees submitted by members of the CASBHC community.

CASBHC is thrilled to acknowledge these school health leaders.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Donna Shocks
Manager, Department of Nursing and Student Health Services at Denver Public Schools

"Donna Shocks is a leader in our focus on the whole child in DPS. In her 18 years of service to the children of Denver, she has pioneered a variety of health improvements within our schools.Our system of schoo- based health clinics has grown and improved through her guidance.  The number of nurses serving our schools continues to increase at a rate that exceeds the growth of our student population." --John Simmons

Donna Shocks and John Simmons


School-Based Health Center Champion

Randy Evetts
Director, Safe and Health Schools at Pueblo School District 60

"He has effectively integrated SBHCs with other services, including mental health, mentoring, and prevention. In doing so, he has made SBHCs a critical piece of hte whole student school experience." ---Judi Hamlin

Randy Evetts with family and Pueblo School District 60 staff


Oustanding School-Based Health Center Provider

Nancy Riordan, NP
Clinic manager at Denver Health

"Nancy had been the chair of the DH SBHC Depression Collaborative for many years and has helped this quality indicator grow and thrive. She takes on pediatric residents from Children's Hospital Colorado each month and has time and again established herself an excellent clinician-teacher." ---Sonja O'Leary

Sonja O'Leary and Nancy Riordan


Outstanding School-Based Health Center Administrator

Devra Fregin
Director of practice management at Kids First Health Care

"Since she joined our agency in 2012, Devra has made a significant contribution to the delivery of our health care services and sustainability of our programs. She hasgone above and behond to ensure that we operate at the top of our game." ---Amber Picnic

Devra Fregin (third from left) with Kids First Health Care staff


Outstanding School Health Professional

Christie Miller
Health aid at Summit Middle School

"Christie is a link between the school counselors, SBHC behavioral health and medical providers and Summit Middle School staff. She can easily tell us right aweay which teachers are not going ot be happy if we pull a student from their class for an appointment!" ---Erin Major

Christie Miller with Summit Community Care Staff


2012 Inspiration Awards Winners

2013 Inspiration Awards Winners

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