Closing Luncheon & Awards Ceremony


A highlight of each year's conference, the closing luncheon features NC PACE Association's annual award winners. These awards recognize individuals whose acts reflect dedication to PACE and their area of expertise.

Recipients truly go "above and beyond" the normal expectations, and serve as an inspiration to us all! Please consider nominating a colleague or other individual. Nominations open in December.

Past Award Recipients

Congratulations, and our thanks for your contributions to PACE in North Carolina.

2019

Direct Care Award: Misty Polston-York, Carolina SeniorCare
Indirect Care Award: Jessica Thomas, PACE of the Southern Piedmont
Dr. Marsha Fretwell PACESetter Award: Linda Shaw, NC PACE Association

2018

Direct Care Award: Jacque Williams, PACE of the Triad
Indirect Care Award: Crystal Torain, Piedmont Health SeniorCare
Dr. Marsha Fretwell PACESetter Award: Brian Toomey, Piedmont Health SeniorCare
Advocate Award: Representative Josh Dobson and Representative Beverly Earle, NC Legislature

2017

Direct Care Award: Tina C. Jones, LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines
Indirect Care Award: Nedra Baldwin, PACE of the Triad
Dr. Marsha Fretwell PACESetter Award: Adria Smith, PACE of the Triad
Advocate Award: Gentiva-Charlotte

2016

Direct Care Award: Andrew Weaver, Elderhaus
Indirect Care Award: Erika Squires, LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines
Dr. Marsha Fretwell PACESetter Award: Ursula Robinson, PACE of the Triad
Advocate Award: Tim Clontz, Cone Health

2015

Direct Care Award: Dr. Jane Hollingsworth, Piedmont Health SeniorCare
Indirect Care Award: Ellen Smith, PACE of the Triad
Dr. Marsha Fretwell PACESetter Award: Marianne Ratcliffe, Piedmont Health SeniorCare

2014

PACESetter Award: Dr. Marsha Fretwell, Elderhaus (and hereafter named as the "Dr. Marsha Fretwell PACESetter Award")