Program Members Alliance Members ALABAMA Alabama Performance Excellence Program Award Program Member Contact: Linda Vincent Executive Director Mickey Trimm UAB Coordinator Phone: 205-799-7917 Email Linda Vincent Phone: 205-996-2726 Email Mickey Trimm Board Chair: Charlie Blass Teledyne Brown Engineering (retired) Phone: 256-508-8311 Email Charlie Blass Organization: Alabama Performance Excellence Program (ALPEx) 1285 Misty Lane Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 Phone: 205-799-7917 Website Link ALASKA see entry under Washington ARKANSAS Governor’s Quality Award State Award Program Member Contact: Trish Villines, Director Phone: 501-210-4211 Email Trish Villines Board Chair: Vanessa Cook Phone: 479-290-4042 Email Vanessa Cook Organization: Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE) 1200 West Capitol Street Little Rock, AR 72201 Phone: 501-372-2222 Fax: 501-372-2722 Website Link ARIZONA/ NEVADA/UTAH Performance Excellence Program Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Dennis Stambaugh Phone: 480-874-5815 Email Dennis Stambaugh Board Chair: Derrick Johnson Email Derrick Johnson Organization: Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) 3961 E. Chandler Boulevard Suite 111-334 Phoenix, AZ 85048-0303 Phone: 480-874-5815 Email SWAE Website Link CALIFORNIA California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) State Award Program Member Contact: Jen Cunningham Program Manager Phone: 858-486-0400 Email Jen Cunningham Board Chair: Denise Shields Shields Resource Group Phone: 949-533-0912 Email Denise Shields Organization: California Council for Excellence (CCE) 17595 Harvard Ste C #150 Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 858-486-0400 Email CCE Website Link COLORADO/MONTANA/ WYOMING/NEBRASKA Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Mike Gratz Executive Director Sally McCance Program Manager Phone: 612-845-6132 Email Mike Gratz Phone: 720-515-2581 Email Admin Board Chair: Steve Schmidle Board Chair Phone: 720-515-2581 Email Steve Schmidle Organization: Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) P.O. Box 4263, Greenwood Village, CO 80155 Fax: none Email Program Website Link CONNECTICUT see entry under Massachusetts DELAWARE see entry under Pennsylvania FLORIDA/GEORGIA Governor’s Sterling Award & Georgia Oglethorpe Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Dione Geiger President Gayle Thompson Operations Coordinator Email Dione Geiger Phone: 850-922-5316 Email Gayle Thompson Board Chair: Debra Shultz Florida Sterling Council, Inc. Phone: 850-922-5316 Organization: Southeastern Partnership for Business Excellence (SEPBEx) Florida Sterling Council, Inc. (FSC) P.O. Box 13907 Tallahassee, FL 32317-3907 Phone: 850-922-5316 Fax: 850-488-7579 Website Link GEORGIA Georgia Oglethorpe Award Process see entry under Florida HAWAII/AMERICAN SAMOA/ GUAM/NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Hawaii Award of Excellence (HAE) Multi-State and Pacific Islands Regional Award Program Member Contact: Glenn Hamamura HAE Contact Frank Appel HAE Contact Phone: 808-781-5875 Email Glenn Hamamura Phone: 808-224-8559 Email Frank Appel Organization: American Society for Quality (ASQ) Hawaii Section 95-1098 Leolani Street Mililani, HI 96789 Fax: 808-623-6978 Website Link IDAHO see entry under Washington ILLINOIS IMEC Excellence Recognition Program State Award Program Member Contact: Dave Boulay, President, IMEC Excellence Recognition Program Phone: 309-677-3766 Email Dave Boulay Organization: Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) Phone: 888-806-4632 IMEC Excellence Recognition Program 1501 W. Bradley Avenue Peoria, IL 61625 Email ILPEx Website Link INDIANA see entry under Ohio IOWA Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Program (IRPE) State Award Program Member Contact: Scott Burgmeyer Program Director Phone: 319-398-7101 Email Scott Burgmeyer Organization: The Iowa Quality Center (IQC)5001 1st Ave SE, Suite 105-303 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 Fax: 319-398-5698 Email IQC Website Link KANSAS see entry under Texas KENTUCKY The KYCPE Award Program State Award Program Member Contact: David Iorio, President Phone: 859-699-0584 Email David Iorio Board Chair: Dean Bondhus President Phone: 859-699-0584 Email David Iorio Organization: Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence (KYCPE) 710 East Main Street Lexington, KY 40502 Fax: None Email KYCPE Website Link LOUISIANA Louisiana Quality Foundation State Award Program Member Contact: Gordon Payne President Ron Schulingkamp Vice President Phone: 504-722-2143 Email Gordon Payne Organization: Louisiana Quality Foundation (LQF) c/o University of New Orleans Kirschman Hall 361 2000 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70148 Phone: None Fax: None Website Link MAINE see entry under New Hampshire MARYLAND Maryland Performance Excellence State Award Program Member Contact: LaWanda Burwell President Email: LaWanda Burwell Organization: Contact Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc. (MPEF) 5 Cotswold Court Owings Mills, MD 21117 Phone: 410-294-2056 Website Link MASSACHUSETTS/ NEW YORK/ CONNECTICUT/ RHODE ISLAND Massachusetts Performance Excellence Award New York Performance Excellence Award Connecticut Performance Excellence Award Rhode Island Performance Excellence Award Multi-State Award Program Contact: Laura Kinney Board Vice-Chair Phone: 425-761-8409 Email Laura Kinney Board Chair: Organization: Steve Cano Cambridge Health Alliance Partners in Performance Excellence (PIPEX) Phone: 617-806-8500 Email Steve Cano Website Link MICHIGAN Michigan Performance Excellence Award State Award Program Member Contact: Geri Markley Executive Director Phone: 231-622-5530 Email Geri Markley Organization: Michigan Performance Excellence (MIPEx) 11477 SW Torch Lake Drive Rapid City, MI 49767-9610 Fax: None Email Program Website Link MINNESOTA/ NORTH DAKOTA/ SOUTH DAKOTA Minnesota Performance Excellence Award North Dakota Performance Excellence Award South Dakota Performance Excellence Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Brian Lassiter President Phone: 612-868-3519 Email Brian Lassiter Board Chair: Rachelle Schultz Winona Health Phone: 507-454-3650 Email Rachelle Schultz Organization: Performance Excellence Network (PEN) P.O Box 131085 St. Paul, MN 55113 Phone: 612-462-3577 Email PEN Website Link MISSISSIPPI NONE no In-State Award Program Supported by Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee programs Mississippi organizations and individuals should contact these programs MISSOURI see entry under Texas MONTANA see entry under Colorado NEBRASKA see entry under Colorado NEVADA see entry under Arizona NEW HAMPSHIRE/ MAINE/VERMONT New Hampshire Performance Excellence Award Program Maine Performance Excellence Award Program Vermont Performance Excellence Award Program Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Anne Warner Executive Director Phone: 603-321-1046 Email Anne Warner Board Chair: Tom Raffio Northeast Delta Dental Phone: 603-223-1000 Email Tom Raffio Organization: ExcellenceNorth Alliance P.O. Box 29 Manchester, NH 03105-0029 Fax: None Website Link NEW JERSEY see entry under Pennsylvania NEW MEXICO New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Program (NMPEA) State Award Program Member Contact: Gail Hammer Board Member Phone: 505-359-1921 Email Gail Hammer Board Chair: Maureen Baca Chair Phone: 505-450-9371 Email Maureen Baca Organization: Quality New Mexico (QNM) P.O. Box 93396 Albuquerque, NM 87199 Phone: 505-441-2999 Website Link Website Link NEW YORK see entry under Massachusetts NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Awards for Excellence State Award Program Member Contact: Kevin Grayson Program Leader Phone: 704-751-9661 Email Kevin Grayson Organization: North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service (IES) Campus Box 7902 Raleigh, NC 27695-7902 Phone: 919-515-5430 Fax: None Website Link NORTH DAKOTA see entry under Minnesota OHIO/INDIANA/ WEST VIRGINIA Awards for Excellence Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Margot Hoffman President/CEO Phone: 614-425-7157 Email Margot Hoffman Board Chair: Kurt Schoch Phone: (317) 697-3984 Email Kurt Schoch Organization: The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) 829 Bethel Road #212 Columbus, OH 43214 Phone: 614-425-7157 Fax: 614-515-4771 Website Link OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Quality Awards (OQA) State Award Program Member Contact: Heath Wright, Executive Director Phone: 918-240-9246 Email Heath Wright Contact: Jerron Wright, Administrative Coordinator Phone: 918-380-3685 Email Jerron Wright Organization: Oklahoma State Quality Award Foundation, Inc. 10302 East 71st Street South #1050, Tulsa OK 74133 Phone: 918-607-5174 Fax: 918-328-3022 Website Link OREGON see entry under Washington PENNSYLVANIA/ DELAWARE/ NEW JERSEY Mid-Atlantic Award for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Robert Bitner President & CEO Phone: 717-737-6470 Email Robert Bitner Board Chair: Tod Kline Superintendent, Waynesboro Area School District Phone: 717- 762-1191 x1101 Email Tod Kline Organization: Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) 590 Centerville Road #260 Lancaster, PA 17601 Fax: 717- 685-3226 Email MAAPE Website Link RHODE ISLAND see entry under Massachusetts SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award State Award Program Member Contact: Bridget Dewes Chairperson, Forum Steering Committee Phone: 803-535-5793 Email Bridget Dewes Organization: South Carolina Quality Forum (SCQF) c/o Clafin University 400 Magnolia Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 Phone: 888-231-0578 Fax: 864-503-5995 Website Link SOUTH DAKOTA see entry under Minnesota TENNESSEE Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Awards Program State Award Program Member Contact: Heather Schoch, President & CEO Phone: 615-500-1479 Email Heather Schoch Board Chair: Danette Scudder, Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Phone: 423-240-7586 Email Danette Scudder Organization: Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) PO Box 101310, Nashville, TN 37224 Phone: 615-532-4590 Email TNCPE Website Link TEXAS/PUERTO RICO/ KANSAS/MISSOURI Texas Award for Performance Excellence Missouri Quality Award (MQA) / Kansas Quality Award (KQA) Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Mac McGuire Chief Executive Officer Phone: 512-656-8946 Email Mac McGuire Organization: Quality Texas Foundation (QTF) 201 Woodland Park Georgetown, TX 78633-2007 Fax: none Website Link UTAH see entry under Arizona VERMONT see entry under New Hampshire VIRGINIA and DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia and DC Senate Productivity Award Member Contact: Phone: Email Board Chair: James B. Spengler Chair Phone: 703-258-4797 Email James Spengler Organization: Virginia SPQA P.O. Box 6392, Glen Allen, VA 23058 Fax: None Website Link WASHINGTON/IDAHO/ OREGON/ALASKA Performance Excellence Northwest Award Multi-State Award Program Member Contact: Theron Post, Executive Director Phone: 503-964-5244I Email Theron Post Board Chair: Linda Barnes, X-CellSystem International – Seattle Phone: None Email Linda Barnes Organization: Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) 1 Hidalgo Street, Lake Oswego OR 97035 Fax: None Website LinkEmail PENW WEST VIRGINIA see entry under Ohio WISCONSIN Wisconsin Forward Award (WFA) State Award Program Member Contact: Liz Menzer Executive Director Phone: 608-663-5300 Email Liz Menzer Board Chair: Cindy Mand Medical College of Wisconsin Phone: 608-442-5680 Email Organization: Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence (WCPE) 2909 Landmark Place Suite 300 Madison, WI 53713 Website Link WYOMING see entry under Colorado AMERICAN SAMOA see entry under Hawai’i DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA see entry under Virginia GUAM see entry under Hawai’i NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS see entry under Hawai’i PUERTO RICO see entry under Texas VIRGIN ISLANDS NONE no in-State Award Program Virgin Islands organizations and individuals should email this Link for support UNITED STATES AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award National Award Program for all AHCA/NCAL members Member Contact: Urvi Patel Senior Director Quality Improvement Phone: 202-898-2858 Email Urvi Patel Board Chair: Tammy Kelly CCR, Inc. Phone: None Email Tammy Kelly Organization: American Health Care Association (AHCA) National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) 1201 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Phone: 202-898-2840 Fax: None Website Link UNITED STATES Communities of Excellence 2026 Assessment & Recognition Program Member Contact: Stephanie Norling Executive Director Phone: 619-719-1045 Email Stephanie Norling Board Chair: Lowell Kruse Retired Retired Phone: 816-390-2727 Email Lowell Kruse Organization: Communities of Excellence 2026 2026 518 South 6th Street, St Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: 619-719-1045 Website Link International Sterling International Sterling International Award Member Contact: Board Chair: Alaa A. El-Halwagy Phone: 954-461-4949 Email Alaa A. El-Halwagy Organization: Sterling International Headquarters: 2-A Dataran Bandar Utama Damansara, 1st Avenue, Petaling Jaya, 47800 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Phone: 954-461-4949 Website Link Please click here to contact the Alliance to update the information above.