NASHP State Health Policy Rising Star Award

Catherine Gekas Steeby of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wins the first NASHP rising star award.

The 2016 Rising Star Award was presented to Johanna Fabian-Marks, Special Deputy & Acting Director, Pennsylvania Department Bureau of Life, Accident & Health Insurance. Ms. Fabian-Marks was the second winner of the annual award.

Starting in 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recognized new state health policy professionals working for state governments with our Rising Star award.  The award strives to promote the accomplishments of those working in the field with seven years experience or less who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment to promoting good state health policy.

The award will be presented at the Annual State Health Policy Conference. The recipient of the 2016 Rising Star award will receive an all expense paid trip to the conference.

Nominations for the award will be accepted here and can only be made by current state government employees.

The 2017 Rising Star Award is being sponsored by Gateway Health Plan.