Only AHPA members are eligible
AHPA membership and nominations committee chairs
Chaired by the AHPA president
Nominations put forward by the governing committee
Recipient chosen by the AHPA President
This award is given out at the AHPA Annual Scientific meeting
2023 Extraordinary Service Award Winners
Kristin Dillon & Anne MacLeod
This award recognizes the contributions an AHPA member has made in advancing the mission, vision, and goals of our organization. This year’s awardees are Kristin Dillon and Anne MacLeod,
Kristin Dillon is an occupational therapist at Arthritis Society Canada where she works as a primary therapist and part-time clinical practice leader. Kristin joined the AHPA board in 2019 taking on the role of treasurer in 2020. This already complex role became even more so with the move to electronic banking, the addition of the ACPAC Special Interest Group to our organization, and the increasingly important role of cybersecurity. In addition, while her term as treasurer ended in February 2022, she spent the remainder of the year providing considerable hands-on mentoring of the current treasurer while working conjointly with her on several special projects.
Anne MacLeod works as an Extended Role Practitioner in a variety of clinical settings including a shared care/collaborative practice with the sole rheumatologist in Thunder Bay, and Telehealth collaborative care clinics with pediatric rheumatologists from Sick Kids and the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. Anne joined the AHPA board in 2019 as President-Elect, served two years as President, and in 2022 was the Past President. While too innumerable to describe, her contributions include re-working the organizational structure of the board, shepherding the launch of our new website, and being the ever present go-to person for our professional and patient partners. This past year the board had 5 vacant positions and so Anne took on additional tasks related to Communications and Sponsorship & Marketing.