Award of Excellence

Award of Excellence

Each year we strive to recognize an outstanding individual who works in the field of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehab. Whoever is chosen as the recipient is then recognized at the spring conference. Please see the criteria below and let us know if you have someone to nominate for the award.


  • A nominee should have made significant and unique professional contribution(s), which have had an impact on cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • A nominee could be recognized for expertise in the areas of clinical practice, research, leadership, professional education, or a combination of these.
  • A nominee should be a professional in the field of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • A nominee may or may not be a current member of AACVPR/MNACVPR.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for the award please contact Whitney Quast with the candidate’s name and a brief description of why you think they are an excellent candidate for the award. You can reach Whitney via email at We know there are many great candidates out there and would love to hear from you!


Past award winners include

2019 Dennis Angellotti

2018 Paul Spilde

2017 Sharon Madson

2015 Teresa Fietek

2011 John Inkster

2010 Peg Bear

2009 Kathy Zarling

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