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Visionary Leader Award

The Visionary Leader Award recognizes annually one senior-level health care executive who is making a significant contribution to health care sustainability through groundbreaking and innovative strategies, and mentorship. The winner will be a leader who has effectively advocated for and woven sustainability and environmental stewardship into health care operational excellence. 

Past Visionary Leader Award Winners


Bob Biggio

Senior Vice President, Facilities & Support Services, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass.


Al Manshum, AIA
Senior Vice President of Operations Integration, Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Ill.


John Messervy, AIA
Corporate Director of Design and Construction, Partners HealthCare, Boston, Mass.


Jeffrey Thompson, MD
Executive Advisor and CEO Emeritus, Gunderson Health System, LaCrosse, Wis.

To nominate an outstanding health care executive for the 2019 award, please complete the nomination form below by Feb. 15.

2019 Nominee Form



Please tell us why the nominee you indicated above deserves the Practice Greenhealth Visionary Leader Award. Please describe how this senior health care leader has been a builder, mobilizer, changemaker or unifier of people to make a substantive impact on health care sustainability. Please include measures of success and/or achievements, as well as examples of how this executive has used his or her voice to create an impact beyond the four walls of the institution—through mentorship, editorials, speaking engagements or other mechanisms. Include any other insights that would help describe the nominee's impact on driving environmental stewardship at the most senior levels of his/her organization or other health care organizations.

Nominations are limited to 750 words.


Nominators may include supplemental information including biographical information, past affiliations, leadership record, news stories, or other information you will be useful to the decision committee.

Use File Upload at attach any supporting information.

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