Distinguished Service Award
DR. LETITIA E. TIERNEY, MD
COMMISSIONER OF THE BUREAU FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND STATE HEALTH OFFICER
The West Virginia Poison Center Distinguished Service Award is given to those individuals demonstrating exceptional and sustained service to the West Virginia Poison Center (WVPC). Individuals receiving this award have distinguished themselves by their active advocacy for the WVPC, support of the WVPC during times of immediate need, and their demonstrated commitment to the viability of the WVPC. This award was established in January of 2009.
WVPC staff, their families, and the Chair of the WVPC Advisory Board are not eligible for this award.
The newest recipient is Dr. Letitia E. Tierney, MD; Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer. She received the award at the WVPC Advisory Board meeting on April 8, 2014.
Dr. Tierney attended her first WVPC Advisory Board meeting on November 19, 2013, shortly after beginning her new position with the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR). Since that first meeting, she has been an active partner, consultant, and advocate for the WVPC. She has diligently and consistently worked with the WVPC to utilize and enhance joint collaborative efforts between the WVPC and public health agencies, for the benefit of the community she serves. Dr. Scharman was pleased to honor her with this award. "I admire her for her diligence and continued efforts to protect the health of the community in spite of the difficulties she has been faced with. She is a true professional and is committed to doing what is best for those she serves."
PAST RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Dr. Alan M. Ducatman, MD, MSc; WVU, Department of Medicine (April 9, 2009)
Dr. Bipin H. Avashia, MD; Bayer CropScience (May 2009)