Leone Award for Administrative Excellence

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2018 Leone Award!

Robert D. Hastedt
Nurse Manager, Adult Patient Care Services

2018 Nominees

Shelito T. Alviza
Ashley Anderson
Betty L. Avery
Sharon Boening
Donna M. Britton
Caren J. Brownfield
Bobby Burns
Stephanie Burt
Rebecca L. Castro
Andy Correa
Jesse L. Dodd
Ashley Dusek

Emily Escamilla Brown
Adrienne D. Finley
Mitchael Flowers
Nina Foster
Amanda Gann
LeAnne S. Garcia
Christopher Gross
Noreen A. Hargreaves
Sammye Hesser
Roxana Hirst
Anitra Manas Lindley
L. Renee’ Martin

Norma Mason
Christina J. Moore
Cynthia Nelson
Tho Nguyen
Kim Pandanell
Sneha Patel
Beth Pipkin
Dell Roach
Robyne Roberts
Valerie Rodecap
Kimberly Roemer
Rachel Romine

Rosey M. Ruiz
Cristela Serna
Shonette M. Siverand
Cameron Slavin
Teri Smith
Chelita Thomas
Claudia Thomas
S. Nychole Upton
Cheryl R. Welch

The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence is presented annually to a manager or supervisor who has achieved administrative excellence and abides by the values and standards outlined in the UTMB Professionalism Charter and our core values.

The award was founded in 1971 through an endowment from Dr. Nicholas Leone, a former commanding officer and director of the Public Health Service Hospital in Galveston, and his wife Katherine.

Eligibility Criteria

The Leone Award recognizes managers/supervisors who display the highest degree of professionalism and adhere to UTMB's standards of conduct. To be considered for the award, managers/supervisors must meet the following criteria:

  • Benefits-eligible manager/supervisor
  • Have a full-time Classified appointment (paid biweekly)
  • Have at least 12 months of continuous service as of Feb. 28, 2018
  • Have at least one direct report identified within the PeopleSoft HCM system
  • No performance improvement plan or corrective action initiated within the last 12 months
  • Completed all mandatory requirements in FY17 (e.g., compliance training, testing, licensing, etc.)


Any UTMB employee may nominate a manager/supervisor for the award. The deadline to submit a nomination is Feb. 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

2018 Nomination Process and Timeline
2018 Leone Award FAQs

Selection Process

The Leone Award recipient is selected by the Employee Advisory Council from the pool of qualified managers/supervisors. Only one winner is chosen and formally recognized at the university's annual Employee Service Day ceremony.

Award Guidelines

The award recipient and his or her department/unit receive a $7,500 monetary gift from the Leone endowment – $2,500, for the winning manager/supervisor and $5,000 for the department/unit.

2018 Award Disbursement Guidelines

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