Leone Award for Administrative Excellence

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2019 Leone Award

Vicky Easter
Facility Nurse Manager, Lindsey Unit, Correctional Managed Care

2019 Nominees

Daniel Arrowood
Betty Avery
Trina Bowden
Michael Caruso
Joyce Curtis
Kimberly Denton
Robert Dickerson
Reed Dobbins
Jesse Dodd

Nina Foster
Xiangya Gao
Tracy Jackson
Christopher Jenogan
Ashley Linder
Anitra Lindley
Jessica Ling
Mark Madera
Tracy Mallory

LaMeka Martin
Austee Matthews
Kelly Naramore
Sharon Nguyen
Eleut Vincent Ong
Dell Roach
Kimberly Roemer
Shonette Siverand
Beverly Sloan

Rica Smith
Kimberly Smith-Cotton
Ashleigh Thomas
Claudia Thomas
Teresa Tullous
Kimberly Vaughn
Dayna Villarreal
Matt White

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 a manager/supervisor in any UTMB department as of Feb. 28, 2019
  • 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 FY18 (e.g., compliance training, testing, licensing, etc.)

Nomination Process

Any UTMB employee may nominate a manager/supervisor for the award. The deadline to submit a nomination is Feb. 28, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

2019 Nomination Process and Timeline
2019 Leone Award FAQs

Selection Process

The Leone Award recipient is selected by the UTMB Employee Advisory Council from the pool of qualified managers/supervisors. Only one winner will be chosen and formally recognized at the university's annual Employee Service Day ceremony on May 22, 2019.

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.

2019 Award Disbursement Guidelines

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