The Breslau Award, named for Alan Breslau, Phoenix Society founder, and his wife Delwyn, is the highest distinction The Phoenix Society can bestow. The inaugural award was awarded at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2002 to Alan & Delwyn Breslau.
This award honors a Phoenix Society member who has, through a collaborative spirit, significantly enhanced the ability of The Phoenix Society to fulfill its mission of peer support, education, and advocacy. By virtue of their character, integrity and the service they provide to those impacted by a burn injury this person has enhanced the burn community at large.
The Phoenix Society Board of Directors solicits nominations for the award from all Phoenix Society members, former award recipients, and other members of the burn community. A committee made up of members of the Society’s board and past recipients reviews the materials submitted for each candidate and selects the person whose achievements and contributions most closely fit the criteria and who are deemed most deserving of recognition. The name of the person selected is then recommended to the Society’s Board of Directors and the Society’s Executive Director for action.
The deliberations of the award committee and the board are kept confidential.
Those employed by the Phoenix Society or who are voting members of the board of directors are not eligible for this award.
The nomination cycle is currently closed. Please check back in Summer 2020 when the Breslau award will be open for nominations.
2019 - Mona Kreuger
2018 - Anita Fields
2017 - Pat Horan
2016 - Ron Siarnicki
2015 - Dr. David Greenhalgh and Dr. Lynn Solem
2014 - Karen Badger
2013 - Rick Halpert
2012 - Marion Doctor
2011 - Dennis Gardin and Cindy Rutter
2010 - Bernadette Martinez-Wright
2009 - Tony Gonzalez
2008 - Frank McGonagle
2007 - Jill Sproul
2006 - Barbara Quayle
2005 - George Pessotti
2004 - James A Bosch
2003 - Gabriela Brett
2002 - Alan Breslau