Distinguished Service Award

NLDTCA recognizes outstanding performances among leaders in the long term care area. The Distinguished Service Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to long term care. In the past 44 years, 35 awards have been given to the “Champions of Long Term Care” during our Annual Convention which is held in May of each year.

Past Distinguished Service Award Recipients

  • Craig Christianson (2022)
  • Brad DeJong (2022)
  • Rosanne Schmidt (2021)
  • Jerry Jurena (2020)
  • Gary Bakke (2020)
  • Gregory Salwei (2019)
  • Kurt Stoner (2018)
  • Nancy Andrews (2015)
  • Bev Herman (2014)
  • Greg Hanson (2014)
  • Terry Goehring (2013)
  • DeDe Cookson (2012)
  • Senator Judy Lee (2010)
  • Gary Riffe (2008)
  • Donald Thompson (2007)
  • Margaret Dahl (2006)
  • Governor John Hoeven (2005)
  • Sister Mary Louise Jundt (2004)
  • Sister Rose Marie Freund (2004)
  • Darwin Lee (2003)
  • Gary Kreidt (2003)
  • Lyle Brudvig (2002)
  • Bob Jenkins (2002)
  • Representative Rick Boucher (2001)
  • Representative Bill Devlin (2001)
  • Senator Ken Solberg (2001)
  • Wayne Hansen (2000)
  • Governor Ed Schafer
  • Senator Byron Dorgan
  • Bill Amundson
  • Shar Gumke
  • Representative Doug Payne
  • Dick Myatt
  • Allan B. Engen
  • Joe Pratschner
Craig Christianson Distinguished Service Award Winner 2022
Brad DeJong Distinguished Service Award Winner 2022