Every year since 1999, the HBA honors a volunteer who stands apart as a truly exemplary role model for others and who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to furthering the HBA’s goals.

In 2011 the HBA re-titled the award to more effectively capture the fundamental impact that the most engaged member-leaders have on the HBA. What was the Star Volunteer award is now the HBA STAR meaning the Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition because those given this honor have strategically transformed the HBA.

Each fall HBA's volunteer leaders nominate fellow volunteers for this prestigious award. STAR nominations are submitted by the scores of HBA volunteer leaders who've see firsthand the outstanding efforts made by those deserving of this prestigious award. The STAR is award to one volunteer who has given of herself over a course of many years and has impacted the association greatly.

Nomination information:

Nominations must include a list of the HBA volunteer, board and committee positions your STAR nominee has held* as well as a narrative that fully describes her impact on the HBA and our mission to further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide. The nominating committee welcomes supplemental information via letters of support. Please be sure to include the submitter’s name, title and company on all letters of support.

*Current association board members are not eligible for this honor during the term of their board service.

Be sure to return the nomination information sheet and all letters of support via email to by Thursday December 31, 2015.

Download the STAR information sheet.


HBA Wall of Recognition