Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award

As part of the annual recognition of World AIDS Day, the Harm Reduction Services Branch of the Hawai`i Department of Health gives the Suzanne Richmond-Crum award to an individual in Hawaii “for outstanding contribution in providing HIV/AIDS services.” This award is dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Richmond-Crum, the former Director of the Hawaii Seropositivity and Medical Management Program (HSPAMM), an HIV/AIDS medical care program of the STD/AIDS Prevention Branch.  Suzanne passed away in August 2004 after serving as Director of HSPAMM for more than ten years.  This award was established in memory of the competence and compassion Suzanne demonstrated in her HIV/AIDS work.

The Harm Reduction Services Branch (HRSB) of the Hawai’i Department of Health is pleased to announce the fourteenth annual “Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award”.  This award is presented annually on World AIDS Day (December 1st) to an individual “for outstanding contribution providing HIV/AIDS services in Hawai’i”.    The criteria for nominees of this award are the following:

    *    The nominee must work or have worked and made outstanding contribution in HIV/AIDS in areas such as advocacy, civil rights, prevention, care or treatment in Hawai’i.  

    *    The nominee cannot be a current Harm Reduction Services Branch employee.

    *    The recipient can receive the award only once.

 Nominations Process:  Members of the community, including HRSB staff, are encouraged to submit nominations for this award.  Nominations will be reviewed and selection made by a Selection Committee. The award will then be presented at the Oahu World AIDS Day event, to be held in Honolulu. 

 It is expected that the recipient will be present at this service to receive the award.  Neighbor Island nominations are encouraged.  Please share this email with others.

 To submit a nomination please fill out the attached form and submit before the deadline of October 10th, 2017 along with two letters of recommendations.


 Nighat Quadri

HIV Community Services Coordinator

 Contact Nighat Quadri at 733-4380 or if you have questions.

Past Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award Recipients

  • 2016 – Chuck Lyden
  • 2015 – Cindy Medeiros
  • 2014 – Fred Cruz, PRh.
  • 2013 – Dominic Chow, MD
  • 2012 – Lenard Allen
  • 2011 – Pat Paakaula
  • 2010 – Georgie Kennedy
  • 2009 – Jon Berliner
  • 2008 – Tom Sheeran
  • 2007 – Ruth Antone
  • 2006 – Cyril Goshima, MD
  • 2005 – John Manion
  • 2004 – Jaimie Callahan


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