▪ Barbara Ellerbrook has been named the SCORE Mentor of the Year for 2015. SCORE Chapter 276 (Lexington) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that is an outreach of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Ellerbrook’s accomplishments in 2015 included developing, staging and executing 11 nonprofit workshops; conducting 245 mentoring sessions, and being a top contributor to SCORE outreach efforts.
Ellerbrook specializes in nonprofit strategic planning and grant development. She has a master’s degree in human relations from Oklahoma University, and is a retired executive director who has worked with nonprofit social service organizations in Illinois, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky. She serves on two nonprofit boards of directors.
▪ Georgetown Community Hospital chief executive officer William Haugh has been named CEO of the Year by LifePoint Health. This award is presented annually to an outstanding leader within LifePoint. Haugh joined the company in 2007 as an administrative resident and became CEO of the Georgetown hospital in 2012.
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Under Haugh’s leadership, the hospital has experienced improvements in physician satisfaction and engagement. The 2015 mean physician satisfaction score ranks GCH in the 93rd percentile nationally.
▪ LifePoint Health has awarded Georgetown Community Hospital a 2015 High Five Award for demonstrating excellence in the hospital’s operations. Georgetown Community Hospital was one of four facilities within LifePoint’s network of more than 70 hospitals to earn this recognition.
As part of the award, the hospital received $100,000 from LifePoint, which will be used to invest in facility improvements and technology that will support the hospital’s ongoing growth and enhancement of services to the community.
▪ Ronald Langley, director of the University of Kentucky Survey Research Center, has been named the 2016 recipient of the John M. Kennedy Achievement Award given by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations for his service and leadership.
Langley has led the Survey Research Center, part of the UK Office of the Vice President for Research, for several decades and has served as director since 1998. At UK, he has been principal investigator for more than 100 survey projects.
Langley serves on UK’s nonmedical Institutional Review Board, tasked with overseeing the ethical conduct of research at the institution. He was elected and currently serves as the standards chair of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
As a founding member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations, Langley has served the organization in many capacities.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo