Awards

2021 Apple Award Honorees

The Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care is honored to announce this year’s Apple Award recipients. We are proud to honor and show our appreciation to four legislative champions for school-based health care in Maryland. 
These four legislators worked tirelessly on two 2021 bills that will have lasting impact on Maryland SBHCs:

  • Senator Cheryl Kagan, District 17 for SB 278 Emergency Telehealth Bill for SBHC 
  • Samuel(Sandy) Rosenberg, District 41, for HB 34 Emergency Telehealth Bill for SBHCs
  • Senator Clarence K Lam, MD, District 12 for SB 830 Transferring SBHCs administration to the Maryland Department of Health
  • Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19, for HB 1148, Transferring SBHC administration to the Maryland Department of Health

Watch for information on the upcoming live stream awards ceremony when MASBHC will honor these outstanding recipients. We hope you will plan to join in the celebration! 
MASBHC Board of Directors


MASBHC Annual Susan Borinsky Outstanding School-Based Health Center Nurse Clinician Award

Awarded to a Maryland School Based Health Center (SBHC) Nurse Clinician who exemplifies Susan’s commitment to SBHCs, passionate service, and advocacy for the underserved.

2021 Inaugural Recipient Patricia Papa, RN, NP 

Pat Papa is uniquely qualified to be the first recipient of the Annual Susan Borinsky Outstanding School-Based Health Center Nurse Clinician Award.  She is one of the original nurse practitioners who opened Maryland’s first school-based health center program in Baltimore City in 1985.  She supervised the program from 1989 until 1992 and hired Susan Borinsky.  She also was a provider and an administrator in Prince Georges County’s school-based health program in 1999 through 2020 and now serves as a Catholic University provider in Montgomery County’s school-based health centers program.