The Federation of American Hospitals established this award to honor the late Corris Boyd, whose vision of building a better way to live and work through leadership and diversity was embodied in the many accomplishments for which he is known. The Corris Boyd Leadership and Diversity Award honors an individual or company that has made an outstanding contribution in fostering leadership and workplace diversity in the health care industry.

Before his untimely death from leukemia in December 2005, Corris Boyd worked with hospital management companies and group purchasing organizations. Corris also served on the Federation of American Hospitals’ Exposition Advisory Committee for many years and was a former chairman of the committee. Corris Boyd committed his life to diversity and excellence in health care. He believed that leadership development is crucial to success and was devoted to the success of minority- and women-owned business enterprises.

Consideration will be given to candidates who have successfully championed equality and promoted understanding of diversity through education, policy development, and creating or leading organizational change. FAH membership is not a requirement for nomination.

For additional information, please contact Kerry Price at 412-496-5793 or

The FAH Exposition Advisory Committee has established the criteria for this award, and a selection committee will vote by secret ballot to determine the award recipient.

Recipient Award
The recipient of the Corris Boyd Award will be presented their award at the Opening Session of the FAH Conference and Business Expo. In addition to a plaque recognizing their service, they will receive a monetary donation to the charity of their choice that recognizes organizations dedicated to combat racial injustice and address racial equality.


2021 Recipient Ije-Enu N. Udeze Nwosu, Executive Director, Impact Spending, Kaiser Permanente

2020 Recipient Kevin Price, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity & Performance, Novant Health
2019 Recipient: Deborah Williams, Senior Director of Program Management, Premier, Inc.
2018 Recipient: Edmond Hardin, Jr., Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Management, Beaumont Health
2017 Recipient: Marsha Powers, Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Region – Coastal Division of Tenet Healthcare
2016 Recipient: Sally Hurt-Deitch, RN (center right) Market Chief Executive Officer The Hospitals of Providence Tenet Healthcare Corporation
2015 Recipient: Sally Saba, M.D., Executive Director, National Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
2014 Recipient: Toni Y. Silva, MSW, Director, Supplier Relations, UPMC
2013 Recipient: Nicholas Tejeda, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Tenet Healthcare Corporation
2012 Recipient: Dottie Leway, Senior Director, Supply Chain, Community Health Systems
2011 Recipient: Lamont Robinson, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Novation, LLC
2010 Recipient: Darrel Mogilles, Assistant Vice President, HealthTrust Purchasing Group
2009 Recipient: Pamela Scott, MBA, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Baylor Health Care System
2008 Recipient: Dennis Robb, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
2007 Recipient: Ed Jones, Vice President, National Accounts, HealthTrust Purchasing Group