Congratulations to our Award Recipients
This year's award recipients are phenomenal individuals who have paved the way to positively advance health care in our community through their leadership and service.
Health Care Champion Award
Bevan K. Baker
Commissioner of Health
City of Milwaukee Health Department
It is our distinguished honor to present the Health Care Champion Award to Commissioner Bevan Baker for his leadership in establishing strong partnerships which promote the health and well-being of Milwaukee residents. Commissioner Baker shares the Medical Society of Milwaukee’s passion to lead on issues such as prescription drug safety, childhood immunizations, infant mortality/safe sleep, and healthy, safe neighborhoods. He is a thoughtful, inspirational leader who improves the quality of life for individuals and families in our community each and every day.
Community Impact Award
Dr. Michael McNett
Medical Director for Chronic Pain
Aurora Health Care
The Medical Society is extremely delighted to present the Community Impact Award to Dr. Michael McNett for his exemplary leadership in advancing knowledge, awareness, education and legislation around prescription drug safety both locally and at the State level. He is without question, an influential leader in his field, who with courage, passion, integrity and vision continually devotes himself to turning obstacles into opportunities.
Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Anne Martinelli
St. Francis Hospital – Ascension
We are humbled to present this year’s Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Anne Martinelli for her selfless commitment to the underserved, both here and abroad, as well as for her dedication to serving the homeless, victims and survivors of abuse, and vulnerable women and infants. Dr. Martinelli symbolizes servant leadership in standing up for those whose voices may not otherwise be heard. And, we care and compassion, and without hesitation, she services those who some may consider undesirable patients. Dr. Martinelli is a physician who leads by example.
Medical Student Leader Award
Medical College of Wisconsin
We are pleased to present the Medical Student Leader Award to Anupriya Dayal for demonstrating the breadth and depth of her academic career through the significant leadership role she served in collaborating with Dr. George “Chip” Morris on the 2016 Prescription Drug Take Back Day Community Survey, as well as for her ongoing engagement on the Wisconsin Medical Society Opioid Task Force. Anupriya is an inspirational leader who is, and will continue to improve the quality of life for individuals in our community.