In 2003, the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan initiated two awards to be presented each year at their Annual Meeting. One of these awards, The Marilynn Keeslar Award, was created to recognize an individual who encompasses the traits of Marilynn Keeslar.
Those of you who knew Marilynn remember her as a strong and passionate advocate for children and school-based and school=linked health centers and programs. She was the coordinator at Fitzgerald Health Center for many years and served as the state liaison with Clinical Fusion. Marilynn sadly passed away from cancer and several of our members and colleagues thought it would be a wonderful tribute to her to recognize someone from the field or a supporter of school-based and school-linked health centers and programs.
Ashley Reinhardt has won the Marilynn Keeslar Award in 2015.
Ashley Reinhardt is one of the most dedicated staff members at Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network. She has shown outstanding commitment and compassion and strong advocacy for our school-based health center at Children’s Village. Ashley has worked many hours in partnership with OCHHS, OCHD and Waterford School District to ensure that the medical center at Children’s Village is a one-of-a-kind, top-notch medical facility where the healthcare needs of children will be provided with kindness and sensitivity. Ashley is very passionate about working with collaborative partners to ensure that the Adolescent Programs are successful and committed to providing great services for children.