2020 Medical Fitness Facility & Professionals of the Year Awards

These awards celebrate and honor the best and the brightest in medical fitness center management. Awards, in a variety of categories, identify those organizations, facilities, programs and individuals that are deserving of recognition for their achievements.

Awards were presented during the 2020 Virtual Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony.
To nominate a person or organization for our 2021 awards, please click here.

Hank Boerner Pioneer Award

Sue Parker, FMFA, Retired

Marla Richmond Memorial Education Award

Chris Sutton, MS, ACSM, EIM3, Medical Integration Manager at Power Wellness

Individual Professional of the Year

Angela Sargeant, Center Director at the Dexter Wellness Center

Industry Partner of the Year

Active Wellness

Strategic Partner of the Year

American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Certified Facility of the Year Award

Presented to Reh-Fit Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Program Innovation Awards

First Place

“The Forest Park Diabetes Management Program” – Dr. Stephen Wilson at Mercy Health Fairfield HealthPlex in Fairfield, OH

Second Place

“Beacon Best Medicine” – Jake Phillips at Beacon Health & Fitness in South Bend, IN

Medical Fitness Week Winners

Medical Fitness Week is an annual event for MFA fitness facility members to engage with their members in fun competitions: Walk 10K and MOVE150. For more information about Medical Fitness Week, click here.

The 2020 Walking 10K Winners

Total Number of Steps: 7,342,478

Owensboro Health Healthpark in Owensboro, KY

Highest Average Number of Steps: 90,345

UNC Wellness Centers – Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, NC

The 2020 MOVE150 Winners

Total Number of Moves: 78,096

GEHA Thrive Studio – Premise Health in Kansas City, MO

Highest Average Moves: 496

UNC Wellness Centers – Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, NC

2020 Medical Fitness Week Photo Contest Winner
Orland Park Health & Fitness Center

MFA Rising Stars

The Regional Rising Star Awards program recognizes outstanding individual achievement and significant leadership within the medical fitness community. For more information, click here.

Central Region

Katy Momirovic, LifeWorks Fitness Supervisor
LifeWorks of Southwest General in Middleburg Heights, OH

South Central Region

Mallory Lefler, Fitness Coordinator
Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center in Conway, AR

South East

Laura Milner, M.S., EP-C, Exercise Physiologist
Piedmont Wellness Center at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville, GA

North East

Lara Vajas, Fitness Manager
Valley Health LifeStyles in Mahwah, NJ


Laurel Janssen, Owner & Manager
Sculpt 365 in Bakersfield, CA


Wes Pomarensky, BA Kin, CSEP-CEP, FMS II, Personal Trainer
Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada