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Faculty and Staff Recognition


Achievers Awards

The Achievers Award Program recognizes and highlights underrepresented minorities across Johns Hopkins Medicine who exemplify excellence and exhibit our Johns Hopkins Medicine core values. Recipients of these awards will be recognized during their respective Heritage Months.

Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty, staff and learners who meet the following criteria are eligible to be nominated:

  • Self-identify as a member of the heritage group being celebrated
  • Make outstanding contributions to the field of health care and/or surrounding communities
  • Are employees or learners in good standing
  • Have been employed for at least one year

Award recipients will be profiled on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity website, on Inside Hopkins, and at the signature Employee Resource Group events during each heritage month.



Celebrate these Past 2020 Achievers Award Winners  

Veterans Day (November 11th)

  • Kassim Alli-Balogun

    Case Manager
    Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

    Kassim Alli-Balogun
  • Thomas Cudjoe, M.D., M.P.H.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    JHU Department of Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology
    Major, US Army Reserves

    Thomas Cudjoe, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Vincent Reed

    Director of Advanced Practice Provider Student
    Bayview Medical Center, ED
    Lieutenant Colonel, Maryland National Guard

    Vincent Reed
  • Ralph Willoughby, RN

    Surgical Nurse/Surgery Program Manager
    Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

    Ralph Willoughby, RN

Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)

  • A.J. Nanayakkara

    ADA/ Accessibility Program Manager
    Johns Hopkins Health System

    A.J. Nanayakkara
  • Anna Moyer

    Graduate Student
    Johns Hopkins University, Physics

    Anna Moyer
  • Elijah Shannon

    Child Life Aide
    Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

    Elijah Shannon
  • James Deremeik

    Research Associate, Rehabilitation Therapist for Low Vision
    Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute

    James Deremeik

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th)

  • Alejandra Flores-Miller

    Research Program Coordinator
    Johns Hopkins University, SOM

    Alejandra Flores-Miller
  • Angela Orzoco, MD

    Assistant Professor, GIM
    Johns Hopkins University, SOM

    Angela Orzoco, MD
  • Sabrina Aloe, RN

    Registered Nurse, Labor & Delivery
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

    Sabrina Aloe, RN
  • Veronica Molina

    Patient Clerical Assistant
    Howard County General Hospital

    Veronica Molina

LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June)

  • Adler Archer

    Innovation Researcher
    JHM Technology Innovation Center

    Adler Archer
  • Andrianna Ayiotis

    Graduate Student
    Biomedical Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University

    Andrianna Ayiotis
  • Clare Madrigal

    LGBTQ Resource Nurse
    Sibley Memorial Hospital

    Clare Madrigal
  • Brian Meise

    Clinical Nurse Extern
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Brian Meise
  • Laura Torres

    Behavioral Health Program Manager
    Howard County General Hospital

    Laura Torres

Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (May)

  • Alice Lee, M.D.

    Office Medical Director, Internal Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Community Physician

    Dr. Alice Lee
  • Debraj Mukherjee, M.D. M.P.H.

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
    Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

    Debraj Mukherjee, M.D. M.P.H.
  • Asta Puskarich, BSN

    Registered Nurse, Cardiology, Ambulatory
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

    Asta Puskarich, BSN

Black History Month (February)

  • Jonathan Grant, PharmD

    Clinical Coordinator
    Johns Hopkins Home Care Group/Pharmacy Services

    Jonathan Grant
  • Nathan Irvin, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    JHU School of Medicine/Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

    Nathan Irvin
  • Steven McDonald

    Case Manager
    JHU, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

    Steven McDonald
  • Adrian Mosley

    Administrator, Office of Community Health
    Johns Hopkins Hospital/General Services

    Adrian Mosley
  • Sharon Sellers

    Senior Community Dementia Program Manager
    Sibley Memorial Hospital/Sibley Senior Association

    Sharon Sellers
  • Agnes Usoro, M.D.

    JHU/School of Medicine/Emergency Medicine

    Agnes Usoro
  • Brian Waters

    Communications Specialist
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Marketing and Communications

    Brian Waters
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