Panel of Judges

After examiners have completed their evaluation of the applications, a panel of judges evaluate the examiner team’s findings against a documented set of award standards. Based on this evaluation, the judges make award recommendations to the ILPEx Executive Director.

Qualifications for being on the judges panel include an extensive knowledge of the Baldrige Criteria and improving organizational performance.

Shelly Pierce – Southern Illinois Healthcare
Chief Judge

Margaret Dospiljulian – Dospil & Associates

Gretchen Frickx – DePaul University

Joe Kilbride – Kilbride Consulting, Inc.

Tom Muszynski – Leidos

Dr. Sunil Sinha – BJC Healthcare Medial Group

Craig C. Thompson – American College of Healthcare Executives