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.

Beckie Bean – Blessing Health System
Chief Judge

Michelle Darnell – St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc.

Margaret Dospiljulian – Dospil & Associates

M. Kelly Gilhooly – U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command

Paul L. Grizzell – Core Values Partners

Kathy Leuelling – United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln

Joe Kilbride – Kilbride Consulting, Inc.

Shelly Pierce – Southern Illinois Healthcare

Pattie Skriba – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital