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2019 Distinguished Alumni


2019 Department of Occupational & Environmental Health Distinguished Alumni Award

Garry CainThe 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Department of Occupational & Environmental Health goes to Dr. Robert E.L. Johnson, Jr., a 1971 DrPH alumnus!

Dr. Robert “Bob” Johnson earned a Master of Social Work at OU and his Doctor of Public Health from the Hudson College of Public Health in 1971, and has worked and volunteered in Social Work and Mental Health since and continues to do so to this day. He holds Certification, Licenses, and has and maintained Affiliation with the NASW, part of the American Group Psychotherapy Association while in the U.S. Army; member of the American Public Health Association; member of the Association of Mental Health Administrators of Arkansas; a Certified Social Worker—Advanced Clinical Practitioner; a Licensed Social Worker in Arkansas; and part of The Medical Field Service School in San Antonio, Texas. His work activities are too numerous to list, however, a small number need to be noted. He has served is roles such as: Chief of Social Services at Big Spring State Hospital; Director of Mental Health, alcohol and drug abuse services in Dallas, Texas; Associate Professor and Director of the Social Work Program at Texas A&M-Commerce. He actually started the program and in 2012 was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department. [Read More]

2019 Department of Health Promotion Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award

Neil Hann

The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Department of Health Promotion Sciences goes to Neil E. Hann, a 1982 MPH graduate!

Neil earned his Master of Public Health degree in 1982 from the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. He became a lecturer at the Hudson College of Public Health in 1986 and has continued this service to the present.  Mr. Hann is currently an active adjunct faculty member, helping with classes, strategic planning, student mentoring, and chair mentoring.

Mr. Hann’s most prominent contribution to public health is his 34 years of service at the Oklahoma State Department of Health.  During this time he led a number of important initiatives that have improved the face of health in this state.  As Assistant Deputy Commissioner, he provided oversight for 68 county health departments and major program areas including WIC, MCH, Sooner Start, Child Guidance, Family Support and Prevention, Record Evaluation, and Dental Health.  This effort made him responsible for more than 1300 FTEs and a budget of over $240,000,000. [Read More]

2019 Department of Health Administration & Policy Distinguished Alumni Award

Garry CainThe 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Department of Health Administration and Policy goes to Garry D. Crain, a 1994 MHA graduate!

Garry D. Crain, MHA, CPL is a 1994 MHA graduate of the Hudson College of Public Health. After graduation, Garry was recognized for his scholarly achievements and was immediately placed in leadership as Mercy Medical Center in Ardmore, OK.

Garry quickly advanced to become a distinguished healthcare executive, serving as CEO to various hospitals and healthcare systems including Kindred Hospital, Cornerstone Hospital in Austin and the Westlake Diversified Medical System. Most recently, Garry served as Vice President and General Manager of Crown Energy Company and Crown Energy Resources, LLC. [Read More]