Previous APHA Executive Director Citation Winners

 2016  Joyce R. Gaufin
 2015  Burton Wilcke, Jr., PhD
 2014 Jonas Salk, MD, FAPHA (Posthumously)
 2013 Shelley A. Hearne, DrPH
 2012
Jeffrey Levi, PhD
 2011 Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
 2010 Lyndon Haviland, DrPH, MPH
 2009 Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN
 2008 Melvin Douglas Shipp, OD, DrPH, MPH
 2007 Alan R. Hinman, MD, MPH
 2006 Elizabeth Zelazek, RN, MS
 2005 Omar A. Khan, MD
 2004 Louise A. Anderson, MSN, RN
 2003 Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 2002 Gerald M. Eggert, PhD, MSW
 2001 Marvin J. Rubin, DPM
 2000 Beth Benedict, RN, DrPH, JD
 1999 Patricia D. Mail, MPH, DrPH, JD
 1998
Shirley F. Randolph, MSPH
 1997 Margaret Beaman, PhD, RN
 1996 Berttina B. Wentworth, PhD
 1995 George Hardy Jr., MD, MPH
 1994 Herbert Semmel, JD