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David J. Greenburg Service Award




AHLA is pleased to announce that the 2014 David J. Greenburg Service Award has been awarded to Elisabeth Belmont, Corporate Counsel of MaineHealth in Portland, ME. The award was presented to Ms. Belmont on June 28, 2014 at the AHLA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Ms. Belmont is a longtime leader in AHLA, serving as President of the Board of Directors from 2007-2008 and as chair of numerous committees, including the Executive, Public Interest, Finance, Programs, and Nominating Committees, as well as the Health Information Technology Practice Group. Ms. Belmont is the current Chair of the In-House Counsel Program Planning Committee, and is a frequent speaker and author with AHLA.

“Elisabeth is absolutely dedicated to the Association. She was an extraordinary President of AHLA and has contributed more than any other individual to our public interest mission," said AHLA Immediate Past President Kristen B. Rosati. "She has encouraged so many people to become involved in the Association, and is the embodiment of its collegial nature."

Ms. Belmont’s dedication to AHLA’s public interest activities is unwavering. Serving on the Public Interest Committee nine times, she has authored, edited, or co-authored more than ten publications, including the newly-updated Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions (available for free download).

AHLA presents the David J. Greenburg Service Award annually to an individual who has shown great loyalty to the Association throughout his or her career, and who has made significant contributions to the growth and life of AHLA. 

The award is named after David J. Greenburg who was instrumental in the formation of both the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and the National Health Lawyers Association. AHLA’s success today is due in large part to Mr. Greenburg’s creativity, entrepreneurship, and vision.   


Winners of the David J. Greenburg Service Award

2014 - Elisabeth Belmont
2013 - Harvey M. Tettlebaum
2012 - Almeta E. Cooper
2011 - Robert W. Miller
2010 - Douglas A. Hastings
2009 - Beth Schermer
2008 - Sanford V. Teplitzky
2007 - Richard G. Cowart
2006 - Michael F. Anthony
2005 - Gary W. Eiland
2004 - Thomas K. Hyatt
2003 - Glen A. Reed
2002 - Robert L. Johnson
2001 - Anne H. Hoover
2000 - Gary Scott Davis
1999 - J.D. Epstein, Leonard C. Homer, Phillip A. Proger
1997 - James L. Hall, Jr.
1996 - Joel L. Michaels
1995 - Alan S. Goldberg
1994 - Dale H. Cowan
1993 - Alice G. Gosfield
1992 - Thomas C. Fox
1991 - Leonard C. Homer
1990 - David J. Greenburg


David J. Greenburg

David J. Greenburg (1925-2007) was the founder of both the Academy of American Healthcare Attorneys in 1967 and the National Health Lawyers Association in 1971, the organizations that came together to form AHLA. David was interested in creating a specialty of health law, and he worked tirelessly to create a collegial community of professionals helping each other and the public. David's commitment to excellence, his ability to motivate, his vision, his warmth and his love of life touched his colleagues and his staff in a fundamental way. David is gone, but his spirit lives on in AHLA's members and its staff.

The American Health Lawyers Association presents the David J. Greenburg Service Award to an individual who has shown great loyalty to the Association throughout his or her career and has made significant contributions to the growth and life of the Association. The award is presented annually at the Board dinner at the Annual Meeting.



Read memories and recollections submitted by those colleagues, members, and friends who knew David Greenburg.

Read David J. Greenburg's obituary from The Washington Post, November 19, 2007.

Read the tributes to David J. Greenburg that appeared in our membership magazine.

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