Fifth annual awards

2021 Women of Watson Health Recognition Award winners and runner-ups

The WoWH Recognition Awards are a way to recognize Watson Health employees for their exemplary work and contributions to the Watson Health team. Please join us to congratulate and celebrate the award winners and nominees.

The Newcomer Award

Awarded to an employee from any Watson Health Team who quickly made a tangible impact on the team or a client in their first 12 months at IBM.

Alexis Mills

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Performance Marketing Manager 
Winner 

Vinay Patlolla

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Cloud DevOps Engineer  
Winner 

John Maneno

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Clinical Content Specialist 
Runner-up 

The Career Sherpa Award

Awarded to an employee from any Watson Health Team who has gone above and beyond to help you and/or others excel in your current role while still preparing for future opportunities.

Mary Herzak

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GTM Communications and Enablement Program Director
Winner

Jeremy Clement

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Director, Watson Health Marketing 
Runner-up

Michelle Carlough

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Sr. Design Manager
Runner-up

The Super Glue Award

Awarded to an employee from any Watson Health Team who goes above and beyond to do right by the client while also maintaining positive team morale.

Frances Larkin

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GHHS Analytics Business & Offering Lead 
Winner

Jaimie Gorman

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Product Manager
Winner

Ajith Joy

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System Engineer
Runner-up

Ellie Katz

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Operations Project Manager
Runner-up

The Health Tech Hero Award

Awarded to an employee in a technical or SME role who uses deep technical skills or healthcare knowledge to have a tangible business impact.

Harish Chiluka

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Customer Experience Team
Winner

Máire Regan

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Technical Lead – Watson Care Manager
Runner-up

Sara Cobb

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Implementation Manager
Runner-up

The C-Suite Award

Awarded to an employee in a leadership position. This person demonstrates the ability to rally and motivate a team to achieve a goal and demonstrates key leadership qualities including the traits in IBM’s mission-trust and personal responsibility.

Audrey Veitas

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Global Marketing Leader, Imaging
Winner

Angela Hofmeister

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Associate Partner, EDW Delivery & GHHS Testing
Runner-up

Jennifer Nix

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Editorial Manager
Runner-up

The MVP Award

Awarded to an employee from any Watson Health team who is invaluable to the success of their team and goes above and beyond to contribute to the successes of other teams and clients, beyond their direct reporting chain.

Meredith Hilt

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Thought Leadership Marketing
Winner

Shannon Reilly

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Product Marketing Manager
Winner

Anna Moore

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Client Relationship Manager
Winner

The Ruth Leach Amonette Award

is named for Ruth Leach Amonette, IBM's first female VP. This award goes to an employee on any Watson Health Team, a person who persevered through struggles, pivots and continuous change with dedication, vision, motivation and strength.

Elaine Mahon

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Program Director, Watson Care Manager & GHHS Analytics
Winner

Amy Johnson-Morin

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Sr. Client Success Manager
Runner-up

Beth Benoit

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Project Manager, IT Operations
Runner-up