Bobbie O’Hare Impact Award

This award was created to honor our founder of the regions, Bobbie O’Hare. Region volunteer award recipients demonstrate a superior level of leadership in the regions while developing a boldly inclusive community at local and regional level.

Nomination Process: NextUp Region Board members nominate and individual from their region and the award recipient is selected in collaboration with Bobbie O’Hare


Every Regional Leadership Team may nominate one of their leaders who demonstrates impact by opening minds, developing capacity, and creating opportunity. Each individual nominee is recognized as its Region’s ‘Best of the Best.’ One nominee will be awarded the Bobbie O’Hare Impact Award.

Nomination Form

2024 Winner

2024 recipient coming soon!

Previous Winners

2023 Recipient

Jenni Skiba, NextUp Cincinnati

2022 Recipient

Ebony Wyatt, NextUp Twin Cities

2021 Recipient

Jill McIntosh, NextUp Cincinnati

2019 Recipient

Kelly Rolader, NEW Atlanta

2018 Recipient

Kristine Pettoni, NEW Atlanta

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