Patricia L. Kanan Award for Outstanding Service

In 2008 the Charitable Trust Board of Trustees established the “Patricia L. Kanan Award for Outstanding Service”.  This award named for our most generous and dedicated benefactor to date is presented as a way to acknowledge individuals who have provided outstanding service and/or contribution to our cause.  At the Trustees discretion this award may be presented to one or more individuals at the Charitable Trust Banquet held at the conclusion of our National Specialty.

Bettina (Tina) Sterling
2014 Recipient

On April 24, 2014, the seventh “Patricia L. Kanan Award for Outstanding Service” was presented to Tina Sterling and Carol Williams longtime supporters of the ACKCSC, as well as Trustees of the Charitable Trust since it's begining.

Tina Sterling has been in the world of Cavaliers for 30 years.  Her professional career was in medicine and medical management as a Medical Administrator, Office/Clinic Manager and eventually an OB-Gyn Nurse. From the beginning her interest has always been in the area of CKCS health.  Tina has displayed an admirable ability to interact with the Canine Health Foundation and to also translate and interpret the details and nuances of the studies and grants being considered by the ACKCSC Charitable Trust.  

These two talented and dedicated ladies work as a team.  As Patty K. likes to describe them, "a well oiled machine".  Together they are formidable representatives of our breed.  They have both showed an uncanny ability to maneuver through the politics and detail needed to work effectively with the AKC's Canine Health Foundation.