To nominate an ACHP member for this award, please complete the form below by August 20th 2023.

Award and Recognition

The recipient will be awarded
The award recipient will be honored with:

  • A distinguished plaque,
  • $50 gift card
  • One-year membership to the ACHP
  • Registration and a one-night hotel stay for the NCCHC Fall Conference

The recipient will be recognized during the ACHP annual meeting. It is ACHP’s expectation that the recipient attends the NCCHC Fall Conference, if at all possible. The Academy seeks to minimize the financial burden of this request by covering conference registration and a hotel stay.

The recipient will be notified in September, and will be recognized in ACHP communications and during the NCCHC Fall Conference.


​2022- Margaret Collatt Service Award Winner- Dr. Toya Kelley

The Academy of Correctional Health Professionals would like to congratulate Dr. Toya Kelley, LCDR, PHS, MEDU, IHSC, ERO, ICE on receiving the 2022 Margaret Collatt Award!  The award was presented at the Annual Academy Membership Meeting on October 23, 2022. Dr. Toya Kelley is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with training and expertise in correctional medicine and population health. Her passion and commitment throughout her career have always been the advancement of evidenced-based medicine to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Kelley currently serves as the Deputy Chief of the Medical Education and Development Unit for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps (IHSC). She is considered a national expert in clinical education for detention healthcare, ensuring that over 1700 employees in 21 detention facilities across the country are competent to provide premier healthcare to the most international and multicultural, vulnerable population of 400,000 detainees. Prior to her current role, she served as Clinical Director of a medium security federal prison and Medical Director of a prestigious White House clinic in which she led a team of healthcare providers impacting the health of generals, admirals, White House staff, congressmen, senators and U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Dr. Kelley commissioned as an active duty officer in the United States Public Health Service in 2015 and holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In light of her professional excellence, Dr. Kelley has been recognized many times, earning Top Doctor of Who’s Who 2020, South Carolina Innovative Partner Award, a nomination for the National Minority Equality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award in 2018 and the 2017 Military Health Systems Female Physician Leader Award. Although her career has been filled with highlights, she is especially proud of receiving the Humanitarian Response Medal for her oversight and direction of critically ill patients during the Harvey, Irma and Maria hurricanes. 

Information for Nominators

The Margaret Collatt Service Award recognizes a member of the ACHP who has made exceptional contributions to correctional healthcare by their service to professional education and training within the field.

The purpose of this award is to emphasize and highlight the commitment of Academy members to contributing to the excellence of the current and future professional correctional healthcare workforce.


Candidates for this award must have demonstrated:

  • Exceptional service to the field of correctional healthcare via educational or training activities,
  • A generosity of time and/or skills either formally or through their everyday work and participation in correctional health education or training, and
  • Leadership, dedication, and/or innovation in educational and training activities within the field.

Examples of such service might include (but are not limited to) curriculum or training content development, in-person or online education, one-on-one mentoring, leadership in organizational training programs or activities, or research and publication related to education for correctional health professionals.


To be eligible to receive this award, an individual must be a current member of the ACHP in good standing.



Margaret Collatt Service Award

Previous Winners:

2021- Susan Laffan, CCHP-A, CCHP-RN

2020- Mary V. Muse, MS, RN, CCHP-A, CCHP-RN

2019 - Sue Smith