DEBRA L. FISCHER GIBBON
SAFETY MANAGEMENT AWARD
This award is presented annually to the occupational health nurse who receives the highest score on the previous year’s American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) Safety Management (SM) certification exam.
This award has been established to honor Debra Lynn Fischer Gibbon, a former Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist
(COHN-S) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP), who lost her life on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. A senior vice president for AON Risk Services, Ms. Gibbon coordinated services for the company’s top clients. “She was one of those people who would walk into a room and people would listen to what she had to say. She inspired confidence, even in strangers.” Ms. Gibbon worked for 17 years in the area of occupational health and safety.
The 2013 Debra Fischer Gibbon Excellence Award is presented to:
Martha (Marty) McKay, RN, MS, COHN-S/CM/SM
Ms. McKay's educational preparation includes a diploma in Nursing from the Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Widener University and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Eastern University in St. David's, Pennsylvania.
Marty's nursing career spans over 25 years. She began her nursing career in the Medical-Surgical units of Riddle Memorial Hospital. Her Occupational Health career began at Boeing Helicopters. Her experiences have included 21 years at Pfizer (formerly Wyeth Pharmaceuticals) and currently as an Occupational Health Nurse consultant at GlaxoSmith Kline (GSK) in the Research and Development Facility. Marty became certified in 1994 as a COHN-S, obtained her Case Management (CM) certification in 2002 and her Safety Management (SM) credential in 2012.
Marty took time out in the year 2000 to marry James McKay. Marty and James have two sons, Nathanael (11) and Seth (10).
Marty is also very active in AAOHN. She currently serves as the treasurer of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses and is an active member in the Delaware Valley Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses.