Debra L. Fischer Gibbon Excellence in Occupational Health Nursing Award

This prestigious award is presented annually to the occupational health nurse who receives the highest score on the previous year’s Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S) certification examination.

This award has been established to honor Debra Lynn Fisher 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.  Ms. Gibbon worked for 17 years in the area of occupational health and safety. 

The 2017 Debra L. Fischer Gibbon Excellence in Occupational Health Nursing Award is presented to:

Peter Mott, BSN, MPA, RN, COHN-S


L-R: BOD Denise Matthews presenting Peter Mott with his award.

Peter started in the medical field as a US. Army Radiologic Technologist where he was able to take night college courses and earn an US Army Green to Gold Scholarship to go to nursing school. He attended State University of New York at Brockport and received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his commission as a US Army 2nd Lieutenant.

During his Army Nurse Corp career he had various assignments as an Army Public Health Nurse and was able to obtain his Masters in Public Health from Western Kentucky University. Upon his retirement from Active Duty Army he had an opportunity to work as an Army Public Health Nurse at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox Kentucky. When an opening came available in the Occupational Health Clinic he took on the new challenge. He is currently responsible for the daily operations of the Ireland Army Health Clinic Occupational Health Section to ensure pre-employment exams, medical surveillance programs, return to work exams, and work-site hazard assessments are completed. He looks forward to using his new COHN-S certification to improve the clinic and the services that are provided to the Soldiers and DoD Civilians that the clinic serves.

Peter and his wife Michele have two children that are currently enrolled in college. With the children in college both Peter and Michele enjoy bicycle riding and kayaking.

Congratulations Peter on your outstanding achievement!