Lana Van Auker

Title: Recreational Therapist, Educator
Company: Trumbull Memorial Hospital
Location:  Canfield, Ohio, United States


  • Activity Professional Association (president, 1994-1996) (president, 2001-2003)
  • American Cancer Society (volunteer, 1980-Present)
  • American Heart Association (1986-1996)
  • Dance for Heart (1980-1986)
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Pennsylvania Activity Professional Association (president, 2001) (speaker, 2001)
  • SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators), formerly, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • State of Ohio Physical Fitness Advisory Board (member, 1996-1997)
  • United States Amateur Ballroom Dance Association (vice president, 2002-2003)
  • Youngstown Photographic Society, Youngstown Camera Club (treasurer, 1990-Present)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2012)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2009, 1997-2004)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2003-2008, 1996-2000)
  • Recipient, Resident Activity Association Excellence Award, Ohio State Convention (2008)
  • 1st Place, Photo Contest, Youngstown State University (2007)
  • Recipient, Excellence Award, State Activity Personnel Convention, Columbus, OH (2007)
  • Ballroom Dance Gold Medal, Senior Olympics (2006)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2005)
  • 1st Place, International Library of Photography (2000)
  • 1st Place, Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award (1998-1999)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1997)
  • Scholar, Youngstown State University (1986-1989)

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