The Creen Cross Pin & Medallion

The Highest Award Class

The Green CrossProject  Committee was originally formed as the Order of the Green Cross by the Malta Obedience of the Military & Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus fo Jerusalem.   After the unification of the Paris and Malta Obediences, the organization passed on the insignia and program to the Principality of Tomania.

The Committee is charged with recognizing outstanding volunteerism in the fields of medicine and health and Human services.  The honoree is presented with insignia and a ceremonial brevet detailing their accomplishments.   There are a number of medal and ribbon vaariations in both full size and miniature versions.  Persons honored can be doctors, nurses, health care workers, social service volunteers and any one making the effort to improve the human condition.  The honor can also be presented to an organization.   A nomination form is available by email to 

The Green Cross Project, long headed by HE Chev. Tomas P. Westgaard, has now been placed under the direction of Douglas Files, MD, and awards will commence during the fall and winter of 2015.  Other members on the committee include Mary Moses, Vickie Jimmerson and Jan Knowles.

Green Cross Project Committee --- Prior Awards

Merit Awards

Date Award To Whom

12-05-1997 Special Class I Dean Madeline Wake Marquette School of Nursing

12-05-1997 Special Class III Ms Stacy Lange Marquette School of Nursing

02-10-1998 Nurse Scholarship Class I RADM Faye Abdellah U.S. Public Health Service

12-07-1998 Nurse Scholarship Class II Mary Rowe Rosecky Private Practice

01-01-2002 Hospitallers Class I Dr. Fritz M. Zaunbrecher, MD Luke Society & Private Practice

10-07-2002 Special Class I Dean Jack Brooks Marquette School of Health Sciences

10-07-2002 Special Class II Tim Gengembre Marquette School of Health Sciences (PA Program)

Patron Awards

02-08-1994 Patron Leonard McCue, Attorney, St. Petersburg, FL

08-04-1994 Patron Thomas P. Westgaard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

02-29-1996 Patron RADM Kenneth Moritsugu, Deputy Surgeon General, Virginia


The Awards for 2015 will be announced November 28th at the Annual Deck the Halls gathering at Apsley Manor.   All membes are invited to attend.