2021 Ollie Jo Bozeman Excellence in Administrative Professionalism Award


Belinda Stewart

Scottish Rite for Children

Belinda Stewart’s primary role at Scottish Rite for Children is as executive assistant to the president and CEO, Robert L. “Bob” Walker. But during her 33-year tenure at Scottish Rite, she has learned to wear countless hats throughout the day. She is a Scottish Rite ambassador, historian, educator, mentor and wrangler of 40-plus trustees.

Her successful career is due to her dedication to children’s health and serving others with a can-do attitude and giving spirit. Stewart’s commitment to Scottish Rite’s mission of giving children back their childhood is unsurpassed. She is always happy to help. She leads by example with a passion for serving patients and supporting staff.

In Stewart’s executive assistant role, she manages a team while also working with administrative and medical leadership. She coordinates with department leaders to ensure clear, consistent direction throughout the organization.

Stewart’s role as the primary liaison between Scottish Rite for Children and its board is a significant task given the large group of trustees from around the state. Her job requires exceptional communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of personalities.

Stewart does not hesitate to tackle new challenges. She rises to the challenge of sustaining the culture built throughout the last 100 years that makes Scottish Rite such a special place. Colleagues describe her as the gold standard by which they measure others.

Stewart is an extraordinary administrative professional. She embodies the qualities for which the excellence in professionalism award stands. Her peers contribute her success to her focus on Scottish Rite’s culture of child-focused care, respect, integrity, accountability andnexcellence.

The level of professionalism, attention to detail and endless capacity that Stewart exhibits are greatly valued and appreciated by Scottish Rite trustees.