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2013 National Council Honorees

Each year, the National Council for Behavioral Health honors those who inspire us to fight against mental illness and addiction. Through its Awards of Excellence, the National Council spotlights the innovative and inspirational efforts of individuals and organizations — consumers and family members; behavioral health professionals, clinicians, leaders, and volunteers; provider organizations; and community partners — who are changing the lives of children, adults, and families living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

 


2013 HONOREES

WELCOME BACK AWARDS: COMMUNITY SERVICE

Winner
Lois and Sam Bloom
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Program of Significance
Candice Crawford
The Outlook Clinic, Orlando, FL

WELCOME BACK AWARDS: Destigmatization

Winner
Alison Malmon
Active Minds, Washington, DC
Program of Significance
David Granirer
Stand up for Mental Health, Vancouver, British Columbia

WELCOME BACK AWARDS: Lifetime Achievement

Winner
Major General (ARMY Ret.) Mark Graham and Carol Graham
Colorado Springs, CO
Winner
Michael Kuhl
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Louisville, Louisville, KY

WELCOME BACK AWARDS: Primary Care

Winner
Dr. Geogy Thomas
Dayspring Family Health Center, Jellico, TN
Program of Significance
Teen Health Connection
Charlotte, NC

WELCOME BACK AWARDS: Psychiatry

Winner
Timothy Florence, MD
Washtenaw Community Support and Treatment Services, Ypsilanti, MI
Program of Significance
Kelly Askins, MD
Volunteer State Health Plan of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

Reintegration Awards: Achievement

Winner
Elliott Steele
Vincent House, Pinnellas Park, FL
Program of Significance
Carol Jean Garner
Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center, Montrose, CO

Reintegration Awards: Advocacy

Winner
Dylan Henry, Morgan Henry, Travis Henry, and Mari Antclif
Hope and Advocacy, Helena, MT
Program of Significance
Fred Frese, Ph.D.
Hudson, OH

Reintegration Awards: Artistic Contribution

Winner
Works of Heart Art Event and Auction Family Service & Guidance Center
Topeka, KS
Program of Significance
Rebecca Atkins
Second Step Players, Norwich, CT

Reintegration Awards: Clinical Medicine

Winner
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services (CABS)
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Reintegration Awards: Education

Winner
Fountain House
New York, NY
Program of Significance
The Jed Foundation
New York, NY

Reintegration Awards: Employment

Winner
Thresholds
Chicago, IL
Program of Significance
Mental Health Center of Denver
Denver, CO

Reintegration Awards: Housing

Winner
Main Street Housing, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Program of Significance
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
New York, NY

Reintegration Awards: Mentorship

Winner
Bipolar Babe, Andrea Paquette
Victoria, British Columbia
Program of Significance
Greg Dicharry
Magellan Health Services, Phoenix, AZ

IMPACT AWARDS

Excellence in Behavioral Health Management

Winner
Grafton Integrated Health Network
Winchester, VA
Program of Significance
Vinland National Center
Loretto, MN

Excellence in Health Information Technology

Winner
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Providence, RI
Program of Significance
Riverbend Community Mental Health Center
Concord, NH

Excellence in Service INNOVATION

Winner
Burke Center Mental Health Emergency Center
Lufkin, TX
Program of Significance
Southeast Mental Health Services
La Junta, CO

Mental Health First Aid Community Impact

Winner
Austin Travis County Integral Care
Austin, TX
Program of Significance
Fairfax-Falls Church CSB Mental Health First Aid Initiative
Fairfax, VA

Visionary Leadership

Winner
Joe Dziobek
Fellowship Health Resources, Inc., Lincoln, RI
Winner
Jose Frietze
Families and Youth, Inc., Las Cruces, NM
Winner
Heather Gates
Community Health Resources, Windsor, CT
Winner
David Johnson
Navos, Seattle, WA
Winner
George Kimes
Pennsylvania Community Providers Association, Pennsylvania
Winner
Dan Ranieri
La Frontera, Tucson, AZ
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