Feature

The following people received Presidential Citations from APA President Pat DeLeon, PhD, JD, in September for outstanding service in mental health work:

  • Jacqueline L. Shannon, president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Board of Directors, for her national leadership and advocacy for the mentally ill and their families, including serving as president of TEXAMI (now NAMI Texas) and as chair of the NAMI State Presidents Council.
  • Paul L. Craig, PhD, for his leadership in promoting the availability of psychological services to rural and frontier populations through his service on the APA Council of Representatives for Alaska, the APA Committee on Rural Health, with the Alaska Psychological Association.
  • Susan Mandel, PhD, for her vision, leadership and advocacy as a psychologist in the public sector and for her guidance in expanding the Pacific Clinics, which offer multicultural and multilingual health-care services, from one site in 1980 to 46 sites today. As the president and chief operating officer of Pacific Clinics, she helped establish the Pacific Clinics Institute and has overseen a growing predoctoral clinical psychology internship program. Mandel is also chair of the California Mental Health Planning Council.
  • Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD, for being a visionary who has consistently predicted the course of psychology for more than half a century. To meet the challenges presented by these changes he established a long series of successful national organizations, bringing seemingly impossible, pioneering visions to reality.

--D. SMITH