As of March 30, the following psychologists have received Presidential Citations from APA President Pat DeLeon, PhD, JD, and APA President-elect Norine G. Johnson, PhD, for outstanding service in mental health work.
Beverly H. Thorn, PhD
Lorriane Mangione, PhD
Daniel J. Reschly, PhD
Robert Mendelsohn, PhD
Thomas K. Fagan, PhD
Frank L. Collins, Jr., PhD
Collie W. Conoley, PhD
Varda Shoham, PhD
Nancy S. Elman, PhD
Joseph W. Bascuas, PhD
Leon D. VandeCreek, PhD
Citation for: Distinguished service to the scientific discipline and profession of psychology in their leadership roles as an important part of the planning committee of the conference "Creating Our Future: Doctoral Education in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology."
Judith Worell, PhD
Citation for Outstanding work and tireless commitment to enhancing the status of women, in society and as professionals, and a long-standing promotion, support and contributions to feminist scholarship.
Barbara Kerr, PhD
Sharon Robinson Kurpius, PhD
Citation for: Her leadership in developing model research-through-service programs for increasing women's participation in science. As a result of their National Science Foundation-sponsored model projects, "Talented at-risk girls: encouragement and training for sophomores" and "Girls into engineering, math and science," similar projects are flourishing in high schools and colleges throughout the country.
Gerald P. Koocher, PhD
Citation for: His work for this profession, which is varied and praiseworthy; ethics, finance, insurance trust, critical care, forensics, practice. His work in so many areas, and his upwards of 70 days each year spent in that work has been remarkable and is deeply appreciated.
Charles L. McKay
Citation for: His honesty, integrity, dedication, fiscal management skills, and tireless work in support of American psychology, which have assured APA's financial stability into the new millennium. "We honor him with our gratitude, pride, affection and this Presidential Citation, none of which, to his great relief, will require a budget increase."
Henry Tomes, PhD
Citation for: His outstanding character, multiple talents and high achievement, which are universally acknowledged. APA gives its highest regards to those who demonstrate excellence in advancing psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare, which Tomes has done through his numerous, distinguished and lifetime contributions to our nation.
Norman B. Anderson, PhD
Citation for: His distinguished leadership in an important and visible public service position. Anderson has imprinted upon the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health a high standard of scientific excellence, and a creative, cooperative spirit, to marshal the talents of behavioral and social scientists to advance the nation's health. This citation is presented in gratitude for his example of integrating public service into a distinguished scientific career, and for his many accomplishments for the behavioral and social sciences at the National Institutes of Health. (This award was presented by Norine Johnson.)
Karen Zager, PhD
Citation for: Her service in Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) as its Bulletin editor, publications chair, treasurer and president. Throughout her years of service, she has shown a gracious and collaborative style of leadership. She is a role model for valuing and balancing professional and family life.
Michael J. Sullivan, PhD
Citation for: His tireless dedication and commitment to serving the interests of psychology through the state, provincial and territorial psychological associations. Sullivan, of the APA Practice Directorate, has mastered the art of blending professional and public interests in his work on behalf of the state and provincial psychological associations.
Mamie C. Balajadia, PhD
Citation for: Developing, advocating for and insuring passage of the Guam Collaborative Practice Act, which provides prescriptive authority to psychologists in Guam. Their work serves as a sentinel achievement and will provide a history of successful use of psychopharmacology by psychologists to benefit their patients.
The Honorable Judy Ann Buffmire, PhD
Citation for: Her outstanding accomplishments in the service of the public as a member of the Utah House of Representatives, and her leadership in the practice of psychology as president of the Utah Psychological Association. She holds the distinction of being the first state legislator to serve as president of a state psychological association.
The Honorable Donna E. Shalala, PhD
Citation for: Her strong leadership and tireless efforts to improve the health, mental health and overall quality of life for all Americans. Her numerous accomplishments include making health care available to millions of uninsured children; leading the crusade against breast cancer and domestic violence; advocating for improved AIDS treatment; safeguarding children through widespread immunization and restrictions on tobacco; and striving to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. (This award was presented by Norine Johnson.)
E. Mavis Hetherington, PhD
Citation for: Recognition of her exceptional service to psychology, her productive scientific contribution to child and adolescent development, her broad contribution to knowledge about the effects of family constellation and her leadership in academic psychology. On the occasion of her retirement, it is an honor and privilege to recognize this distinguished psychologist who has served the academy, the sciences and the public so well.
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