State Leadership Conference
The following awards were presented to psychology advocates at the State Leadership Conference this year:
State Legislator of the Year Award: Kevin B. Sullivan (D-West Hartford), president pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate, for his leadership in achieving comprehensive mental health parity in Connecticut.
APA Outstanding Leadership Award: Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.), U.S. House of Representatives, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of patients and their right to quality mental health care.
Federal Advocacy Coordinator Awards: David Hayes, PhD, federal advocacy coordinator, Ohio Psychological Association, for his leadership in advancing psychology through federal advocacy initiatives in Ohio; Jennifer Kelly, PhD, federal advocacy coordinator, Georgia Psychological Association, for her leadership in advancing psychology through federal advocacy initiatives in Georgia.
APA Practice Organization Special Citation: Stanley R. Graham, PhD, former APA president and former New York State Psychological Association president, for his support of practitioners and the APA Practice Organization.
Committee of State Leaders State Leadership Award: Jeffrey Barnett, PsyD, member, APA Council Representatives, president-elect of Div. 42 (Independent Practice), for his outstanding service on behalf of state advocacy as a leader of the Maryland Psychological Association and for demonstrating national leadership and achievement through significant contributions that pertain to state issues.
Div. 31 (State Psychological Association Affairs) Outstanding State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association (SPTPA): Illinois Psychological Association, for providing a model for other associations to emulate.
Div. 31 Outstanding Executive Director of a State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association: Nancy Gordon Moore, PhD, executive director, Kentucky Psychological Association, for her outstanding achievements, including inspiring greater member involvement.
APAGS Award for an Outstanding State or Provincial Psychological Association of the Year: Pennsylvania Psychological Association, for superior performance in promoting graduate student development, involvement and joint APAGS/SPTPA membership.