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2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Our Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony was held as a part of our annual conference on Friday, May 5th, 2017.  Our guest speaker was State Representative Marlene Anielski of the 6th Ohio House District. State Representative Marlene Anielski is currently serving her fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 6th House District, which includes portions of southeastern Cuyahoga County.

2017 Honorees
Those being recognized for their outstanding achievement in promoting and providing mental health services in 2016 are:

The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award: Michael Trzcinski
Mental Health Family/Caregiver AwardJohn and Pat Chapman
Cultural Competence in Mental Health AwardYesh Tikvah
Mental Health Provider AwardDr. Sue MarascoDirector of the Education Resource Center,
    May Dugan Center
Eugene Brudno Memorial Organization AwardThe Centers for Families and Children
Mental Health Teen Award: Annella Fernandez
Mental Health Innovator Award: Katherine Proehl, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
    The Centers for Families and Children
Lifetime Achievement Award: William M. Denihan, Chief Executive Officer

    Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County 

2016 Annual Meeting Award Honorees

Those being recognized for their outstanding achievement in promoting and providing mental health services in 2015 are:

The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer AwardJaime Lynn Smith
Mental Health Family/Caregiver Award: Therese Norris
Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award: Debra Brown, BSW
    Manager of Supportive Parenting, Beech Brook
Mental Health Provider Award: Denise Ayers, LSW
    Compeer Program Coordinator, Far West Center
Eugene Brudno Memorial Award:  Donald Sykes
Managing Director, PsychBC

Mental Health Teen Award: Life Act
Mental Health Innovator AwardEwald Horwath MD
    Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, 
Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth     Program, Associate Clinical Directorof the Family Care Service Line at MetroHealth
Local Community Leader of Year: Judge Ed Wade
    Cleveland Municipal Court


2015 Annual Meeting Award Honorees

Those being recognized for their outstanding achievement in promoting and providing mental health services in 2014 are:

The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award: Jai Meno 
Mental Health Family/Caregiver Award: Anne McCabe 
Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award: Cynthia Cekanski  
Mental Health Provider Award: Roberta Taliaferro 
Eugene Brudno Memorial Organization Award: Cuyahoga County Adult Probation Mental Health Unit 

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