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|2018 IARP Annual Conference — Conference Recap and Awards|
2018 IARP Annual Conference Award Ceremony
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
For the individual professional member who has demonstrated a history of distinguished service or life-long commitment to the rehabilitation profession and has made significant and notable contributions both to the organization and profession throughout his/her career.
Steve Yuhas – NOMINATED BY DEBBE MARCINKO
Steve has been a contributing member of IARP for many years. One of the first to be certified in Life Care Planning. He has dedicated his professional career to rehabilitation since 1985 in case management, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, and Life Care Planning and through his participation with IARP and IALCP has always reached out to mentor others. His company, The Directions Group founded in 1994, further reinforced his commitment to rehabilitation. He was awarded the Sheri Jasper Recognition Award for contributions and dedication to Life Care Planning in 2013 and has served on countless committees and boards for IARP and is currently President of IARP.
2018 Emerging Professional Award
For the individual professional member who has expanded the role of rehabilitation professional through IARP participation, leadership, volunteering, and/or professional growth, thereby representing and promoting the mission of IARP to a larger audience.
Hantac Chang – NOMINATED BY EMILY VEITH
Sara Statz – NOMINATED BY MICHELLE MCBROOM WEISS
2018 Outstanding Leadership Award
For the individual professional member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the service of IARP, either at the section level, international level, or within a particular chapter. He or she is committed to the rehabilitation profession, and has made significant and notable contributions both to the organization and profession throughout his/her career.
Michelle Aliff – NOMINATED BY AMY VERCILLO, MATTHEW SPRONG & LESLIE LLOYD
Amy Vercillo said that Michelle has demonstrated superior academic, business, membership and professional direction for the SSVE section, IARP as an organization and Rehabilitation Counseling as a profession and that she possesses a perfect combination of knowledge, energy and leadership ability. She is effective, knowledgeable and has made a substantial contribution to the field.
Matthew Sprong said that Michelle works very hard to promote the mission of IARP to rehabilitation professionals within the field and has made countless contributions to IARP and our field including:
Leslie Lloyd said that Michelle has provided outstanding leadership for the past 15 years as she willingly shares her experience and wisdom with other professionals. She tirelessly leads the SSVE board, has held numerous positions within several professional associations and contributes to the profession by making presentations and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Michelle has and will continue to make a difference in the lives of many of her clients, students, Board members, IARP members and many others in the rehabilitation profession.
Outstanding Professional Member Award
Volunteerism can occur outside of the umbrella of IARP activities or in IARP sponsored charities (i.e. Kids Chance). For purposes of evaluating candidates, the volunteer activity would predominantly be within IARP or those charities sponsored by IARP or IARP recognized chapters.
Matthew Sprong – NOMINATED BY NATALIE MAURIN KOOP & NOEL YSASI
Natalie Maurin Koop said that in addition to his tremendous service record to other professional organizations, he commits a substantial amount of time to serve IARP on committees and boards. He is constantly motivating students and others in the rehabilitation field to get involved in IARP
Noel Ysasi said that Matthew’s intellectual ability, not only carries over from his private work, his experience as a program evaluator, educator, researcher, and leadership qualities, but his true passion for establishing high standards within the counselor education profession. He generally challenges others to maintain a level of rigor and works to ensure a quality education to the students. Matthew’s personal characteristics and demeanor are those of a highly focused individual who is accustomed to rolling up his sleeves and doing the hard work. Regarding research, Matthew has approximately 31 publications since 2012 and is considered one of the leading researchers in our field. He is a dedicated professional seeking to enhance the profession.
Elizabeth Watson 2016-2018
Outstanding Chapter Award Goes to the Washington Chapter
For the chapter that devotes countless volunteer hours and creative energy in order to proved outstanding work as they educate their members and promote the profession.
IARP WA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members at Large
Washington State has a membership of 167 members with 9 highly engaged, intelligent, professional Board members that create a successful team. They are committed to preserving the vocational rehabilitation counseling profession and are cultivating training that will help all VRCs get up to date information about job search in the modern age (ie: Linkedin, applicant tracking software, etc.) They work hard to stay in touch with students regarding the private sector options in vocational rehabilitation and are working with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries to revamp the entire vocational rehabilitation process.
Foundation for Life Care Planning Research (FLCPR) Awards
Sheri Jasper Memorial Recognition Award - Given in recognition of an individual's contributions to the life care planning community that exemplify the consummate professional and who continues to be a positive influence in the specialty practice of Life Care Planning through their consistent positive, supportive, friendly and encouraging attitude toward colleagues. Presented to Tracy Albee, PHN, BSN, RN, LNCC, CLCP, FIALCP
Outstanding Life Care Planning Educator Award - Given in recognition of an individual's significant contributions to the education of Life Care Planners through teaching, research, publications, conference presentations, community service and guidance. Presented to Tanya R. Owen, PhD, CRC, CLCP, LPC, CDMSFLCPR Lifetime Achievement Award - Given to an individual in recognition of their dedication and countless contributions to the specialty practice of life care planning. Recipients of this award have contributed significantly to the body of literature in life care planning, have advanced the specialty practice of life care planning through word and/or deed, and are known for maintaining the highest personal and professional ethical standards. Presented to Nancy Mitchell, MA, OTR/L, CLCP, FIALCP
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