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Awards Criteria and Nominations
2020 IARP Virtual Conference – Awards Criteria and Nominations
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IARP, IALCP, and FLCPRR Award Information

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IARP 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.  Retired can be considered.  

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • Active professional member of IARP (suggested minimum of 20 years of continuous active membership).
  • Involved in all aspects of IARP membership at the section, chapter and international levels including attending conferences.

PAST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

Paul Deutsch – 2007
Bill Roberts – 2008
Janine Holloway – 2012
Thomas Selman – 2014
Steven Shedlin – 2015
Mary Barros-Bailey – 2016 
Rick Robinson – 2017
Steve Yuhas – 2018


IARP 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. 

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • Active professional member of IARP (suggested minimum 2 to 5 years of continuous active membership).
  • Volunteers services or personal resources at both the chapter and international levels.
  • Inspires or motivates other members to participate in volunteer service. 
  • Donates the "Gift of Time" and financial or material resources (e.g., donate office space to non-profit group activities).
  • involved in mentoring programs.
  • service to conferences (e.g., initiating or participating in Veterans' services outreach).
  • shares personal experiences and assists in the professional development of newer/less experienced members, even when they may be enhancing the qualifications/skills of competitors. 
  • Someone whose volunteer activities are "Making a Difference" in the professional and larger community.

PAST OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AWARD WINNERS

C. Jeannie Lehowicz – 2007
Bill England – 2008
Patrick Lee Dunn – 2012
Robert (Bob) Pare – 2015
Elizabeth Watson – 2016
Michelle McBroom-Weiss – 2017
Matthew Sprong – 2018


IARP 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 commitment to the rehabilitation profession, and has made significant and notable contributions both to the organization and profession throughout his/her career.  

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • Active professional member of IARP (suggested at least 5 years of continuous active membership).
  • Involved in all aspects of IARP membership, at the section, chapter and international levels including attending conferences.
  • Inspires people to be involved.
  • Willing to share ideas and experience.
  • speaks or participates in professional presentations.
  • writes articles/published.
  • shares personal experiences with newer members.
  • involved in other activities of their own professional development as well as that of their peers
  • Someone whose leadership activities are "Making a Difference" in the professional and larger community.

PAST OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Katherine Dunlap – 2015
Lynne Tracy – 2016
Amy Vercillo – 2017
Michelle Aliff – 2018


IARP 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.

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA:
  • Any professional member of IARP practicing for 5 years or less is eligible for this award.

PAST EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Elizabeth Skyles – 2015
Emily Veith – 2016
Matthew Sprong – 2017
Hantac Chang – 2018
Sara Statz – 2018



The Foundation for Life Care Planning and Rehabilitation Research is now under the umbrella of IARP.  The FLCPR has historically presented the Life Care Planning awards.  You will notice this year the call for nominations is coming from two groups.  The awards have been divided between the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) section and The Foundation for Life Care Planning and Rehabilitation Research (FLCPRR) based on the intent of the award.

International Academy of Life Care Planners Awards

Outstanding Life Care Planning Educator 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 commitment to the rehabilitation profession, and has made significant and notable contributions both to the organization and profession throughout his/her career.  

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • Criteria for this award include demonstrated evidence of significant contributions to the dissemination of life care planning knowledge.
  • The candidate should have teaching experience at the university level (but there may be other evidence to supplant this criterion).
  • It is expected that candidates will demonstrate effective life care planning education through in-person or online classes, conference presentations, publications (peer and non-peer reviewed) and/or other means of disseminating life care planning related knowledge. Community service related to life care planning is also expected.

PAST LIFE CARE PLANNING EDUCATOR AWARD WINNERS

Debra E. Berens, Ph.D., CRC, CCM, CLCP – 2010
Richard Paul Bonfiglio, MD – 2011
Christine A. Reid, Ph.D., CRC, CLCP – 2012
Barbara Baptiste, M.Sc., CCRC, CLCP – 2013
Terry Winkler, M.D., CLCP – 2014
Patricia A. Costantini, RN, MEd, LPC, CRC, CCM, CLCP, LNCC, D-ABVE, CNLCP – 2015
Mary Barros-Bailey – 2016
Tanya Rutherford-Owen – 2018


Life Care Planner Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement award is to be given by this committee when a deserving recipient is found; an annual award is not necessary. 

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • Active professional member of IARP (suggested at least 5 years of continuous active membership).
  • Involved in all aspects of IARP membership, at the section, chapter and international levels including attending conferences.
  • Nominations may come from committee members as well as external to the committee.
  • Recipients of this awards are expected to have contributed significantly to the body of literature in Life Care Planning.
  • Additionally, there is an expectation that this person would have advanced the field through word and/or deed.
  • The individual can be considered based on their work in teaching life care planning, direct work with evaluees  (applied life care planning), advances in the applications of Life Care Planning and/or significant improvements in the networking capabilities of Life Care Planners.
  • Any activity that enhances the reliability and validity of the Life Care Planning process and advances not only the process but also the advancement of the practice of Life Care Planning can be considered.
  • It is essential that to be considered the potential recipient be known within the Life Care Planning community for maintaining the highest personal and professional ethical standards.
  • No actions against their licensure or certifications should be in their background.

PAST LIFE CARE PLANNER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

Paul M. Deutsch, Ph.D., CRC, CDMS, CCM, LMHC, CLCP – 2003
Horace W. Sawyer, Ed.D., CRC, CLCP – 2004
Roger O. Weed, PhD, CRC, LPC, CCM/R, CLCP/R, CDMS/R, FNRCA, FIALCP – 2005
Susan Riddick-Grisham, RN, BA, CCM, CLCP – 2006
Patricia L. McCollom, RN, MS, CRRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, FIALCP – 2007
Julie A. Kitchen, CDMS, CCM, CLCP – 2008
Terry Winkler, M.D., CLCP – 2009
William R. Goodrich CRC, CCM, CLCP, ABVE-D, NCC, AAPMF – 2011
Debra Berens, Ph.D., CRC, CCM, CLCP – 2013
Karen Preston, PHN, MS, CRRN, FIALCP – 2014
Christine Reid, PH.D., CRC – 2015
Terri Sue Patterson – 2017
Nancy Mitchell, MA, OTR/L, CLCP, FIALCP – 2018
Dan Bagwell – 2019



Foundation for Life Care Planning and Rehabilitation Research Awards 2020

The Foundation for Life Care Planning Research and Rehabilitation (FLCPRR) has established an Awards committee with representatives from the FLCPRR board. Three categories of Awards will be recognized and may be given annually. It is the intention of the FLCPRR to maintain each of these Awards at the highest level of Standards and to give the Awards only when a deserving recipient is found. These Awards will only be awarded on an annual basis when the Awards committee, in its recommendation to the full Board of the FLCPRR, deems that a deserving individual or research project or paper meets the designated criteria. See below for a description of each Award category:

Patricia McCollom/FLCPRR Research Award

For Research that:

  • Meets the highest standards of design, methodology, and analysis.
  • Contributes to the field of Life Care Planning.
  • Provides meaningful data that can be applied directly to the Life Care Planning and case management practices.

The Research Award is meant to encourage individuals to perform research in Life Care Planning. It is to be given by the Awards committee only when a deserving recipient is found; not necessarily annually. The committee can choose to undertake a search for nomination candidates and can look to their respective organizations for insights into appropriate applicants however anyone can submit nominations from outside the committee.

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • For the Research Award, the Foundation Board expects an individual to have made a significant contribution not only to the body of literature in Life Care Planning but to the everyday practices of Life Care Planners and either directly or indirectly to the lives and well-being of people with disabilities.

PAST PATRICIA McCOLLOM/FLCPRR RESEARCH AWARD WINNERS

James Kruase, Ph.D. – 2008
Jamie L. Pomeranz, Ph.D., CLCP, CRC – 2010
Michael J. DeVivo, Ph.D – 2011
Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D., ABPP, FACRM – 2012
Paul Wehman, Ph.D. – 2014
Irmo Marini, Ph.D., CLCP – 2015


Sheri Jasper Memorial Recognition Award

The Awards committee will present an award to an individual who exemplifies the consummate professional and who continues to be a positive influence in the advanced specialty practice of Life Care Planning. The Award is not necessarily restricted to life care planning professionals but is given to a deserving recipient who has significantly contributed to and/or positively impacted the practice of life care planning in meaningful ways. Furthermore, it is expected to only be awarded when a deserving person is identified and therefore may or may not be an annual event.   

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • Evidences a consistent positive, supportive, friendly and encouraging attitude toward colleagues.
  • Seeks out new professionals at conferences and facilitates introductions to others to help begin the networking process.
  • Exemplifies a willingness to go the extra mile with good humor and perseverance (such as helping staff at conferences by volunteering or assisting in resolving problems).
  • Mentors others without expectation for personal gain.
  • Is a model for others in promoting life care planning (advancing the specialty practice, speaking about life care planning in positive ways, offering new visions, developing new concepts or practices, serving on committees, collaborating with others, etc.)
  • Supporting research in Life Care Planning and disability through the Foundation for Life Care Planning Research and Rehabilitation, University based research projects or in any fashion that is useful to the Life Care Planning Community

PAST SHERI JASPER MEMORIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WINNERS

Dan Bagwell B.S.N., CCM, CDMS, CLCP, R.N. – 2011
Heidi L. Fawber, M.Ed., LPC, CRC, CCM, CLCP – 2012
Steven A. Yuhas, M.Ed., CRC, CLCP, CCM, NCC, CBIS – 2013
Gerri Pennachio, MA, CRC, CCM, CVE – 2014
Ann Maniha, RN, CLCP, CMC – 2015
Debbe Marcinko – 2017
Tracy Albee – 2018
Dana Penilton – 2019


Graduate Student Dissertation/Thesis of the Year Award

The student paper award is designed to encourage either post graduate students in Life Care Planning training programs or Graduate Students in Rehabilitation programs with an interest in Life Care Planning to submit papers for review.

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA: 
  • The paper can be either a qualitative or research based project but must be within a defined topic of Life Care Planning or Rehabilitation Services.
  • There is no specific word or page limit but the student is encouraged to write as appropriate for submission to the Journal of Life Care Planning or The Rehabilitation Professional.
  • Papers that have already been published in the Journal of Life Care Planning, The Rehabilitation Professional or other relevant rehabilitation journals will also be considered.
  • Recipients of the student paper award are expected to submit for dissemination in an IARP sponsored forum.   

Nominations for these awards should include:

  • A letter of nomination, including name of nominee, job title, reason for the nomination
  • Copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae

PAST GRADUATE STUDENT DISSERTATION/THESIS OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

Noel A. Ysasi, Ph.D – 2015
Rigel Piñón – 2017



Deadline for submittal is September 27.

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