AVAPL Honorees

2014 Honorees

Antonette Zeiss Distinguished Career Award
Robert Zeiss, Ph.D.

Leadership Award
Joel Mitchell, Ph.D.
R. Keith Shaw, Ph.D.


Professional Service Award
Elizabeth Gifford, Ph.D.
Christopher Watson, Psy.D.

Special Contribution Award
Loretta Braxton, Ph.D.
Kathleen Lysell, Psy.D.

James Besyner Early Career Award
Megan McCarthy, Ph.D.

Past President

Mary Levenson, Ph.D.


Antonette Zeiss Distinguished Career Award

2010 Antonette Zeiss (Award Established) VACO
2011 Robert Gresen VACO (Retired)
2012 Daniel Kivlahan VACO
2013 Russell Lemle San Francisco
2014 Robert Zeiss VACO (Retired)

 

James Besyner Early Career Award

2011 Andrea Zartman North Texas
2012 Samuel Wan San Francisco
2013 Maggie Chartier San Francisco
  Peter Shore VISN 20
2014 Megan McCarthy San Francisco

 

Professional Achievement and Distinguished Career Awards

1996 Cecil Peck Central Office (Retired)
1997 Thomas B. Horvath VA Headquarters
1998 (apparently none)  
1999 Kenneth W. Kizer VA Headquarters
2000 (none)  
2001 Alexander Boeringa Houston (Retired)
  Richard McCormick VISN 10 (Retired)
2002 (none)  
2003 Rod Baker San Antonio
  Walter Penk Bedford
2004 Celia Michael Albuquerque
2005 (none)  
2006 Edmund J. Nightingale Minneapolis
2007 Doug Gottfredson Retired
  Dana Moore OIG
2008 Richard Carothers Oklahoma City (Retired)
  Robert Gresen VACO (Retired)
2009 Kathleen McNamara Honolulu
2010 None  
2011 None  
2012 None  

 

Leadership Award

1979 Jack Griffiths Danville
1980 Roy Brenner Hines
1981 Joseph F. Sanders Togus
  S. J. Williamson Jefferson Barracks
1982 Sid Cleveland Houston
1983 Oakley Ray Nashville
  Harold Dickman Palo Alto
1984 G. D. (Woody) Carnes Bay Pines
1985 (apparently none)  
1986 Georgette Bellucci Highland Drive
1987 Bill Davis Hines
1988 Phillip Laughlin Knoxville
1989 M. Rae Barnes Little Rock
1990 Terence M. Keane Boston
1991 Al Paige Seattle
1992 Edmund Nightingale Minneapolis
1993 Kenneth A. Klauck Milwaukee
  Frank W. Milling Murfreesboro
1994 Patrick A. Boudewyns Augusta
1995 Joseph B. Sutter, Jr. Salisbury
1996 Orville J. Lips North Chicago
1997 Rodney R. Baker San Antonio
1998 Christine M. LaGana Baltimore
1999 Richard A. McCormick VISN 10
2000 Scott Murray VISN 2
2001 Dale Cannon VACO/MHSHG
2002 James Breckenridge Palo Alto
  Samuel N. Stern Baltimore
2003 Russell Lemle San Francisco
2004 Mary Jansen VA Central Office
2005 June Malone Albuquerque
2006 Robert Kerns West Haven
2007 Michael Neale NEPEC
  Gary Wolfe Greater Los Angeles
2008 Jeffrey Burk North Florida/South Georgia
  Richard Greenblatt Hines
2009 David Drummond Portland
  Patricia Resick Boston
2010 Mary Schohn VISN 2
2011 Charles Drebing Bedford
2012 Amy Street Boston
2013 Robert Zeiss VACO/OAA
2014 Joel Mitchell Puget Sound
  R. Keith Shaw Durham

 

Professional Service Award

1979 Evelyn Crumpton Brentwood
1980 (apparently none)  
1981 Philip G. Hanson Houston
1982 Michael Keown Grand Junction
1983 Walter O’Connell Houston
1984 Dennis M. Donovan Seattle
1985 Gary Williamson Highland Drive
1986 Ronald Hobler Castle Point
1987 Steven Percente Highland Drive
1988 Gerald J. Mozdzierz Hines
1989 Robert R. Hutzell Knoxville
  Kirk A. Parry Little Rock
1990 Kenneth F. Kopel Houston
1991 George Stocking Miami
1992 Matthew Zarantonello Battle Creek
1993 Keith A. Druley Coatesville
1994 Paul T. Ingmundson San Antonio
1995 Kathleen McNamara Honolulu
1996 Kathie Larson Seattle
1997 John A. Schinka Tampa
1998 Christopher N. Bacorn San Antonio
1999 Kerry Lynch Milwaukee
2000 Carroll Ohlde Topeka
2001 Ronald Pekala Coatesville
2002 Marci Mylan Minneapolis
2003 Sandra Lundgren Minneapolis
2004 Jay Arthur Rice San Antonio
2005 None  
2006 Jennifer Moye Boston
2007 Russell Lemle San Francisco
2008 Stephen Getsinger San Antonio
  Wayne Siegel Minneapolis
2009 Timothy O'Farrell Boston
2010 David Carroll VA Central Office
  Kenneth Major San Antonio
2011 Gary Wolfe Greater Los Angeles
2012 Mark Hinterthuer Little Rock
2013 Marcia Hunt NEPEC
2014 Elizabeth Gifford Durham
  Christopher Watson Salisbury, NC

 

Special Contribution Award

1998 Russ Newman APA
  Randy Phelps APA
1999 Jonathan Cummings Retired
2000 Rodney Baker San Antonio VAMC
  Steve Cavicchia Coatesville VAMC
  Bob Gresen VACO
  Russell Lemle San Francisco VAMC
  Paul Nelson APA
2001 Thomas Garthwaite VACO
2002 Ray Fowler APA
  Linda Johnson VACO/Academic Affiliations
  Terence Keane Boston
2003 Jeffrey Burk Gainesville
2004 None  
2005 None  
2006 Robert A. Zeiss VACO/Academic Affiliations
  James W. Williams VA Central Office
2007 Patrick DeLeon APA/U.S. Senate
  Pamela Fischer Oklahoma City
2008 June Malone Albuquerque
2009 None  
2010 Jeffrey Burk VA Central Office
  Lisa Kearney San Antonio
2011 Rodney Baker San Antonio
2012 Lisa Brenner VISN 19 MIRECC
2013 Manuel Garcia VACO
2014 Loretta Braxton Durham
  Kathleen Lysell VACO

 

Past Presidents

1977 - 1979 Oakley S. Ray (Nashville)
1979 - 1980 Harold R. Dickman (Palo Alto)
1980 - 1981 Sid Cleveland (Houston)
1981 - 1982 Jonathan W. Cummings (Washington, DC)
1982 - 1983 Rodney R. Baker (San Antonio)
1983 - 1984 Phillip R. Laughlin (Knoxville, Iowa)
1984 - 1985 Orville Lips (North Chicago)
1985 - 1986 Tom W. Patterson (Topeka)
1986 - 1987 Thomas W. Miller (Lexington)
1987 - 1988 Kenneth L. Bloom (Bronx)
1988 - 1989 Kenneth A. Klauck (Milwaukee)
1989 - 1990 Georgette Bellucci (Highland Drive)
1990 - 1991 Dale Cannon (Dallas)
1991 - 1992 Edmund Nightingale (Minneapolis)
1992 - 1993 Robert D. Kerns (West Haven)
1993 - 1994 Alexander Boeringa (Houston)
1994 - 1995 Christine LaGana (Baltimore)
1995 - 1996 Patrick A. Boudewyns (Augusta)
1996 - 1997 Stephen Cavicchia (Coatesville)
1997 - 1998 Robert C. Gresen (Milwaukee)
1998 - 1999 Matthew J. Blusewicz (Northern California)
1999 - 2000 Jeffrey P. Burk (North Florida/South Georgia)
2000 - 2001 Peggy J. (Cantrell) Krieshok (Kansas City)
2001 - 2002 Judith E. Patterson (Brooklyn)
2002 - 2003 Kenneth Adams (Ann Arbor)
2003 - 2004 Steve Holliday (San Antonio)
2004 - 2005 Terence M. Keane (Boston)
2005 - 2006 Kathleen M. McNamara (Honolulu)
2006 - 2007 Jamie Adler (Madison)
2007 - 2008 Steven Lovett (Palo Alto)
2008 - 2009 Mark Hinterthuer (Little Rock)
2009 - 2010 June Malone (San Antonio)
2010 - 2011 George Shorter (North Florida/South Georgia)
2011 - 2012 Pamela Fischer (Oklahoma City)
2012 - 2013 Mary Levenson (Bay Pines)

M. Rae Barnes (92-93), Dick Blumberg (93-94), and James Besyner (09-10) were President-Elect.

 

With special gratitude to the late Dr. Jon Cummings, for many years the AVAPL Historian, for providing much of the information in this program.