2022 Distinguished Service Awards

The Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PAPRS) is pleased to announce the individuals and Psychiatric Rehabilitation agencies or programs which have distinguished themselves in their commitment to the principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation in 2022. Awards are given in the four categories listed below. Award winners will be honored at the PAPRS Annual conference on April 29, 2022, during the Closing Ceremony of the Virtual Conference from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm.

 

Distinguished Career Award
This award is to honor an individual who, throughout their career, has effectively promoted the development and implementation of psychiatric rehabilitation services in Pennsylvania.  Nominations are open to members of PAPRS/PRA who are credentialed in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and have no less than 10 years experience in psychiatric rehabilitation. 

           2022 DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD

Phil Braun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    Philip Braun

For His Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatric Rehabilitation 
 
Distinguished Advocate Award
This award is to honor an individual who has advocated for the inclusion of psychiatric rehabilitation services in their organization, county, region, and/or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Nomination for this award is open to mental health staff, persons in recovery, family members and public administrators. 

         2022 DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE AWARD

 

Rita Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      Rita Lane

For Her Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatric Rehabilitation
 
Distinguished Practitioner Award
This award is to honor an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the principles and ethics of psychiatric rehabilitation in their work with persons in recovery.  Nominations are open to mental health direct care and/or supervisory staff who are either an individual member or work for an organizational member of PAPRS/PRA.

    2022 DISTINGUISHED PRACTITIONER AWARD

Debbie Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 Debbie Ferguson

For Her Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatric Rehabilitation
 
Outstanding Program Award
This award is to honor an agency or program within an agency, which operates psychiatric rehabilitation that effectively meet the needs of persons in recovery.  Nominations for this award are open to Psychiatric Rehabilitation agencies or programs that have been in operation for no less than 3 years and are organizational members of PAPRS/PRA.

 

           2022 OUTSTANDING PROGRAM AWARD

Glade Run EPIC

 

 

 

                      Empowering People in Communities (EPIC)
  EPIC assists adults who struggle with serious, persistent mental health 
       diagnoses develop the necessary skills to overcome the functional 
            impairments they experience as a result of their mental health.
For Their Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatric Rehabilitation