Founders Award

Founders AwardThe Founders Award was created in 1999 in honor of those who founded this agency, to recognize individuals, foundations, corporations, community organizations and others who have made outstanding contributions that further the mission of Peer Assistance Services.

2016

Clare Hooper, Board Member and Founder, Peer Assistance Services, Inc. (posthumously)
Joe Valdez, Pharmacist/Owner La Jara Pharmaceutical Center, Inc.
Senator Pat Steadman, Denver Legislator Colorado General Assembly

2015

Don Davis, MS, Board Member and Treasurer, Peer Assistance Services, Inc. (posthumously)
Christie Donner, Executive Director, Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Mary Weber, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Specialty Coordinator, Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Nursing, University of Colorado College of Nursing

2014

Kelly Perez, Human Services Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor
Jeannie Ritter, Mental Health Ambassador, Mental Health Center of Denver
Tonya Wheeler, Executive Director, Advocates for Recovery

2012-2013

Jeff Downing, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, National Jewish Health
John Fabiano, Broader Horizons  (posthumously)
Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy; President, Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force

2011

Randi C. Wood, LCSW, DCSW, CEAP, Director of Colorado State Employee Assistance Program
Eric Goplerud, PhD, NORC, the University of Chicago

2010

Kerry B. Broderick, M.D.
CeDAR—Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation
Howie Madigan
The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr., Governor of Colorado

2009

Division of Behavioral Health
Colorado Nurses Association

2008

Joe Stommel, MS
Representative Anne L. McGihon, MSW, JD
Tony’s Market

2007

Robert Aukerman, MSW
Harold Bober, RPh, PhD (posthumously)

2006

Jan Bender, RPh
Crossroads Turning Points, Inc.
Michelle Sandel, DVM
Troy Fox, DDS
Carmelita Muñiz

2005

Colorado Dental Association
Vforge, Inc.
Phillip Aragon, BS
Michael L. Johnson, RPh
Clare Sandekian, MS, RN, CNS, CAC III

2004

Joann Adkins, BSN, RN
Howard Landesman, DDS, M.Ed
Thomas Crowley, MD
Robin Mower, PharmD
Russ Brakel, BS
Jody Gingery, M. Ed, RN

2003

Brett Kessler, DDS
David Thompson, PhD
Pam Gillen, RN, ND
John Jones, Parole Officer
Talbott Recovery Campus

2002

Jane Klein, RN
Kim Laudenslager, RDH
Val Kalnins, RPh
DeVonna Anthony, NCAC II, CAC III

2001

John Bauman, DDS
Lola Fehr, RN
Roger Portfolio, RPh
Addiction Research and Treatment Services

2000

Gene Bloom, DDS
Tom Stock, RPh
The Harmony Foundation

1999

St. Anthony Hospitals
Kelly Fulton, RN
Valley Hope Association