West Virginia Association Of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors, Inc.
We would like to say congratulations to the following 2021 WVAADC Award winners:
Bill Perkins Presidential Award – MTA – Mountain Transit Authority
President’s Impact Award – SOZO
Partnership Award – Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
“Journey to the Profession Higher Education Scholarship” – Jessica McDaniels
Distinguished Service Award – Frankie Tack
Russ Taylor Award – Dr. Lindsay Acree
New Frontier Award – Mallory Sutphin
Counselor of the Year – Tanya Lilly
Bill Perkins Scholarship – Annette Johnson & Patrick Vaughn
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WVAADC Board takes pride in recognizing and awarding outstanding commitment and dedication in the field of addiction treatment and prevention. Please nominate a colleague who deserves to be recognized!
2019 Award Winners:
WVAADC Counselor of the Year: Tiffany Pittman
Distinguished Service Award: Carol Moscar
Russ Taylor Addiction Awareness Awards: Lou Ortensio and Jean Haller
“Journey to the Profession Higher Education Scholarship”: Valerie Staskey
Bill Perkins Presidential Awards: Heather Sharp-Spinks, Marc Jackson and Carole Robison
WVAADC Partnership Award: Bureau for Behavior Health Facilities
New Frontier Award: Sara Williams
Award Nominations are being accepted year round for 2022:
Awards Nomination Form
New Frontier Award The individual honored with the New Frontier Award is someone who is new to the field of Addictions Treatment. They must have been in the field for two (2) years or less and have demonstrated commitment and dedication in efforts through treatment, education, or other avenues to advance in the field of addictions, treatment and prevention.
Distinguished Service Award The individual honored with the Distinguished Service Award is someone who has demonstrated commitment and dedication in efforts through treatment, education, or other avenues in the field of addictions treatment and prevention.
WVAADC Counselor of the Year Award The recipient of this award is one who represents what we all strive for: commitment and dedication to the profession and treatment of addicted individuals. This addiction professional is one we will recognize as having the qualities and dedication to be named WVAADC’s Counselor of the Year.
Russ Taylor Award This award can be presented to any person who has shown a dedication to the field of addictions in various ways. This person does not need to be a member of WVAADC. Areas of work or participation to be considered for this prestigious award are prevention, treatment and recovery. The nominee should have substantial participation on local, state, or federal levels within our profession.
Journey to Higher Education Award
criteria- the nominee does not have to be a member, however, members are given preference; The nominee has to have an intent of becoming an addictions counselor and can be an associate, bachelors or masters student. We require proof of student status by showing a student ID and enrollment.
Jim Hearn Scholarship Awards In February 2013 The Jim Hearn Scholarship Fund was established. Named after one of our founding fathers and 1st President of WVAADC. Jim reached out and helped those in need on a regular basis, whether it was his clients or a colleague. WVAADC each year honors Jim by presenting scholarships with hopes of inspiring upcoming individuals in the treatment of addictions. This enables individuals to attend WVAADC sponsored events with little to no cost. These individuals are nominated by WVAADC members however they do not have to be a member. These individuals are either interested in or working in the field of addictions. We love to get newcomers to our events!
Scholarships are available to assist individuals who are financially unable to attend WVAADC events. Full scholarships cover registration and lodging costs. Partial scholarships cover registration costs. Any WVAADC member in good standing may submit nominations. Consideration will be given to individuals who are WVVAADC members obtaining certification or pursuing a degree in the addiction profession. All nominations should include the nominee’s name, address, phone number and an overview why this person would benefit from attending the 2020 WVAADC Conference.
If YOU CAN HELP, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
This is our award recipient history to the best of our abilities. http://www.wvaadc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Award-History.pdf
If you know of other recipients or corrections please send them to: email@example.com Thank you.