Awards

Each year, the Association of Social Work Boards publicly acknowledges the accomplishments and service of members of social work regulatory boards and staff of regulatory boards.

In 2020, the awards program was paused in order to recognize all member board members and staff for their work during this year of unusual and difficult circumstances related to COVID-19.

Up to two regulatory board members receive the Sunny Andrews Award. And up to two individuals receive the Glenda McDonald Board Administrator Award. The Board of Directors accepts nominations each spring.

Contact Volunteer Engagement & Outreach Senior Manager Melissa Ryder at 540.829.6880, ext. 3060, or email at mryder@aswb.org.

Sunny Andrews Award

For Outstanding Commitment to Social Work Regulatory Board Service

Each year, the Association of Social Work Boards will publicly acknowledge up to two volunteer members of social work regulatory boards in its member jurisdictions for contributions to their individual boards. The honor is named for Sunny Andrews of Nebraska, a past president of the association.

Recipients of the Sunny Andrews Award may be nominated by any member or staff member of an ASWB member board, a member of the ASWB Board of Directors, or a member of the ASWB staff. Awards will be presented each year at the annual meeting. All information sent in support of any nomination for the awards will be kept confidential.

Nominees should have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to board service to their individual boards. To nominate someone, please submit a narrative explaining in detail how the nominee has shown commitment in his or her own jurisdiction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Upholding the integrity of a member board’s functioning and processes
  • Enforcing the ethical performance of a member board
  • Giving selflessly of personal time and effort to support the work of a member board

 

Glenda McDonald Board Administrator Award

For Outstanding Commitment to Social Work Regulatory Board Service

Each year, the Association of Social Work Boards will publicly acknowledge up to two staff members of social work regulatory boards in its member jurisdictions for contributions to their individual boards.

Recipients of the Glenda McDonald Board Administrator Award may be nominated by any member or staff member of an ASWB member regulatory board, a member of the ASWB Board of Directors, or a member of the ASWB staff. Awards will be presented each year at the annual meeting. All information sent in support of any nomination for the awards will be kept confidential.

Nominees should have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to board service to their individual boards. To nominate someone, please submit a narrative explaining in detail how the nominee has shown commitment in his or her own jurisdiction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Promoting the ethical, responsible, and effective functioning of a member board
  • Facilitating a fair, efficient, and responsible process for legal regulation in a member jurisdiction or on behalf of a member board
  • Educating the public and the profession on legal regulation

Sunny Andrews Award winners

2019 Robert Payne Idaho
2018 Jay Miller Kentucky
2017 Judy Haspel Louisiana
Beatrice Traub-Werner Ontario
2016 Richard Gregory Alberta
2015 Anwar Najor-Durack Michigan
Barbara Whitenect New Brunswick
2014 Timothy Martel Brown Texas
2013 Kenneth Middlebrooks Minnesota
2012 Treasa Glinnwater Montana
Mark Oldham Oregon
2011 Joy Leuthard Oklahoma
2010 Marcia Heitz Illinois
Claude Leblond Québec
2009 Sheila Renaud-Finnegan New Hampshire
Jerry Satterwhite Alabama
2008 Jeanne McGuire Texas
Jacqueline Shellington Louisiana
2007 Jonathan Ball New York
2006 David Neal Michigan
2005 Patrick Wolberd Montana
Taylor Aultman
Louisiana
2004 Dan Wheelan
Rhode Island
2003 Mary Burke
Maryland
Doug Knight Wisconsin
2002 Evelyn Seaton Oklahoma
Jane Anker South Carolina

Glenda McDonald Award winners

2019 Emily DeAngelo Louisiana
2018 Richard Silver Québec
Stan Weinstein Maryland
2017 Kim Frakes Nevada
2016 David Hamilton New York
2015 Lisa Crockwell Newfoundland & Labrador
2014 Ruthie Bain Arkansas
2013 Richard Hazel Saskatchewan
2012 Kris Chiles Nebraska
Rae Ramsdell Michigan
2011 Rod Adachi Alberta
Evelyn Brown Virginia
2010 Susan Foster Florida
2009 Micki Lilly North Carolina
Kate Zacher-Pate Minnesota
2008 Carol Tellinghuisen South Dakota
Rose Tuana Nevada
2007 Troylene Jones Arkansas
Debra Rinaudo Arizona
2006 Ben Foster Virginia
2005 Vanessa Beauchamp Missouri
Emily Efferson Louisiana
2004 Suzanne McKenna
New Brunswick
2003 Alison MacDonald Alberta
Suzanne Pevey Louisiana
2002 Elizabeth Buys Oregon