Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D., professor in the graduate program of the Rhode Island College School of Social Work, was honored as the inaugural recipient of the ASWB Contributor Award. The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions through exemplary support, leadership, or regulatory research activities that advance social work regulation and its public protection mission and who is not directly affiliated with ASWB. This award is presented in the year when a recipient is chosen.
Emily DeAngelo, administrator of the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, received the 2019 Glenda McDonald Board Administrator Award for Outstanding Commitment to Social Work Regulatory Board Service. DeAngelo has been the administrator of the Louisiana board for 11 years and employed by the board for more than 20 years. She first won this award in 2005.
Robert Payne, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho, received the 2019 Sunny Andrews Award for Outstanding Commitment to Social Work Regulatory Board Service. Payne served as a member of the Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners for 20 years, finishing his final term on July 30, 2019. He was appointed to the regulatory board in 2000 and last served as board chair in 2016.
The Glenda McDonald and Sunny Andrews awards are given annually and are named after social work regulators who exemplified the attributes and character of outstanding board members through their service to their individual jurisdictional boards.