The National Council Awards of Excellence recognize individuals and organizations working to strengthen behavioral health care, enhance access to care and support our communities with visionary leadership. Since this is our 50th year, we are rolling out the red carpet to celebrate!
This year there are categories recognizing clinicians, organizations, doctors, caregivers, treatment teams, peers and more.
2019 Awards of Excellence Celebration
The Awards of Excellence celebration will have it all – topnotch entertainment, heartfelt speeches and golden trophies. Join us in Nashville on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, during NatCon19 as we celebrate the Awards of Excellence honorees.
Distinguished Service Award The Honorable Patrick Kennedy
Visionary Leadership Emily Jenkins, Arizona Council of Human Service Providers
Visionary Leadership David Evans, Integral Care
Visionary Leadership Louis Dekmar, LaGrange Police Department, IACP
Visionary Leadership Mike Hogan, Hogan Health Solutions
Visionary Leadership Mark Fontaine, Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
Doctor of the Year Lloyd Sederer, MD New York State Office of Mental Health
Peer Support Worker of the Year Trish Bleth, Terros Health
Excellence in Whole Person Care Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
Excellence in Addictions Treatment Howard Center
Excellence in Behavioral Health Care ManagementSponsored by Mental Health Risk Retention Group and Negley Ozark Center Excellence in Advocacy Organizational Achievement Sponsored by Sunovion Mental Health Association of New York State
Excellence in Advocacy by an Elected Official Sponsored by Sunovion Representative Sara Feigenholtz, Illinois State Legislature Excellence in Advocacy Individual AchievementSponsored by Sunovion Marie Williams, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Excellence in TechnologySponsored by Qualifacts IMPOWER Inc.
Excellence in Mental Health First Aid Community Impact Health360