2016 Awards

The following awards were presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the RESNA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. RESNA congratulates all of the awardees, and thanks them for their contributions to the field of rehabilitation engineering & assistive technology, and for their service to the organization. 


Maureen Linden, MS

Honorary Fellow

William E. Field, Ed.D

Joey Wallace, PhD

Student Design Competition TREAT Award

Sponsored by the Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances & Technology (TREAT)

Devika Patel, Stanford University

Samuel McFarland Memorial Mentorship Award

Geoffrey Fernie, PhD, P.Eng

Leadership Award


Emerging Leader Award

Mary Goldberg, PhD

Distinguished Service Award

Patricia Bahr, MSE, ATP, RET

Certificates of Appreciation 

For Board Service:

  • Denis Anson, MS, OTR
  • Jaime Arasz Prioli, ATP
  • Patricia Bahr, MSE, ATP, RET
  • Anne Cronin, PhD, OTR/L
  • Maureen Linden, MS
  • Alex Mihailidis, PhD, P.Eng
  • Cindi Pichler, ATP, CRC

For Standards Committee Officers:

  • Mary Alexlson, Former Secretary, Cognitive Accessibility
  • David Brienxa, PhD, Chair, Cupport Services
  • Kimberly Bruksch, Secretary, Adaptive Sports Equipment
  • Chris Weyl, Vice Chair, Support Services

For Exemplary Service on the Student Design Competition Committee:

Emma M. Smith, MScOT, ATP/SMS

David McNaughton, PhD