2003 Awards

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2003 RESNA Awards

Award of Appreciation

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Susie Leone
For 20 years of dedicated service to RESNA


Certificates of Appeciation

The following individuals were cited for their 3 years of service on the RESNA Board of Directors:

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Kim Adams

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Peggy Barker

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Jim Lenker


Certificates of Appreciation

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William Ammer
For all efforts involved in the revision of standards on wheelchair test equipment, and support of the development of standards for stand-up wheelchairs

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Carrie Brown
For all efforts involved in serving as Chair of the Special Interest Group Committee

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Ann Eubank
For all efforts involved in serving as Chair of SIG-09, Seating & Wheeled Mobility

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Rita Hostak
For all efforts involved to achieve systems change to make acquisition of Assistive Technology a reality for consumers

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Michael Lawler
For all efforts involved in serving as Co-Chair of the RESNA 2002 Conference

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Barbara Levy
For all efforts involved in serving as Chair of the Professional Specialty Group Committee

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Dennis Rollinger
For all efforts involved in the development of wheelchair standards on electromagnetic compatibility

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Jill Sparacio
For all efforts involved in serving as Chair of the Education Committee

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Ed Steinfeld
For all efforts involved in serving as Chair of SIG-19, Universal Access

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Linda Szczepanski
For continued efforts regarding recruitment and coordination of RESNA Conference volunteer staff

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Holly Yanco
For all efforts involved in serving as Chair of SIG-13, Assistive Robotics & Mechatronics

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Dave Wilkie
For all efforts involved in serving as Co-Chair of the RESNA 2002 Conference


Certificates of Appreciation

The following individuals were cited for their work on the development of the CPT Code for Assistive Technology Assessment:

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Linda Botten (AOTA)

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Rhea Cohn (APTA)

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Leslie Davidson (AOTA)

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Helene Fearon (APTA)

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Mary Foto (AOTA)

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Leslie Lloyd (AOTA)

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Jim Nugent (APTA)

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Judy Thomas (AOTA)


Certificates of Appeciation

The following individuals were cited for their work as Student Design Competition judges

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Sherrie Edwards

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Gilbert Fink

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Joy Hyzny

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Shelley Sandow

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Nic Steenhout

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Richard Weir


Distinguished Service Awards

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Denise Yamada Axelson
For all efforts involved in the Sore Butts Competition, Technical Standards Board, and the revisions to the ISO ANSI/RESNA Standards on wheelchairs and seating

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David Brienza, PhD
For all efforts made on behalf of consumers and the field to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

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Stephen Sprigle
For all efforts made on behalf of consumers and the field to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel


Leadership Award

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US Department of Agriculture - TARGET Center
For provision of accommodations to its employees, and for the leadership it provides to other federal agencies in the area of worksite accommodation


Mentor Award

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Paul Schwartz, MSIE, ATP, RET
For outstanding guidance and instruction provided to students in the academic environment and to professionals in continuing education venues


RESNA Fellows

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Denis Anson
For outstanding efforts including the areas of student training, grass roots dissemination of information on Assistive Technology, authoring of journal and proceedings articles and books, coordination of the RESNA Tech Lab, and as a critical link between the members of RESNA and AOTA

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Glenn Hedman
For outstanding efforts including the areas of Rehabilitation Engineering design, leadership of a masters level concentration on Rehabilitation Technology, authoring of journal and proceedings articles and book chapters, leadership provided to RESNA through roles as SIG-14 Chair, RE-PSG Chair, and Board of Directors, and further development of the Mobile Assistive Technology service delivery concept


Also Awarded at The Conference:

Outstanding Achievement in Research and Development

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Rory A. Cooper

US Department of Veterans Affairs

US Department of Veterans Affairs


Best Lab Coat

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Ray "ErgoMan" Grott

Best Lab Coat Honorable Mention

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Ronny Gaal


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