2008 Awards

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2008 RESNA Awards

Certificate of Appreciation

Recognizes a RESNA member or non-member for a special one-time activity benefiting either RESNA or the fields of rehabilitation or assistive technology

photo of Glenn Hedman

Glenn Hedman, MS, PE, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as RESNA President

photo of Cathy Bodine

Cathy Bodine, PhD, CCC-SLP
For her efforts and contributions as RESNA Secretarys

photo of David C. Wilkie

David C. Wilkie, EBS, BFA, ATP
For his efforts and contributions as RESNA Treasurer

photo of Katherine D. Seelman

Katherine D. Seelman, PhD
For her efforts and contributions as a member of the RESNA Board of Directors

photo of Gerald Weisman

Gerald Weisman, MSME, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as a member of the RESNA Board of Directors

photo of Jessica Presperin Pedersen

Jessica Presperin Pedersen, OTR, MBA, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as a member of the RESNA Board of Directors

photo of Kay Ellen Koch

Kay Ellen Koch, OTR/L, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as an member of the RESNA Board of Directors

photo of James Lenker

James Lenker, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Research Committee

photo of Karen L. Milchus

Karen L. Milchus, MS, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Education Committee

photo of Ray Grott

Ray Grott, MA, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Meetings Committee

photo of Laura J. Cohen

Laura J. Cohen, PT, PhD, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Professional Standards Board Committee

photo of David L. Jaffe

David L. Jaffe, MS
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Awards Committee

photo of Kevin M. Caves

Kevin M. Caves, ME, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Membership Committee

photo of Alex Mihailidis, MA

Alex Mihailidis, PhD, PEng
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Special Interest Group Committee

photo of Rory A. Cooper

Rory A. Cooper, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the RESNA Nominating Committee and Immediate Past President

photo of Gerry Dickerson

Gerry Dickerson, ATS, CRTS
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Suppliers and Manufacturers Professional Specialty Group

photo of Daniel P. Knowland

Daniel P. Knowland III, OTR/L
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Occupational Therapists Professional Specialty Group

photo of Maureen A. Linden, MSBME

Maureen A. Linden, MSBME
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the Rehabilitation Engineers and Technologists Professional Specialty Group

photo of Carrie M. Bruce

Carrie M. Bruce, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists Professional Specialty Group

photo of Donna Case

Donna Case, PhD, OT
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the Special Education Special Interest Group

photo of Dianne Goodwin

Dianne Goodwin
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the Technology Transfer Special Interest Group

photo of John A. Brabyn

John A. Brabyn, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Sensory Loss & Technology Special Interest Group

photo of Mark R. Schmeler

Mark R. Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Wheeled Mobility & Seating Special Interest Group

photo of Todd D. Schwanke

Todd D. Schwanke, MSE, ATP
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Computer Applications Special Interest Group

photo of Therese Willkomm

Therese Willkomm, PhD, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the Rural Rehabilitation Special Interest Group

photo of Mohsen Makhsous

Mohsen Makhsous, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Robotics & Mechatronics Special Interest Group

photo of Michael Papp

Michael Papp, MS, BME
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Job Accommodation Special Interest Group

photo of W. Thomas Edwards, PhD

W. Thomas Edwards, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Gerontology Special Interest Group

photo of Molly F. Story

Molly F. Story, MS
For her efforts and contributions as Chair of the Universal Access Special Interest Group

photo of Tony Gentry

Tony Gentry, PhD, OTR/L
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Cognitive Disabilities & Technology Special Interest Group

photo of Jongbae Kim

Jongbae Kim, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as Chair of the Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group

photo of Jessica Presperin Pedersen

Jessica Presperin Pedersen, OTR, MBA, ATP
For her activities on behalf of the Government Affairs Committee

photo of Robert L. Todd

Robert L. Todd, MS
For his efforts and accessibility expertise in the redesign of RESNA's website

photo of Melissa K. McAvoy

Melissa K. McAvoy, BA, BS
For her efforts and accessibility expertise in the redesign of RESNA's website

photo of Richard C. Simpson

Richard C. Simpson, PhD, ATP
For his efforts and leadership in the investigation and selection of RESNA's new database software

photo of Denis Anson

Denis Anson, MS, OTR
For his authorship of the chapter on Computer Access in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of Steven Barber

Steven Barber
For his authorship of the chapter on Hearing in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of Peggy Barker

Peggy Barker, MS, ATP
For her authorship of the chapter on Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of John A. Brabyn

John A. Brabyn, PhD
For his authorship of the chapter on Vision in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of Elizabeth Cole

Elizabeth Cole, MSPT
For her authorship of the chapter on Professional Conduct and Public Policy in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of Barbara Crane

Barbara Crane, PhD, PT, ATP
For her authorship of the chapter on Assessment in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of Faith Saftler Savage

Faith Saftler Savage, PT, ATP
For her authorship of the chapter on Positioning in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of Susan Johnson Taylor

Susan Johnson Taylor, OTR/L
For her authorship of the chapter on Mobility in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology

photo of Michelle L. Lange

Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP
For her leadership of the 4th Edition update effort and authorship of the chapters on Clinical Fundamentals, Electronic Aids to Daily Living, and Accessing the Technology in the 4th Edition of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology


Rookie Award

Recognizes a new member who has made significant contributions, provided leadership, and made an impact to RESNA

photo of Amanda M. Reinsfelder

Amanda M. Reinsfelder, MS, ATP
For her many volunteer activities and contributions to the RESNA Annual Conferences as a new member


Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes RESNA members for their sustained contributions and service to the organization

photo of Shirley G. Fitzgerald

Shirley G. Fitzgerald, PhD
For her service and contributions to the RESNA Meetings Committee

photo of Patricia E. Karg

Patricia E. Karg, MSMBE
For her service and leadership on two ANSI/RESNA national standards organizations

photo of Lisa K. Simone

Lisa K. Simone, PhD
For her leadership and contributions in chairing the Student Scientific Paper Competition


Leadership Award

Recognizes an agency, company, association, or university that has significantly contributed to the advancement of assistive technology and has provided recognition and support for RESNA

National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) logo

The National Coalition
For Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) for the organization's efforts to ensure adequate consumer access to appropriate technology and services


RESNA Fellow Award

Recognizes a member who has made long term and substantial contributions to the fields of rehabilitation or assistive technology as well as significant contributions to RESNA

photo of Gerry Dickerson, ATS, CRTS

Gerry Dickerson, ATS, CRTS
For his thirty-years of commitment to RESNA, devotion to Public Policy, and tireless support of the ATS credential

photo of Marcia Joslyn Scherer, ATS, CRTS

Marcia Joslyn Scherer, PhD, MPH, FACRM
For her seminal contributions to the field of Assistive Technology through her research, publications, and presentations

photo of Stephen H. Sprigle

Stephen H. Sprigle, PhD, PT
For his extensive record of mentorship, research, teaching, and service to RESNA

photo of Gerald Weisman

Gerald Weisman, MSME, ATP, RET
For his continuing contributions to RESNA, knowledge and advocacy of Assistive Technology including support of service providers, and astute intuitive judgment


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