2012 Awards

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2012 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 Jerry Weisman

Jerry Weisman, MSME, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as President

photo of Heidi Horstmann Koester

Heidi Horstmann Koester, PhD
For her efforts and contributions as Treasurer

photo of Ray Grott

Ray Grott, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as Secretary

photo of Stephen Bauer

Stephen Bauer, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as a member of the Board of Directors

photo of David L. Jaffe

David L. Jaffe, MS
For his efforts and contributions as a member of the Board of Directors

photo of Roger O. Smith

Roger O. Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA
For his efforts and contributions as a member of the Board of Directors

photo of Mary Ellen Buning

Mary Ellen Buning, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as PSG Committee Chair

photo of Rory Cooper

Rory Cooper, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as AT Journal Editor

photo of Heidi Horstmann Koester

Heidi Horstmann Koester, PhD
For her efforts and contributions as Finance Committee Chair

photo of Alex Mihailidis

Alex Mihailidis, PhD, P.Eng
For his efforts and contributions as Bylaws Committee Chair

photo of Jamie Prioli

Jamie Prioli, ATP
For her efforts and contributions as SIG Committee Chair

photo of Caren Sax

Caren Sax, EdD, CRC
For her efforts and contributions as Awards Committee Chair

photo of Tom Stripling

Tom Stripling, PT
For his efforts and contributions as Database Task Force Committee Chair

photo of William Armstrong

William Armstrong, MS, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as International SIG Co-chair

photo of Mark Bresler

Mark Bresler, MS, BME, PE
For his efforts and contributions as Communication Technologies and Computer Access SIG Chair

photo of Steven Dahling

Steven Dahling, ATP
For his efforts and contributions as Delivery, Outcomes, and Policy SIG Chair

photo of Rajesh Pagadala

Rajesh Pagadala, MSBME, ATP, RET
For his efforts and contributions as Accommodations SIG Chair

photo of Lauren Rosen

Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS
For her efforts and contributions as Wheeled Mobility & Seating SIG Chair

photo of Amos Winter

Amos Winter, PhD
For his efforts and contributions as International SIG Co-Chair

photo of Steven Dahling

Steven Dahling, ATP
For his efforts and contributions as Engineers and Technologists PSG Chair

photo of Donna L. Kelly

Donna L. Kelly, MA, OTR/L
For her efforts and contributions as Occupational Therapists PSG Chair

photo of Bill Scott

Bill Scott
For the many key insights that he contributed as a charter member of RESNA’s Standards Committee on Emergency Stair Travel Devices used by Individuals with Disabilities, as well as his national influence on accessibility of the built environment.


Distinguished Service Award

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

photo of Rory Cooper

Rory Cooper, PhD
For contributing significantly to the development of the Assistive Technology Journal, guiding the transition to an international publisher, and dramatically improving the editorial review process.

photo of Maureen Linden

Maureen Linden, MS
For significant contributions to RESNA and the field of AT, which have included multiple contributions to wheelchair standards, as well as leadership at the SIG, PSG, and Meetings Committee, most visibly as Chair of the Student Design Competition.


Leadership Award

Recognizes an agency, company, association, or university for their significant contributions to the advancement of the fields of assistive technology or rehabilitation engineering and who have provided recognition and support for RESNA.

Independence Care System logo

Independence Care System for their immeasurable impact on people with physical disabilities in the New York City area, including a seating and wheeled mobility program that has changed the landscape of services in New York.

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National Science Foundation for their longstanding support of RESNA’s Student Design Competition, as well as their ongoing promotion of assistive technology research & development through the HCC and GARDE programs.


Sam McFarland Memorial Mentor Award

Recognizes a RESNA member who has influenced, counseled, and nurtured others in the fields of rehabilitation engineering or assistive technology

photo of Jean Minkel

Jean Minkel
For giving of herself to education professionals so they can service the clients who need services, freely providing advice and counsel that nurtures clinicians, case workers, and support staff.


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 Heidi Horstmann Koester

Heidi Horstmann Koester, PhD
For her contributions to the AT field as a service provider, researcher, product developer, company founder, mentor, and respected RESNA leader.

photo of Mark Schmeler

Mark Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
For promoting the value of continuing education, bringing the clinical voice to public policy, providing highest quality services to consumers, and developing clinically friendly outcome measures supporting research.


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