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OPA Annual Awards: Past Honorees
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Award of Excellence
  • 1991 – Leslie Kern, PhD
  • 1992 – Ronald Fox, PhD, ABPP
  • 1994 – Ted Strickland, PhD
  • 1995 – Frances Smith Strickland, PhD
  • 2000 – Alice H. Randolph, EdD, Glenn Karr, JD, Leslie H. Swift, PhD, Kathleen A. Myszak, PhD, Patricia B. James, PhD, Douglass K. Grossman-McKee, PhD
  • 2001 – Kathleen Grant, PsyD, Carolyn McCabe, PhD, Richard Reckman, PhD
  • 2003 – Kurt Jensen, PsyD, Richard Rynearson, PhD
  • 2005 – Kenneth DeLuca, PhD
  • 2006 – Kenneth Drude, PhD
  • 2008 – Mei Ng, MS
  • 2009 – Robyn Hoffman, Ph.D, and Jeannine K. Tell PsyD
  • 2011 – Toni Vaughn Heineman
  • 2011 – Terry Imar, MA
  • 2012 – Justice Evelyn Stratton
  • 2013 – Jennifer Scott, PsyD, ABPP
  • 2017 – Mary Ann Teitelbaum, PhD 

 

Achievement Award for a Psychologist in the Public Interest
  • 1999 – Sr. Fran Repka, RSM, EdD
  • 2001 – Richard Rynearson, PhD
  • 2003 – Alberta Banner Turner, PhD
  • 2005 – Howard Fradkin, PhD
  • 2006 – Sherry Dinner, PhD
  • 2008 – Garland DeNelsky, PhD

 

Achievement Award for Public Interest
  • 2001 – Jim Brush, PhD
  • 2006 – Encarnacion Pyle
  • 2007 – Theresa Lengerich, PsyD, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, WCPO Cincinnati Channel 9

 

Distinguished Contribution to the Profession of Psychology
  • 1999 – Cynthia Dember, PhD
  • 2001 – Gary DeNelsky, PhD
  • 2004 – William Wester II, PhD
  • 2005 – Richard Reckman, PhD
  • 2007 – Elizabeth Swenson, Ph., JD

Distinguished Psychologist Award (Formerly the Outstanding Psychologist Award)
  • 2001 – Leon VandeCreek, PhD
  • 2005 – Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD
  • 2006 – Janet Schultz, PhD
  • 2007 – James Werth, PhD
  • 2009 – William Blackburn, PhD
  • 2010 – Carl Tishler, PhD, ABBP
  • 2011 – Robin Arthur, PhD
  • 2012 – Frank Ezzo, PhD
  • 2013 – Kurt Malkoff, PhD
  • 2016 - Jim Raia, PhD

Distinguished Service Award
  • 1968 – Venus Bluestein, PhD
  • 1971 – Sidney L. Pressey, PhD, Clarence J. Leuba, PhD
  • 1972 – Karl F. Heiser, PhD, Milton W. McCullough, PhD
  • 1973 – Howard B. Lyman, PhD
  • 1974 – Jack G. Wiggins Jr., PhD
  • 1975 – David D. Blyth, PhD, Jane W. Kessler, PhD
  • 1976 – Malcolm L. Gardner, PhD
  • 1977 – Ronald E. Fox, PhD
  • 1978 – James T. Webb, PhD
  • 1979 – Marguerite Hertz, PhD
  • 1980 – Maurice Newburger, PhD
  • 1981 – Michael G. McKee, PhD
  • 1982 – Henry Saeman
  • 1983 – Theodore H. Wohl, PhD
  • 1984 – Garland DeNelsky, PhD
  • 1985 – Sanford Hotchkiss, PhD
  • 1986 – George Albee, PhD
  • 1987 – Kathleen M. McNamara, PhD
  • 1988 – Sandra B. McPherson, PhD
  • 1989 – David Hellkamp, PhD
  • 1990 – Donald Weinstein, PhD
  • 1991 – Kenneth Drude, PhD
  • 1992 – John Corrigan, PhD
  • 1993 – Sephanie Zimmerman, PhD
  • 1994 – F. Elizabeth Reiss, PhD, Henry Saeman
  • 1995 – Fawn D. Hewitt, PsyD
  • 1996 – Sandra L. Shullman, PhD
  • 1997 – David L. Hayes, PhD
  • 1998 – Ted Strickland, PhD, Frances Strickland, PhD
  • 1999 – Edna Davis
  • 2000 – Daniel W. Sanders, PhD, Leslie Swift, PhD
  • 2001 – Suzanne Lesure, PhD
  • 2002 – Jane Woodrow, PhD
  • 2003 – Vanessa K. Jensen, PsyD
  • 2004 – Richard Rynearson, PhD
  • 2006 – Terry Imar, MA
  • 2007 – Richard Reckman, PhD
  • 2008 – Kenneth P. Drude, Ph.D.
  • 2010 – James Brush, PhD, ABPP
  • 2011 – David Schwartz, PhD
  • 2012 – Cathy McDaniels Wilson, PhD
  • 2013 – Erica Stovall-White, PhD
  • 2015 – Gerald J. Strauss, PhD
  • 2016 - Bobbie Celeste, PhD
  • 2017 - Peg Richards Mosher, PhD

Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2000 – David Rogers, PhD
  • 2001 – John Horrocks, PhD
  • 2004 – Henry Leland, PhD
  • 2006 – James A. Mulick, PhD
  • 2008 – John Rudisill, PhD
  • 2009 – Ronald Hughes, PhD, Hapgop Pambookian, PhD
  • 2010 – Kenneth Pargament, PhD and Ralph Becker, PhD
  • 2011 – Alice Randolph, EdD, MSCP
  • 2013 – Michael Dwyer, PhD
  • 2016 - Robert Goldberg, PhD

Outstanding Administrative Service Award
  • 1999 – Ming Fisher
  • 2001 – Granville “Bud” Potter
  • 2004 – Suzanne Hetrick, PhD

Outstanding Citizen Award
  • 2001 – Terry Russell

 

Outstanding Psychology Trainee Award
  • 2005 – Dustin Wygant, MA
  • 2007 – Catherine Golden, MS
  • 2008 – Nadia Hasan, MA
  • 2009 – Jess Grayson, MS
  • 2010 – Katie Edwards, MS
  • 2013 – Ashley Murray, MS
  • 2015 – Brittan Davis, MEd
  • 2017 – Richard Jason Lawrence

Outstanding Professional Service Award
  • 1999 – Jan Allen

Outstanding Public Service Award
  • 1999 – Representative Lynn Olman
  • 2000 – Representative Pat Tiberi
  • 2001 – Senator Larry Mumper, Senator Mike Dewine
  • 2003 – Joyce Beatty, PhD
  • 2005 – Representative Ted Strickland
  • 2015 – Representative Robert Sprague 
  • 2016 – Senator Shannon Jones and Senator Charleta B. Tavares

OPA Committee/Affiliate of the Year Award
  • 2006 – Mandatory Continuing Education Committee
  • 2007 – Ethics Committee
  • 2008 – Public Interest Committee
  • 2009 – Professional Practice Committee
  • 2010 – Communication and Technology Committee
  • 2011 – Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award Committee
  • 2012 – Mandatory Continuing Education Committee
  • 2013 – LGBT Subcommittee
  • 2015 – Advocacy Committee
  • 2016 – Diversity Committee
  • 2017 – Education Committee

OPA Past-President Plaque
  • 1995 – Jane Z. Woodrow, PhD
  • 1997 – Daniel W. Sanders, PhD
  • 1998 – Leslie H. Swift, PhD
  • 1999 – Suzanne Lesure, PhD
  • 2000 – Richard F. Reckman, PhD
  • 2001 – Kevin Arnold, PhD, ABPP
  • 2002 – Vanessa K. Jensen, PsyD
  • 2003 – Alice H Randolph, EdD
  • 2005 – James J. Brush, PhD
  • 2006 – Gerald J. Strauss, PhD
  • 2007 – Carol L. Johnson, PhD
  • 2008 – David L. Hayes, PhD
  • 2009 – Cathy McDaniels Wilson, PhD
  • 2010 – Michael D. Dwyer, PhD
  • 2011 – Craig S. Travis, PhD
  • 2012 – Cathy Gaw, PsyD
  • 2013 – John Rudisill, PhD
  • 2015 – Kathleen R. Ashton, PhD
  • 2016 – Peg Richards Mosher, PhD
  • 2017 – Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, LICDC-CS, ABPP

OPA President’s Award Winners
  • 1991 – Dorothy Gifford, PhD, F. Elizabeth Reiss, PhD, Sandra Shullman, PhD
  • 1992 – Sandra Shullman, PhD, Sephanie Zimmerman
  • 1993 – F. Elizabeth Reiss, PhD, Cynthia White, PsyD
  • 1994 – Vanessa K. Jensen, PsyD
  • 1995 – Garland Y. DeNelsky, PhD
  • 1996 – David A. Rodgers, PhD, Cynthia White, PsyD
  • 1997 – Diana Clarke, PhD, F. Elizabeth Reiss, PhD
  • 1998 – Michael Ranney, MPA
  • 1999 – Michael Petrasek, EdD
  • 2000 – Michael Sullivan, PhD, Michael Ranney, MPA
  • 2001 – David Hayes, PhD
  • 2002 – Michael Ranney, MPA
  • 2003 – Suzanne LeSure, PhD
  • 2004 – David Hayes, PhD, Vanessa Jensen, PsyD, Michael Ranney, MPA
  • 2005 – Cathy McDaniels Wilson, PhD
  • 2007 – Michael Ranney, MPA
  • 2008 – Sandra Shullman, PhD
  • 2009 – Cathy Gaw, PsyD
  • 2010 – Katie Crabtree Thomas
  • 2011 – David Hayes, PhD
  • 2012 – Cathy Gaw, PsyD
  • 2013 – John Rudisill, PhD
  • 2015 – OPA Staff
  • 2016 - David Hayes, PhD
  • 2017 – Katharine Hahn Oh, PhD

OPA Media Award
  • 2010 – Gretchen Cuda and Kay Colby
  • 2011 – Jerod Smalley
  • 2013 – The Columbus Dispatch
  • 2016 - The Columbus Dispatch

PSYOHIO Michael Sullivan Award
  • 2009 – Jeanne Lemkau, PhD, ABPP
  • 2010 – Bernadette Heckman, PhD
  • 2012 – Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD
  • 2012 – Juanita Martin, PhD

Public Sector Psychologist of the Year Award
  • 1992 – Frederick Frese III, PhD
  • 1993 – William W. Gilbert, PhD
  • 1994 – Ralph L. Buterbaugh, MA
  • 1995 – Gloria L. Fellers, PhD
  • 1996 – J. Lamar Johnson, PsyD
  • 1997 – Lani Eberlein, PsyD
  • 1998 – Robert Goldberg, PhD
  • 1999 – Cindy Orlasky, PhD
  • 2000 – Henry Leland, PhD
  • 2001 – David Aronson, PhD
  • 2005 – Avery Zook, PhD
  • 2006 – Harvey Kayne, PhD
  • 2008 – Robert Hammond, PhD
  • 2009 – Jon Thomas, PhD
  • 2010 – Kenneth Karger, PhD
  • 2011 – Lynne Rustad, PhD
  • 2012 – Susan Buchwalter, PhD
  • 2013 – Joel Mowrey, PhD
  • 2015 – Terry Stancin, PhD
  • 2016 - Gerald Strauss, PhD
  • 2017 – Erich Merkle, PhD

Small College Roundtable Award for Academic Innovation
  • 2008 – Richard Ashbrook, PhD, Jody Fournier, PhD, Andrea Karkowski, PhD
  • 2009 – Janet Larsen, PhD
  • 2010 – Alfred Cohoe, MA

Special Project Award
  • 1990 – John Corrigan, PhD, Frederick Frese III, PhD, Sanford Hotchkiss, PhD, J. Renae Norton, PsyD, Sandra Shullman, PhD, Sally Wilson, PhD
  • 1991 – John Corrigan, PhD, David Hayes, PhD, Kurt Jensen, PsyD, Joseph Shannon III, PhD, Frances Strickland, PhD, Cynthia White, PsyD
  • 1992 – David Hayes, PhD, Fawn Hewitt, PsyD, Scott Mizes, PhD, Mary Anne Orcutt, PhD, Sally Wilson, PhD
  • 1993 – Jolie Brams, PhD, David L. Hayes, PhD, JoAnn E. King, PhD, F. Elizabeth Reiss, PhD, Daniel W. Sanders, PhD, Cynthia G. White, PsyD, Jane Z. Woodrow, PhD
  • 1994 – Douglas Moore, PhD, Daniel W. Sanders, PhD., Cynthia G. White, PsyD
  • 1996 – Richard A. Klein, PhD, Richard C. Rynearson, PhD, Jeff. D. Sherrill, PhD
  • 1997 – Glenn Karr, JD
  • 1998 – Brad Feldman, Suzanne Garrett
  • 2001 – Ken Filbert, Glenn Karr, JD, Howard Fradkin, PhD, Vanessa Jensen, PsyD
  • 2002 – Cathy McDaniels Wilson, PhD
  • 2003 – Ezemenari Obasi, MA, John Rudisill, Bobbie Celeste, PhD
  • 2004 – Denise Brenner, Ellen Mrukowski, Beth Wherley
  • 2007 – Denise Brenner
  • 2011 – Roger Blashfield, PhD
  • 2012 – Randy Wright
  • 2013 – Lynne Rustad, PhD
  • 2015 – Richard Reckman, Phd and Mary Anne Orcutt, PhD
  • 2017 – Amit Agrawal, Carolyn Green and Karen Hardin