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CIT INTERNATIONAL HALL of FAME

AWARD WINNERS 2005 - 2016


2017 Award Winners...Presented in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the CIT Conference

CONSUMER of the Year, Thomas Wilkins of Pinellas County, Florida

ADVOCATE of the Year:  Betsy Johnstone from NAMI, Albermarle, North Carolina

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER of the year:  Lori Wood, Charlottesville, Virginia

SHERIFF or POLICE CHIEF of the Year: Chief Darin Adams of the Cedar City Police Department Iron County, Utah

OFFICER of the Year, Sean Hess, Kansas City, MO

COORDINATOR of the Year: Lt. Denise Spratt, Louisville, Kentucky

BEST PIN:  State of New Jersey

2016 Award Winners  ...  Presented at Chicago, IL Conference 

OFFICER of the Year:  Keith Reaves, Jefferson Parish, LA

CONSUMER of the Year:  Clarke T. Weber, Chicago, IL

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Jeremy Romo, St. Louis, MO

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:  Mary Madden, Waukesha County, WI

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  John F.S Williams, IL

CORRECTION OFFICER of the Year:  Andrew McNorton, Augusta County, VA

POLICE CHIEF of the Year:  Robert Vallasenor, Tucson, AZ

BEST PIN:  Arizona

2014 Award Winners  ...  Presented at Monterey, CA Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Scott Davis, Montgomery County, MD

CONSUMER of the Year:  Kontrene McPheter, Monterey, CA

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Habsi Kaba, Miami, FL

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:  Dan Parnell, MN

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  Nancy Engquist, Omaha, NE

RESEARCHER of the Year:  Michael Compton, NY

SHERIFF of the Year:  Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County, FL

BEST PIN:

2013 Award Winners  ....   Presented at Hartford, CT Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Officer Travis Park, Ferguson Township Police Department, State College, PA

CONSUMER of the Year:  Robert Woods, Fargo, ND

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Pat Strode, GA

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:  Donald & Judy Turnbaugh, Pinellas Co., FL 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  Dara "Doc" Rampersad, Ph. D., Maui, HI

RESEARCHER of the Year:  Amy Watson, Ph.D., Chicago, IL

SHERIFF of the Year:  Sheriff Newell Normand, Jefferson Parish, LA

BEST PIN:

2012 Award Winners  ...  Presented at Las Vegas, NV Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Brooke Lavin, Police Officer, Las Vegas Metro PD, Las Vegas, Nevada

CONSUMER of the Year:  Terry Taggart, NAMI Pinellas County, Florida

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Stephen Spelic, Gov’t Affairs / Community Outreach Strategist, 
Omaha, NE

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:   Kathy Harkey, Program Director, NAMI Central Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  Manuella Garcia, LSW, Essex County, New Jersey 

POLICE CHIEF of the Year: Douglas Middleton, Chief of Police, Henrico County, VA

BEST PIN:  Royal Canadian Mounted Police CIT

2011 Award Winners  ...  Presented at the Virginia Beach, VA Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Sgt. Andy Suvada, Streetsboro, Ohio

CONSUMER of the Year:  Jack Callahan, Houston, Texas

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Louise Pyers, Connecticut

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:   Dorothy Kelleher, Palm Beach, Florida

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  John Moyes, LCSW, St. George, Utah

POLICE CHIEF of the Year: Chief Michael Klein, Sand City, California

BEST PIN:

2010 Award Winners  ...  Presented at the San Antonio, TX Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Sgt. John Wallschlaeger, Appleton Police Department; Wisconsin

CONSUMER of the Year:  Sharon Wise, Washington, DC

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Lt. David Anders, Lake Charles Police Department, Louisiana

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:   Karen Aspenson, Appleton Valley, Wisconsin

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  Annie Burwell, Williamson County, Texas

JUDGE of the Year:  Judge Jan Krocker, 184th District Court, Harris County, Texas

POLICE CHIEF of the Year: Chief Dorene Thomas, Pinellas Park Police Department, Florida

BEST PIN:  Thomas Jefferson County, Virginia

2008 Award Winners  ...  Presented at the Atlanta, GA Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Officer Eric Chimney, Houston Police Department

CONSUMER of the Year:  Steven Saunders, Certified Peer Specialist, Georgia CIT Program

CONSUMER of the Year:  Gary Sjolander, Clark County/Vancouver Police Dept. CIT, WA

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Lt. Trudy Boyce, Atlanta Police Department

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:   Mayor Richard Crotty, Orange County, Florida

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  Kim Kornmayer, MHMR Authority of Harris County, Texas

COURT OFFICIAL of the Year:  Judge Mark Speiser, 17th Judicial Circuit, Miami, Florida

POLICE CHIEF of the Year: Chief Mike Gibson, University of Virginia Police Department

SHERIFF of the Year:  James Wilson, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

BEST PIN:  Chicago Police Department

2007 Award Winners  ...   Presented at the Memphis, TN Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Officer Carrie von Sagun, Chicago Police Department

CONSUMER of the Year:  Ken Timmerman, Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, Omaha, NE

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Lt. Jeffry Murphy, Chicago Police Department

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:   Jacqueline Lukitsch, Executive Director, NAMI St. Louis, MO

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  Angie Berg, Community Alliance,Omaha,NE

COURT OFFICIAL of the Year:  Joyce Kelley, Chief Prosecutor, St. Louis County, MO

POLICE CHIEF of the Year:  Chief Donald Dixon, Lake Charles (LA) Police Department

SHERIFF of the Year: Sheriff David Gee, Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

BEST PIN:  Johnson City Tennessee Police Dept CIT

2006 Award Winners  ...   Presented at the Orlando, FL Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Officer Jerome Levy, Las Vegas Metro PD (NV)

CONSUMER of the Year:  Johnny Limbaugh, NAMI Pinellas County, FL

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Sgt. Barry Armfield, St. Louis County, MO

ADVOCATE(s) of the Year:   Jim Dailey, NAMI Kentucky

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL of the Year:  Mary Churchill, St. Louis County, MO

POLICE CHIEF/SHERIFF of the Year: Director Vernon Keenan, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

BEST PIN:  Escambia County, FL  

2005 Award Winners  ...  Presented at the Columbus, OH Conference

OFFICER of the Year:  Officer Terry Golden, West Palm Beach Police Dept. (FL)

COORDINATOR of the Year:  Major Sam Cochran, Memphis Police Dept. (TN)

BEST PIN:  Piscataquis Regional CIT, Maine



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