Each year, NAMI Metro Baltimore recognizes dedicated advocates, mental health professionals, community partners, and volunteers who have raised their voices to improve the lives of individuals and families living with mental health conditions.
NAMI Metro Baltimore is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Annual Awards. Please review the award descriptions and submit a nomination to honor a member of the Baltimore community for their outstanding service. Nominations are due by Friday, August 25th.
Frances J. Lentz Mental Health Professional of the Year
Each year, this award is given to a mental health professional who reaches beyond the requirements of his or her profession to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness and their families. The award honors Frances J. Lentz, a longtime NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore volunteer, who has helped countless individuals and families find services and support.
2017 recipient: W. Daniel Hale, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Marcia G. Pines Lifetime Advocacy and Service Award
The NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore Board of Directors created this annual award to recognize advocates who demonstrate a consistently high standard of and long-term dedication to furthering the NAMI mission. The award is named for our long-time advocate Marcia Pines, who during her many years of service worked tirelessly on public policy issues and served on our affiliate Board and the NAMI Maryland Board. Marcia was a strong personal advocate, never failing to speak up when meeting a family that needs NAMI.
2017 recipient: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Royal Riddick Outstanding Volunteer Awards
The Outstanding Volunteer Awards honor volunteers’ exceptional commitment to the organization, and the breadth of their investment of both time and passion in volunteering. The award recognizes volunteers who are strong advocates and voices for NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore throughout the community.
2017 recipients: Phillip Vaughn and Corlisa Diaz
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