The ACPA Association Awards include the following awards: Honors of the Association Award, Distinguished Service Award, Emerging Leader Award, Family Services Leadership Award, and Young Professional Service Award.

The nominating process for the Association Awards is a function of the Awards and Scholarships Selection Panel with assistance by the National Office. The Association membership is invited to submit nominations for either award during a general nomination period. The Selection Panel reports to the Board with recommendations for each award. The Selection Panel cannot nominate the same person for multiple awards in the same year. The Selection Panel should review any nominations from the previous year who were not put forward for an award along with new nominations received. No member of the Selection Panel may be put forward for an award. If a member of the Selection Panel submits a nomination, they should recuse themselves from voting on candidates for that award.

The Board either approves or rejects nominations brought to it through the Awards and Scholarships Selection Panel. Following the review and recommendation process, candidates are granted the awards by two-thirds majority approval of the Board of Directors. If a nominee is rejected, the Selection Panel will be reconvened to consider other nominations that may have been received and put forth another nominee if desired.

2023 Selection Panel Members:

  • Manish Valiathan, MSD, DDS – Cleveland (Chair)
  • Patricia D. Chibbaro, RN, MS, CPNP – New York, NY
  • Lorena Gaytan – South El Monte, CA
  • Lynn Marty Grames, MA, CCC-SLP – St. Louis, MO
  • Lora A. Hindenburg, RN, MSN – Falls Church, VA
  • Richard A. Kapitan, DDS, MS, FACS – Charlotte, NC
  • Sara Kinter, MA, CCC-SLP – Seattle, WA
  • Lakshmi Kollara Sunil, PhD – Orlando, FL
  • Henry A. Milczuk, MD – Portland, OR
  • Mark A. Miller, MD, DMD – San Antonio, TX
  • Joseph A. Napoli, MD, DDS -, Philadelphia, PA
  • Eileen M. Raynor, MD – Durham, NC
  • Lilliana Rogers – St. George, UT
  • Janine M. Rosenberg, PhD – Chicago, IL
  • Pedro E. Santiago, DMD – Durham, NC
  • Emet M. Schneiderman, PhD – Dallas, TX
  • Helene M. Taylor, MA – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Robert J. Tibesar, MD – Minnapolis, MN
  • Sean P. Edwards, MD, DDS, FACS, FRCDC, Ann Arbor, MI (Board Liaison)