Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence

Purpose of the Award 

The Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence is given annually to honor excellence, extraordinary achievements, and significant contributions in the field of dual diagnosis in the memory of Dr. Frank J. Menolascino.

This award will be presented during the 38th Annual NADD Virtual Conference, December 1-3, 2021.

Criteria for Selection

The Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence is given annually to a provider of services to persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, an academician, a researcher, a legislator, an educator, a communications media specialist, an administrator, a family member, or a person with intellectual disabilities.

Candidates should support the ideals and mission of NADD, but do not need to be members of NADD in order to be nominated.

The Award may recognize and honor an individual:

  • Whose outstanding service and unique efforts have made significant advances in understanding and knowledge in the field or diagnosis; or
  • Whose efforts have called attention to the plight of individuals with dual diagnosis and consequently enhanced the delivery of services; or
  • Whose efforts have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the field of dual diagnosis; or
  • Whose efforts have resulted in an improved quality of life for a significant number of persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs
  • The Award may recognize and honor an individual with intellectual disabilities or a family member who has made a distinctive and unique contribution through which a significant number of persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs have benefited from an improved quality of life.

Submission Guidelines

All nominations must include:

  • Statement (up to 1,000 words) outlining your reasons for nominating the candidate for consideration for this award
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae
  • Candidate’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address
  • Nominator’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address

Nomination Deadline: November 12, 2021

Submit your nominations using the form below or by email with all requirements attached to: awards@thenadd.org

Past Recipients

2020 – Allison E. Cowan, MD

2019 – Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, NADD-CC

2018 – John McGonigle, PhD

2017 – Donna McNelis, Ph.D., NADD-CC

2016 – Mark Fleisher, MD, NADD-CC

2015 – Dave Hingsburger, M.Ed.

2014 – Todd Stull, M.D.

2013 – Julie P. Gentile, M.D.

2012 – JoAnne Nugent, Ed.D.

2011 – Steven Ruedrich, M.D.

2010 – Joan Beasley, Ph.D.

2009 – Robert Pary, M.D.

2008 – L. Jarrett Barnhill, M.D

2007 – Earl Loschen, M.D.

2006 – Chrissoula Stavrakaki, MD, Ph.D.

2005 – Ann R. Poindexter, MD.

2004 – John Jacobson, Ph.D.

2003 – Scott Stiefel, M.D.

2002 – Anne Hurley, Ph.D.

2001 – Johnny Matson, Ph.D.

2000 – Dick Sobsey, Ed.D.

1999 – Jeffery Fahs, M.D.

1998 – Terrence McNelis, MPA

1997 – Dorothy Griffiths, Ph.D.

1996 – Steven Reiss, Ph.D.

1995 – William Gardner, Ph.D.

1994 – Ludwik Szymanski, M.D.

1993 – Jack Stark, Ph.D.

1992 – Robert Sovner, M.D

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The Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence is given annually to a provider of services to persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, an academician, a researcher, a legislator, an educator, a communications media specialist, an administrator, a family member, or a person with intellectual disabilities.