The Mental Health and Aging Award recognizes outstanding programs and services in mental health and aging. Nominees should be a member of both ASA and MHAN. Nominees must have made significant contributions or exemplary service to the mental health of older adults, including dementia care, through research, education, policy planning, advocacy or mental health services. Nominees must be able to demonstrate effectiveness of, and include diverse or underserved populations, within the programs and services.
The winner will receive a profile in the Aging in America Conference program book, recognition by peers and one complimentary conference registration.
The nomination period for the 2014 ASA Leadership Awards is now closed. Please check back soon for more information.
Share DeCroix Bane
The 2014 winner is Share DeCroix Bane, Ph.D. Bane has had a long and distinguished career as an educator, trainer, researcher, therapist, and as an advocate for rural elders. Possessing particular skill in developing mental health services and programs for rural elders, Bane has worked in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative fashion to bring services to underserved people.
Now retired, Bane has been a longtime member and supporter of ASA, beginning in 1975, and was one of the founding members of ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) constituent group, and has been a very important part of the MHAN’s growth and development. She has served as a member of ASA Board of Directors, as Chair of special programs at ASA conferences, as Rural Track co-Chair, and as editor of the former MHAN newsletter, Dimensions.
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