HISTORY OF LACPA AWARDS

3rd Annual Convention - October 26, 1991
Humanitarian: Mayor Tom Bradley
Distinguished Psychologist: Sondra Goldstein, Ph.D.
 
4th Annual Convention - October 24, 1992
Humanitarian: The Rev. Dr. George F. Regas
Distinguished Psychologist: Areta Crowell, Ph.D.
 
5th Annual Convention - October 9, 1993
Humanitarian: The Rev. Thomas H. Smolich, S.J
Distinguished Psychologist: Hector Myers, Ph.D.
 
6th Annual Convention- October 29, 1994
Humanitarian:  Elizabeth Glaser, M.A.
Distinguished Psychologist: Vivian B. Brown, Ph.D.
 
7th Annual Convention - October 14, 1995
Humanitarian:  Burt Margolin
Distinguished Psychologist: Gerald C. Davison, Ph.D.
 
8th Annual Convention - October 19, 1996
Humanitarian:  Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman
Distinguished Psychologist: Edward A. Dreyfus, Ph.D.
 
9th Annual Convention - October 18, 1997
Distinguished Legislator:  The Hon. Richard G. Polanco
Distinguished Service to LACPA:  Helene W. Feldman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Helen Grebow, Ph.D.
 
10th Annual Convention - October 17, 1998
Distinguished Legislator:  The Hon. Martin Gallegos, D.C.
Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession:  Michael L. Haley, Ph.D.
Distinguished Contribution to the Community by a LACPA Member:  Geoffry D. White, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA:  Nancy L. Tither, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: William L. Wallace, Ph.D.
 
11th Annual Convention - October 16, 1999
Special Legislative Award: The Hon. Gloria Romero, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Mae Billet Ziskin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to the Community:Shelly P. Harrell, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Lilli Friedland, Ph.D.
Special Commendation for Service to LACPA:Dana Kiesel, Ph.D.
Special Commendation for Service to LACPA: Miguel (Mike) Gallardo, M.A.
 
12th Annual Convention - October 14, 2000
Distinguished Legislator:  The Hon. Martha M. Escutia
Distinguished Contribution to the Community:  Shawn Hubler
Distinguished Service to LACPA:  Elaine Rodino, Ph.D.
 
13th Annual convention – October 13, 2001
Distinguished Legislator: The Hon. Kevin Murray
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Pamela H. Harmell, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Ronald S. Reiter, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Particia Fricker, M.A.
 
14th Annual Convention - October 26, 2002
Distinguished Legislator:  The Hon. Judy Chu, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Jana N. Martin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Judy Sherman, M.L.S.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Jeffrey Tirengel, Psy.D., M.P.H.
 
15th Annual Convention - October 4, 2003
Distinguished Service to LACPA:  Richard Sherman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Contribution to Psychology: Charles Faltz, Ph.D.
 
16th Annual Convention - October 30, 2004
Distinguished Legislator: The Hon. Sheila Kuehl
Distinguished Service to LACPA:  Nancy Gardner, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA:  Berta Davis, Ph.D.
Distinguished Contribution to Psychology:  Hedda Bolgar, Ph.D.
 
17th Annual Convention - October 29, 2005
Distinguished Legislator: The Hon. Alan S. Lowenthal, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA:  Helen Grusd, Ph.D.
Distinguished Contribution to the Community: Christine Devine
 
18th Annual Convention - October 14, 2006
Distinguished Contribution to the Community: Bonnita Wirth, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a Graduate Student:  Kenneth Liberatore, M.A.
 
19th Annual Convention – October 20, 2007
Distinguished Legislator: The Honorable Grace Napolitano
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Linda Bortell, Psy.D.
Distinguished Service to the Community: Steve Lopez
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D.
 
20th Annual Convention – October 18, 2008
Distinguished Legislator: The Honorable Henry A. Waxman
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Alann Dingle, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Karen Shore, Ph.D., C.G.P.
Distinguished Service to the Community: Judith Broder, M.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Richard R. Kopp, Ph.D., ABPP
 
21st Annual Convention – October 24, 2009
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Karin S. Hart, Psy.D.
Distinguished Service to the Community: Michael Flood
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D. and Stanley Sue, Ph.D.
 
22nd Annual Convention -  October 23, 2010
Distinguished Legislator: Speaker Emeritus, Karen Bass
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Kathleen Fitzgerald Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Elyn Saks, J.D., Ph.D.
 
23rd Annual Convention – October 22, 2011
Distinguished Legislator: The Honorable Mike Feuer
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Karin C Meiselman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Mitch Golant, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a Graduate Student: Peyman Raoofi, Psy.D.
 
24th Annual Convention – October 13, 2012
Distinguished Legislator: The Honorable Betsy Butler
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Amy S. Rosett, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: David Wellisch, Ph.D.
 
25th Annual Convention – October 19, 2013
Distinguished Legislator: Senator Ted Lieu
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Stephen Phillips, JD, Psy.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Carol Falender, Ph.D.
Presidential Award: Raymond Bakaitis, Ph.D.

26th Annual Convention – October 18, 2014
Distinguished Legislator: Senator Alex Pedilla
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Pamela McCrory, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Jeff Tirengel, Psy.D., MPH
 
27th Annual Convention – October 24, 2015
Distinguished Legislator: Senator Holly J. Mitchell
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Colleen Warnesky, Psy.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a Graduate Student: Ahoo Karimian, M.A.
Distinguished Service to the Community, Diversity, or Social Justice: Caron Post, Ph.D.

28th Annual Convention – October 15, 2016 
Distinguished Legislator: Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA: David Laramie, Ph.D. 
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Shelly Harrell, Ph.D. 
Distinguished Service to the Community, Diversity, or Social Justice: Stuart Perlman, Ph.D. 

29th Annual Convention – October 21, 2017 
Distinguished Legislator: Senator Ricardo Lara
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a Graduate Student: Melissa Branchaud, M.A. 
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Allen Yasser, Ph.D. 
Presidential Award: Patricia Fricker, M.A., Awarded Posthumously

30th Annual Convention – October 27, 2018
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a LACPA Member: Evelyn Pechter, Psy.D.
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. 

31st Annual Convention – October 19, 2019
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a LACPA Member: Beth Leedham, Ph.D.& Lisa Osborn, Psy.D.          
Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology: Bruce Gordon, Ph.D. & Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D.

32nd Annual Convention - October 17, 2020
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Lynne Steinman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a Graduate Student: Bennie Harris, B.A.
Distinguished Service to the Community, Diversity, or Social Justice:  James Incorvaia, Ph.D.

33rd Annual Convention - October 23, 2021
Distinguished Service to LACPA: Leticia C. Amick, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service to LACPA by a Graduate Student: Jaz Robbins, M.A.
Distinguished Legislator: Senator Anthony Portantino