San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association
Outstanding Professionals Award

Starting in 1999, the San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association began bestowing a biannual award to professionals from allied fields that work to improve the mental health of California's Central Valley.

Year Awardee Title Service to the Community
2005 Alan Drucker, M.D. Psychiatrist
Mental health service to the Valley's residents,
including work with people with HIV and training
medical residents

2007 Nancy, M.D.
Family Practice

Championing treatment of women with eating
disorders at California State University, Fresno

2009 Denise Whitehead, J.D. Superior Court

Creating a Juvenile Behavioral Health Court

Kris Clarke, Ph.D.

Mark Lasher, D.O.

Assistant Professor
of Social Work

Creation of and continuing service with a harm
reduction model needle exchange that provides
service to people with injection drug dependency

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