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Award Winners 2006 - 2007

Leaving a Legacy: Redefining Volunteerism for Older Adults in Broward County

This study proposes the development of a New Model for Volunteerism by offering a group of older adults a course in leadership.

Quality of Life Council

Left to right:

  • Dr. H. Wells Singleton, NSU
  • Dr. Ed Aqua, NSU
  • Ray Ferrero, President, NSU
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Dwoskin, NSU
  • Dr. Naomi D’Alessio, NSU
  • Dr. Kimberly Durham, NSU

Suicide Prevention among Adolescents: Research and Evaluation (SPARE)

This study emphasizes the need for prevention interventions that focus on problem-solving skills, an identified protective factor for suicide.

Quality of Life Council

Left row bottom to top:

  • Cindy Arenberg-Seltzer, CEO, Children Services Council
  • Dr. Angela Waguespack, NSU
  • Bryant Smalley, NSU
  • Dr. Scott Poland, NSU
  • Dr. Sarah Valley-Gray, NSU

Right row bottom to top:

  • Dr. Kimberly Durham, NSU
  • Erin Johns, NSU
  • Dr. Leonard Levy, NSU
  • Cassandra Rivers, NSU
  • Jacob Warren, NSU
  • Karen Grosby, NSU
  • Heather-Ayn Bauer, NSU

Middle:

  • Middle: Ray Ferrero, President, NSU

Absent:

  • Dr. Gene Cash, NSU
  • Jackie Rosen, Florida Institute of Suicide Prevention
  • Helen Weil, Florida Institute of Suicide Prevention
  • Gabriella Mancini, NSU
  • Robyn Cassel, NSU
  • Karen Regan, NSU
  • Alyssa Rothenberg, NSU

Jumpstart to Permanency: Researching the Effectiveness of an Ongoing Systemic Approach to Permanency Placement in Broward County

This study focuses on designing a creative, systemic approach to dealing with and reducing the existing backlog of unresolved child welfare cases in Broward County.

Quality of Life Council

First row left to right:

  • Larry Rein, ChildNet Inc.
  • Dr. Kimberly Durham, NSU

Second row left to right:

  • Peter Balitsaris, CEO, ChildNet Inc.
  • Ray Ferrero, President, NSU
  • Dr. Christopher Burnett, NSU
  • Dr. Honggang Yang, NSU

Absent:

  • Sparkle Callender, NSU

Get Well: The Community Garden and Eat WellProject. Community Health Intervention Program in Neighborhood Gardens (CHIPING)

This study focuses on determining whether providing community gardens in diverse low income neighborhoods will promote health by increasing knowledge of healthier food choices and increasing available foods rich in micronutrients.

Quality of Life Council

Left to right:

  • Dr. Sally Weiss, NSU
  • Mary Ellen Mitchen-Rosen, NSU
  • Wendy Thomson, NSU
  • Ray Ferrero, President, NSU
  • Dr. Diane Whitehead, NSU
  • Dr. Guy Nehrenz, NSU
  • Dr. Kimberly Durham, NSU

Absent:

  • Dr. Jean Davis, NSU
Quality of Life Council

First row left to right:

  • Larry Rein, Child Net Inc.
  • Dr. Patrick Hardigan, NSU
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Dwoskin, NSU
  • Dr. Kimberly Durham, NSU
  • Dr. Ken Johnson, NSU
  • Dr. Steve Ronik, Henderson Mental Health Center

Second row left to right:

  • Dr. Guy Nehrenz, NSU
  • Dr. John Baldwin, NSU
  • Cindy Arenberg-Seltzer, Children Services Council
  • Dr. Debbie Anderson, NSU
  • Dr. Bruce Brydges, NSU
  • Dr. Michael Gaffley, NSU
  • Dr. Leonard Levy, NSU

Back row left to right:

  • Dr. Bob Oller, (Reviewer) NSU
  • Ray Ferrero, President, NSU
  • Dr. John Dodds (Reviewer), NSU
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