CPRS Conference Awards

Anybody can nominate any CPRS, in good standing, for any award.
A person or agency can only win a particular award only once every four years.
This is a chance to let your voice be heard. Do you know of someone who goes above and beyond in their job providing peer services? Who helps peers no matter what? An agency that understands the concept of recovery, peer recovery services and works to educate the community about stigma regrading mental health and substance use disorders.

Here is where you get the chance to nominate them for these awards. To nominate a person or an agency simply click here. Fill out and submit the forms. It is that easy!

Nominations end on July 23rd. Voting will be August 1st to September 1st.

Contact Dianne Sherrod for nomination ballots.
dsherrod@tnlifeline.com


When you explain why this person or agency deserves the award, please make sure to be as descriptive as you can. Not all CPRS’s will know the person being nominated, so please explain and tell why the nominee deserves the award.

CPRS of the Year

This award is presented to the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in Tennessee, who has, over the past year, consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty. This person is a living model of the recovery principles. The person who receives the CPRS of the Year Award has done exceptional work with helping peers with mental health and/or substance use disorder on their journey, while moving forward in their own recovery.

  • 2017 Winner: Len Pipkin
      

Patsy Cronk Mentor of the Year Award

This award is in honor of Patsy Cronk, who was the Coordinator for “Friends and Company Peer Support Center” in Cookeville. This award is presented to the CPRS who as Patsy did, demonstrates exceptional role modeling and mentoring of other CPRS’s. This CPRS is not afraid to speak out on injustices, has been instrumental in consumer rights. The person who receives the Patsy Cronk Mentor of the Year Award has a heart of gold and always makes time for other CPRS’s. This CPRS always empowers and supports all peers in their recovery journey.

  • 2014 Winner: Karen Brasher
  • 2015 Winner: Jennifer Jones
  • 2016 Winners:Sheryl McCormick
  • 2017 Winner: Ken Barton
     

Community Service Award

This award is presented to the CPRS who, over the past year, who has been an exemplary model of community service. The work they have done with-in the mental health and/or substance use community has not only challenged stigma, but also empowered all CPRS’s to have pride in themselves and the profession of CPRS’s. The person who receives the Community Service Award has accomplished this through education, advocacy, or efforts of prevention.

  • 2014 Winner: Karen Brasher
  • 2015 Winner: John Allen
  • 2016 Winners: Lori Rash and Tracy McClain
  • 2017 Winner: Lori Rash



Advocate of Peer Recovery Service - Individual

This award is presented to the individual who has, over the past year, been at the forefront of advocating for peer recovery services to empower those living in Tennessee with a mental health and/or substance use disorder. He/She has championed the advancement of peer recovery services across our State. The person who receives this award has done exceptional work in the peer service movement.

  • 2014 Winner: Jennifer Jones
  • 2015 Winner: Michelle Webster
  • 2016 Winner: Emma Johnson
  • 2017 Winner: Jessica Collins
     

Advocate of Peer Recovery Services  - Group/Agency

This award is presented to the agency or group that has, over the past year, been at the forefront advocating for peer recovery services which empowers those living in Tennessee with a mental health and/or substance use disorder. This agency or group has championed the advancement of peer recovery services across our State. The agency or group which receives this award has done exceptional work in the peer services movement.

  • 2014 Winner; Chattanooga Aim Center
  • 2015 Winner: Mental Health Cooperative, Inc
  • 2016 Winner: Project Lifeline
  • 2017 Winner: The Next Door