NJ Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma Ambassador Awards





This year the New Jersey Governor's Council on Mental Health Stigma is recognizing "School Based Professionals" individual teachers, educational administrators and professional staff; public, private, charter and religious schools; educational programs and school organizations that have provided effective supports, services or programs that reduce the ways in which society stigmatizes people with mental illnesses.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:15AM – 3:30PM
Ramada Plaza Conference Center

Monroe Township, NJ 08831


Buffet lunch will be served.
There is a $15 registration processing fee.
Registration must be submitted by April 15, 2018
and will be accepted on a first come basis.

Honoring School Based Professionals”

Award Recipients

Lawrence P. Booth

East Mountain School Teacher and Coordinator for I.R.T.S & P.C.H

Danielle Cooper, MPH

Manager, School Health Leadership Program, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing

Barbara A. Correnti

Director of Student Personnel Services, Belleville School District K-12

Kerry DiGiacinto

Director of Special Services, Mountain Lakes Public School District

JoAnne Kleine

Student Assistant Coordinator, Gateway Regional High School

Dr. Rebecca McLelland-Crawley

Gifted and Talented Teacher Resource Specialist, West Windsor-Plainsboro School District

Meryl Orlando

Family and Consumer Science Teacher, South Brunswick High School

Pascack Valley High School

Hillsdale, New Jersey

Pathways School Based Youth Services Program

Carteret High School

Ramsey School District

Ramsey, New Jersey





For questions or additional information contact
Lisa Powell at (732) 940-0991 or lpowell@naminj.org






Past Award Winners

2016 Ambassador Award Winners

Honoring the Faith Community

Reverend Adele Hatfield
First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens
Central Unitarian Church
Caldwell University
Rabbi Lawrence Sernovitz
Christ Church
Bishop Phillip M. Bonaparte, M.D.
First Unitarian Society of Plainfield
Patricia Greeley
Pastor Simeon Spencer

2016 Ambassador Awards photos


2015 Ambassador Awards

2015 Ambassador Awards, April 30, 2015