Eleanor Slater Award

This award, established in 2001, recognizes a public figure that has made a significant and sustained contribution toward the provision of services for persons with mental illness, and who has fought stigma by speaking out and supporting psychiatric care and treatment. The award also seeks to encourage advocacy for persons with mental illness. It is established in honor of Eleanor Slater, a long-time friend to persons with psychiatric disorders.


Eligibility


Any public figure living or working in Rhode Island who fulfills the above criteria.


2009 WINNER

Barbara Morse Silva, Health Check 10 Anchor/Reporter, WJAR


2008 WINNER

Reverend David Shire, Retired Full-time Volunteer Chaplain, Butler Hospital since 1991

Senior Minister Emeritus of the Newman Congregational Church in East Providence

Board Member, Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island

Recently Appointed to the Rhode Island Health Services Council by Governor Lincoln Almond


2007 WINNER 

James P. McNulty, President Emeritus of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)


2006 WINNER

Nicki Sahlin, PhD 


2005 WINNER

Honorable Charles J. Fogarty, Lieutenant Governor, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations


2004 WINNER

Charles E. Maynard


2003 WINNER

Associate Judge of the District Court Stephen P. Erickson


2002 WINNER

Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, Representative to US Congress


2001 WINNERS

Honorable J. Clement Cicilline, RI State Senator

Honorable Steven M. Costantino, RI State Representative