The David Powell
Lifetime of Service Award
March 22, 1945 - November 1, 2013
“Becoming a wise man requires that you not only be a wise sage, but that you act on behalf of others and the earth...You need to be clear on what is in the best interest of others and the earth, to stand for justice and truth, to become a peacemaker on behalf of the world.”
This award is presented to a professional who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to helping individuals recover from substance use and co-occurring disorders. They have made a demonstrated difference to both the individuals they serve, their agencies, and the field which they represent so proudly.
We are humbled to be able to celebrate David’s life, as well as his contributions to the field, through this award. We are especially grateful to his wife, Barbara, and the rest of the Powell family for championing this award. This year’s winner will join previous honorees Patricia Rehmer, Nancy Hunter, Joe Sullivan, Dr. Thomas Kirk, and last year's winner, Maggie Young in carrying the torch of David’s legacy.