FRN Family Recognition Celebrations

2018 FRN Family Recognition Celebration

2018’s annual Family Recognition Celebration was again held at Community Behavioral Health.

As always the event provided a wonderful buffet, great entertainment, key speakers on timely topics, a wealth of education, support and community resources, and honored families.

Moderated by Jazmin Banks, Family and Community Inclusion Specialist, DBHIDS and the full program proceeded as follows:

Download the DBHIDS-Family Member StoryTelling flyer

Family Member Honorees:  are those family members who advocate, support their loved one (children/youth or adult) in a multitude of ways and are involved with the family support groups for their own wellbeing and education and/or or are involved with the  Family Resource Network’s  family inclusion project partners:

Ann Marie Daly, Steven Knast, Toni Blango,  Maribel Roman-Toledo, Denise Jones, Mary Ann Poston, Rachel Sheridan, Heather Sheridan, Millicent Imani Badie, Adaminah Tankersly, Rhashidah Perry- Jones, Cecelia Thompson, Sidney Smith, Deborah Young, Mekayah Bnyahuda, Donald McLaughlin, Rosa Navarro, Marilyn Ramos, Jesus Nieves, Rev. Stephen Wallace

Family Leadership Awards those family members involved in the growth of family support groups and/or the further inclusion of families as part of system transformation. They are:

Lynn Czarnecki, William Butler, and Melodie Jackson

The Lifetime Family Leadership Award went to Max Molinaro for his leadership in promoting system change by creating the Family Inclusion Standards, authoring and/or contributing to family inclusive publications, and working with providers in making family inclusion possible.


Our appreciation goes to: