From: Lininger, Tami On Behalf Of Revels Robinson, Denise (DSHS)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:12 AM
Cc: Dreyfus, Susan (DSHS); Guerin, Tracy (DSHS)
Subject: Message from Denise Revels Robinson – CA Staff Recognized by FPAWS

January 12, 2010

Dear Children’s Administration Colleagues:

I am pleased to pass along some wonderful news about several of Children’s Administration staff being recognized by the Foster Parent Association of Washington State.

Today FPAWS announced its 2010 award winners. On January 18, 2010 FPAWS will present 14 awards to individuals who, by being champions of Washington’s foster parents, improve the quality of life for our foster children. Please join me in congratulating your colleagues for this professional recognition.

In honor of the work of Bob Partlow as both a champion of foster parents and as a past former foster parent, FPAWS has created the first annual Bob Partlow Award. Bob will receive the first award in his honor and Michael Luque will receive this year’s Bob Partlow Award. Bob and Michael have worked with foster parents statewide for some time.

FPAWS Luminary Awards will go to the following Children’s Administration Social Workers:

Region 1: Wendi Hunt, CFWS Social Worker – Colville

Region 2: Nelly Mbajah, CFWS Social Worker – Walla Walla

Region 3: Steve DiMarco, CFWS Social Worker – Smokey Point

Region 4: Lina Nuniyants, DLR Social Worker West Seattle

Region 5: Damian Lonnee, CFWS Social Worker Bremerton

Region 6: Maria Oliphant, CFWS Social Worker Vancouver

FPAWS Luminary Unit Award: Tumwater Adolescent Unit of Children’s Administration

In addition, the following are also being recognized by FPAWS:

FPAWS Elected Officials of the Year Awards

Representative Ruth Kagi

Representative Maureen Walsh

First Annual: Steve & Daniele Baxter Award

Steve & Daniele Baxter, Past Co-Presidents FPAWS & Current Foster Parents

Dee Wilson, Exec. Director NICF UW School of Social Work

FPAWS Best Practices in Foster Care Award

Chief Chandra Brady, Lewis County Jail Administrator

The FPAWS January 18 celebration is titled the “Night of 1000 Dreams.” For more information on the free daytime expert panel event 1–5 p.m., and the evening awards dinner ceremony 5–9 p.m. you can visit the web site: http://www.FPAWS.org or contact Mary Jeanne Smith at 509-876-6245 or email at MJ@fpaws.org


Denise Revels Robinson


One response to “www.nightof1000dreams.org

  1. Who plans to be there?

    I do!

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