The Founders Award was created in 1999 in honor of those who founded this agency, to recognize individuals, foundations, corporations, community organizations and others who have made outstanding contributions that further the mission of Peer Assistance Services.

2017
Ralph Johnson, Executive Director, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Andrew Volin, Attorney
Richard Lindsey, PhD, Former COO, MINES & Associates                                                     Robert Mines, PhD, Founder and Chairman, MINES & Associates

2016                                                                                                                                                  Clare Hooper, RN, Board Member/Founder, Peer Assistance Services, Inc.                                       Joe Valdez, RPh, Pharmacist/Owner, La Jara Pharmaceutical Center, Inc.                                Senator Pat Steadman, Denver Legislator, Colorado General Assembly

2015
Don Davis, MS, Board Member and Treasurer, Peer Assistance Services, Inc. 
Christie Donner, Executive Director, Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Mary Weber, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Specialty Coordinator, Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Nursing, University of Colorado College of Nursing

2014
Kelly Perez, Human Services Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor
Jeannie Ritter, Mental Health Ambassador, Mental Health Center of Denver
Tonya Wheeler, Executive Director, Advocates for Recovery

2012-2013
Jeff Downing, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, National Jewish Health
John Fabiano, Broader Horizons                                                                                                         Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy; President, Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force

2011
Randi C. Wood, LCSW, DCSW, CEAP, Director of Colorado State Employee Assistance Program
Eric Goplerud, PhD, NORC, the University of Chicago

2010
Kerry B. Broderick, M.D.
CeDAR—Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation
Howie Madigan
The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr., Governor of Colorado

2009
Division of Behavioral Health
Colorado Nurses Association

2008
Joe Stommel, MS
Representative Anne L. McGihon, MSW, JD
Tony’s Market

2007
Robert Aukerman, MSW
Harold Bober, RPh, PhD 

2006
Jan Bender, RPh
Crossroads Turning Points, Inc.
Michelle Sandel, DVM
Troy Fox, DDS
Carmelita Muñiz

2005
Colorado Dental Association
Vforge, Inc.
Phillip Aragon, BS
Michael L. Johnson, RPh
Clare Sandekian, MS, RN, CNS, CAC III

2004
Joann Adkins, BSN, RN
Howard Landesman, DDS, M.Ed
Thomas Crowley, MD
Robin Mower, PharmD
Russ Brakel, BS
Jody Gingery, M. Ed, RN

2003
Brett Kessler, DDS
David Thompson, PhD
Pam Gillen, RN, ND
John Jones, Parole Officer
Talbott Recovery Campus

2002
Jane Klein, RN
Kim Laudenslager, RDH
Val Kalnins, RPh
DeVonna Anthony, NCAC II, CAC III

2001
John Bauman, DDS
Lola Fehr, RN
Roger Portfolio, RPh
Addiction Research and Treatment Services

2000
Gene Bloom, DDS
Tom Stock, RPh
The Harmony Foundation

1999
St. Anthony Hospitals
Kelly Fulton, RN
Valley Hope Association