The Gretchen Schodde Lifetime Achievement Award goes to a member who advances the profession and displays qualities such as inspiration, vision, creativity, dedication, leadership, commitment, service, and devotion.
Elaine Walsh lives those qualities to the fullest. One of the multiple members who nominated her wrote: “Dr. Walsh has consistently provided mentoring, leadership, research, and policy engagement. Her career reflects this dedication to mental health by improving the lives of clients and patients through her work on policy and providing training, as well as facilitating the very best practice for those pursuing their education as psychiatric nurses.”