Catherine M. Hawes, Ph.D.

Catherine M. Hawes, Ph.D.

Regents Professor Catherine M. Hawes, Ph.D., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, will receive the 2013 Elma Holder Founder’s Award from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care at their 37th Annual Conference and Meeting, October 24-27, 2013, in Crystal City, Virginia.

As one of the 2013 Consumer Voice Leadership Awards, the Elma Holder Founder’s Award is a lifetime-achievement award for individuals who have dedicated their life to long-term care reform and shown great leadership and dedication to improving long-term care services.

The Consumer Voice, previously the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR), is the foremost national authority for consumers of long-term services and support, whether in nursing homes, assisted living, or in their own homes. The Consumer Voice has worked for decades to ensure quality long-term care services and support, as well as to inform consumers of their options and their right to advocate for themselves and those for whom they care.

Dr. Hawes’ has spent her entire career in teaching, research, and activism in pursuit of person-centered quality in long-term services and supports. It is this continual dedication to the needs of vulnerable populations that earned her this prestigious award.  Nominations are made by members of the Consumer Voice.  

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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