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Distinguished Fellow Award

This award will recognize the impact of the significant contributions and accomplishments that the individual has achieved through their work in advancement of the profession of Forensic Nursing. No more than one award will be made each year. Recipient of this award will be designated as a Distinguished Fellow of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Regular/Associate membership must be maintained in order to keep the designation. The award recipient may use the title of Distinguished Fellow as part of their professional title. Recipient of the Distinguished Fellow Award receives a complimentary one year membership in the Association.


  • The nominee is an International Association of Forensic Nurses voting member.

  • The nominee has demonstrated a commitment to the development of the profession of Forensic Nursing.

  • The nominee, through research and/or theory development, advances knowledge of forensic concepts and their relation to nursing care.

  • The nominee will have made a significant contribution to opening and advancing opportunities in Forensic Nursing through outstanding achievements in public health, welfare and safety.



Past Distinguished Fellow Winners

2018 - Kim Day

2017 - Annie Lewis-O'Connor

2016 - Dr. Karen Neill 

2015 - Pamela Tabor 

2014 - Rachell Ekroos
2013 - Jamie Ferrell

2012 - Joyce Williams

2011 - Jacqueline Callari-Robinson

2010 - Angela Frederick Amar

2009 - Diana Faugno

2008 - Cindy Peternelj-Taylor

2007 - Patricia A. Crane

2006 - Dr. Louanne Lawson

2005 - Russell Rooms

2004 - Jenifer Markowitz

2003 - Dian L. Williams

2002 - Paul T. Clements

2001 - Patricia Speck

2000 - Gwendolyn R. Costello

1998 - Patricia Loftus

1998 - Dawn Rice

1996 - Virginia Lynch

1996 - Janet Barber Duval

1995 - Ann Burgess

1995 - Dr. Z.G. Standing Bear

1995 - Dr. Patrick Besant-Matthews

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