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2018 Award Recipients

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

is pleased to announce our 

CFHA Award Winners 


We are honored to recognize the exceptional achievements in patient and family-centered integrated collaborative health care modeled by each of our award winners.  We celebrated each individual and organization at our 2018 conference, Innovations in Integrations in Rochester, New York October 18-20th, 2018.

John Rolland



As a early adopter of collaborative care, John Rolland, worked with Don and other pioneers to develop integrated healthcare, working primarily in specialty care settings. He was a frequent contributor to Family Systems Medicine (precursor to Families, Systems & Health). He was present at Wingspread, active in the development of our Association, a founding CFHA board member, and a plenary speaker at the first CFHA national conference. His CFHA membership equals in years the tenure of our organization, including 10 years as a member of our board of directors - a term at the beginning of our association and a recent term. John lives the mission of CFHA through his intellectual contribution, his commitment to our field, his behavioral qualities and his relational attributes.

  Tina Schermer-Sellers (top) and Claudia Grauf-Grounds (bottom) 


This FHIG-sponsored award recognizes clinicians and researchers who incorporate the principles of family-oriented care into their day-to-day work with families managing their health. Tina Schermer-Sellers and Claudia Grauf-Grounds share a legacy of being inspirational role models for many generations of students and colleagues who have gone on to make a difference in the lives of families all around the world. 


This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to health care through their commitment and use of the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model. Cherokee Health Systems has been practicing the PCBH approach to integration for so long that they don’t even think of it as the PCBH model, but rather just good primary care. They understand that the goal of integration should not just be to improve outcomes for behavioral health conditions in primary care, but rather to improve primary care broadly, and for everyone.

Cody  Hostutler



This competitive award supports the work of a trainee or early career professional whose research project significantly contributes to the field of integrated care. CFHA is proud to support Cody Hostutler's work outlining the effect of psychological flexibility on the relationship between adverse childhood events and salient health outcomes in adolescents. His project will provide important insight into using quality improvement methods in integrated care research, and provide valuable health status information about adolescents in primary care. 



Bridget Beachy 

The 15 founders of CFHA have been instrumental to the development and future of the field as demonstrated by their continuous support and mentorship of young collaborators. In their honor, the annual CFHA Founders’ Early Career Professional Award serves as the highest recognition for an early career professional’s contributions to the field of integrated and collaborative care. From the beginning of her career, Bridget Beachy pursued a path toward collaborative care and improving the health of individuals and their families. She is an exceptional colleague who brings enthusiasm, creativity, commitment and persistence to all of her many endeavors. 


Past Awardees 

 Don Bloch   PCBH Model     Family Oriented Care   Early Career Professional    Research Fellowship   

 2008 - William Doherty and Macaran Baird 

2010 - CJ Peek 

2011 - Alexander Blount 

2012 - Larry Mauksch 

2016 - Barry Jacobs 

2017 - Mary Talen 


2016 - Jeff Reiter   

2017 - Patricia Robinson


2016 - ECU - Medical Family Therapy PhD Program 

2017 - Jerica Berge 


 2016 - Eboni Winford  

2017 - Max Zubatsky


2016 - Jeffrey Shahidullah 

2017 - Jennifer Carty 

Eboni Winford, Ph.D.
Eboni Winford, Ph.D.

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P. O. Box 23980,
Rochester, New York
14692-3980 USA

What We Do

CFHA is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making integrated behavioral and physical health the standard of care nationally. CFHA achieves this by organizing the integrated care community, providing expert technical assistance and producing educational content.