Dr. JoAnne M. Malloy wins Jennifer Wierwille Norton Memorial Award from the New Hampshire Children's Collaborative

December 5, 2019

Dr. JoAnne M. Malloy holding the Jennifer Wierwille Norton Memorial Award

Please join the Institute on Disability in congratulating Dr. JoAnne M. Malloy on being honored as the recipient of the Jennifer Wierwille Norton Memorial Award from the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative (NHCBHC).  The award recognizes Dr. Malloy’s commitment to youth health, outstanding research, and her ability to inspire system improvements by building community and trust.

"The selection committee unanimously selected Dr. JoAnne Malloy to receive this year's award," says Dellie Campaign, Communications Director for the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative. "JoAnne's many tireless efforts have had a major impact on strengthening the child-serving system in New Hampshire. We are thrilled to be able to recognize her many years of commendable service and commitment."

"JoAnne uses her lifetime of relationships and connections to build strong bridges across all disciplines and agencies to ensure children, youth, and families have what they need when they need it," shared one of Dr. Malloy's colleagues.

The IOD is incredibly proud of Dr. Malloy’s continuous impact on the child-serving system. Throughout her tenure, Dr. Malloy has directed several state and federally-funded youth transition, employment and dropout prevention projects with a focus on youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. Notably, in 1996, Dr. Malloy helped develop a transition planning and support model for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, known as RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural supports, Education, and Work). RENEW has since been replicated in educational, mental health, school and juvenile detention settings across the United States.