To honor the memory and lifework of Jerilyn Ross, cofounder of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and president from 1985 to 2010, this award acknowledges a professional who exemplifies excellence and outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.


Terence M. Keane, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System, National Center for PTSD

As the Director of the Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD, Terence M. Keane, PhD, has worked quietly behind the scenes to develop a world-class delivery network to our nation’s veterans. Using innovative, creative, and practical solutions, Terry has improved access to care, reduced stigma, and advocated on behalf of veterans. He has been the author and inspiration for much of the science, intervention, and administration that has led to many developments in the care that veterans receive for PTSD and related problems. Thanks to his wisdom, persistence and good humor, he has inspired and trained countless clinicians, scientists, and administrators during challenging times brought on by war, terrorism, and political changes. He served for many years on the ADAA Board, including as president, and he currently leads our distinguished Senior Leadership Council composed of luminaries in the field.


David Barlow, PhD
Boston University

David Barlow joined ADAA in 1989, and he served on the Board of Directors and the Scientific Council in the 1990s. He is the founder and director emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Boston University.
Dr. Barlow's clinical research focuses on understanding the nature of anxiety and depression and developing new treatments for emotional disorders. He has published hundreds of articles and chapters and numerous books in the area of the nature and treatment of emotional disorders. As a pioneer and leader in the field for many years, he honors Jerilyn Ross’s legacy.


Reid Wilson, PhD

Reid Wilson, PhD
Director, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Reid Wilson's commitment to ADAA is exemplary. A member since the early 1980s, Dr. Wilson worked closely with Jerilyn Ross. He served on the Board of Directors for 12 years, and was chair of the annual meeting several times.

He works tirelessly to promote treatment for anxiety disorders. His website,, has been visited by millions. He is the author of several books, including Stop Obsessing, with Edna Foa, and most recently Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents, with Lynn Lyons. His book Facing Panic, read by thousands, was donated to ADAA to sell to help support the organization’s patient-education efforts. Dr. Wilson travels around the world training clinicians to provide effective evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders. His work has improved many lives, and it honors the legacy of Jerilyn Ross.


Sally Winston, PsyD
Anxiety & Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland

An early practitioner of integrative cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, Dr. Winston has worked tirelessly in the interest of disseminating this approach for treating anxiety and related disorders. Her involvement in ADAA dates to 1981, and she was among the earliest clinicians to adopt evidence-informed care for anxiety and stress disorders. She provides clinical services, teaches and supervises other clinicians, and advocates on behalf of patients with debilitating anxiety disorders.

A tireless clinician, Dr. Winston takes on tasks and responsibilities on behalf of ADAA and for the greater good of all.