Shimberg Lectures

Dr. Benjamin Shimberg, widely considered the “father” of accountability in professional and occupational licensing, was the first chair of CAC’s Board of Directors until his death in September 2003.  The Board named Ben Chairman Emeritus of CAC and created an annual Ben Shimberg Public Service Award.  Each year, the Board asks the award recipient to deliver a lecture.

Past recipients of the award were:  

 2013 Kathy Apple, CEO, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
 2012 Paul Grace, President and CEO, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
 2011 Catherine Dower, Associate Director for Research, Center for the Health Professions, UCSF
 2010 Art Levin, Director, Center for Medical Consumers
 2009 Sidney Wolfe, Director, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group
 2008 Polly Johnson, former Executive Director of the North Carolina Board of Nursing
 2007 Barbara Safriet, former Public Member on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
 2006 John Rother, former Policy and Strategy Director for AARP
 2005 Julie D’Angelo Fellmeth, Administrative Director, Center for Public Interest Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and former Enforcement Monitor for the Medical Board of California
 2004 Mark Yessian, Former Regional Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections, Boston Region, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

All of the above lectures can be accessed here: Ben Shimberg Memorial Lectures