Shimberg Lectures

Dr. Benjamin Shimberg, widely considered the father of accountability in professional and occupational licensing, was the first chair of CACs 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:

2016Kathleen Haley, Executive Director, Oregon Medical Board
2015Lisa McGiffert, Director, Safe Patient Project, Consumers Union
2013Kathy Apple, CEO, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
2012Paul Grace, President and CEO, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
2011Catherine Dower, Associate Director for Research, Center for the Health Professions, UCSF
2010Art Levin, Director, Center for Medical Consumers
2009Sidney Wolfe, Director, Public Citizens Health Research Group
2008Polly Johnson, former Executive Director of the North Carolina Board of Nursing
2007Barbara Safriet, former Public Member on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
2006John Rother, former Policy and Strategy Director for AARP
2005Julie DAngelo 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
2004Mark 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