by Evander Lomke on
The board of directors wish a Happy Birthday today—and many more—to Dr. William Van Ornum.
As readers of this blog know, Dr. Van Ornum contributes selflessly to the organization. His intelligence, culture, and wit grace these pages and all endeavors of the Foundation. As the head of research and development, as well as the publishing program, in addition to being one of the directors of the Foundation, Dr. Van Ornum extends the legacy of Dr. Stefan de Schill while taking the Foundation into the brave new world of another century.
Dr. Van Ornum’s idealism, keen understanding of the psyche, professionalism, “people skills” as professor and wise counsel, and the sensitive care he gives son William are all recognized and to be honored.
Dr. Van Ornum is held in the highest esteem by his colleagues, who thank him for his nonpareil contributions to the mission of The American Mental Health Foundation: to create a more compassionate, humane society.
All best wishes, dear friend!