December 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm EDT | by Peter Rosenstein
Comings & Goings
Alex Morash, Comings & Goings, gay news, Washington Blade

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Daniel Hicks, gay news, Washington Blade

Daniel Hicks

Congratulations to Daniel Hicks who is a contributor to an important new book, “Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military.” His editor wrote, “On behalf of Springer Science + Business Media, I would like to thank you for your contribution to our pool of clinical medicinal knowledge. This book would not be possible without you.” Hicks said other local individuals included in the book are: Dr. Martin Chin, Dr. Steve Tulin (a neuropsychologist at Howard) and Dr. Cam Ritchie who headed the D.C. Department of Mental Health after she retired from the military.

Hicks retired as an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Clinical Educator Track and Medical Director, Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program at Georgetown University Hospital in D.C. Previously he worked as a staff psychiatrist at Whitman-Walker and spent years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center HIV Program, providing psychiatric evaluation and treatment of HIV-infected military beneficiaries and their families; education and support services to inpatients, outpatients and staff.

Hicks received his bachelor’s with distinction from Purdue University, his doctorate from Indiana University School of Medicine and did his residency, at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Congratulations also to Jimmy R. Rock who is now Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Public Advocacy Division of the D.C. Attorney General’s office. The Division has two sections: Housing and Community Justice (which handles housing and public nuisance enforcement along with wage theft cases) and the Public Integrity Section, which handles antitrust, nonprofit and charity enforcement, false claims act cases and environmental work. He is also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Prior to this appointment he was Deputy Director, Office of Consumer Protection, where he helped to establish the stand-alone Office of Consumer Protection; managing local and multi-state consumer protection investigations and litigation and overseeing a staff of five line attorneys and three investigators. He has also worked in the private sector for Troutman Sanders LLP and Sidley & Austin, LLP, Washington, D.C. He clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville, for the Honorable Maurice Paul. He received the Charles Resichel writing award (2013); and the Distinguished Service Award for trial of affirmative litigation (2013).

Rock earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Organizational Communication from the University of Tulsa, and his master’s of Theological Studies from Emory University. He earned his Juris Doctor from Emory School of Law. He lives with his husband Tom in D.C. where they spoil their rescue dog Kensi.

Congratulations also to Fay Jacobs whose new book “Fried & Convicted – Rehoboth Beach Uncorked” has been named one of the top three LGBT Books of the Year for 2017 by the International Rainbow Awards. This annual contest included more than 400 books from all over the world, juried by 137 judges, and included submissions from mainstream, independent, and self-publishers. Jacobs is published by Bywater Books. This is Jacobs’ fifth collection of essays from the publications Letters from CAMP Rehoboth and Delaware Beach Life. Upon being notified of the award Jacobs said, “I’m stunned and thrilled to be recognized like this from the Rainbow Awards, especially considering the global reach and number and caliber of entries.”

In “Fried & Convicted,” the author returns with more biting observations and laugh out loud dispatches from her life as a magazine scribe and sit-down comic. She takes on the absurdities of contemporary life from her boardwalk bench in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Fay Jacobs

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