The Howard Krieger Beacon Lifetime Achievement Award

“Be a Beacon”

The CCND Lifetime Achievement Award was established to honor those who have made a lasting and notable commitment to the advancement of Non-Adversarial divorce, the protection and integrity of children and families during divorce and service to the cause. In 2019, CCND proudly renamed the award the Howard Krieger Beacon Lifetime Achievement Award, as our beloved friend and colleague embodied these values in his practice and in his life.

Howard Krieger Beacon
As a clinical psychologist, Howard spent 40 years passionately helping families in crisis- it was his true calling and, other than his family, what brought him the most joy in life. As any of his patients and friends can attest, he had a unique ability to fully devote himself to others, immerse himself in their problems and offer seemingly perfect advice. Sidney Horowitz, a long time friend of Howard shared, “Dr. Krieger… [had a] steadfast dedication to the best interests of children. He has evidenced this drive, this passion, in those clinical and legal matters regarding sexually, physically and emotionally abused and neglected children. Over time, this “protection” of children’s rights morphed, understandably, to the “at risk” children caught in the emotional tsunami of their parent’s divorce process. He performed custody evaluations to assist counsel – and the courts – in determining best outcomes for children navigating their way through this process. Howie has shared his energies serving on the Board of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and has co-taught the 40 hour mediation programs for a number of years. He has shared his clinical knowledge with attorneys and mental health professionals at this Law school’s sponsorship of the Guardian ad Litem training programs.
“Howard Krieger exemplified the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam; that is, he performs acts of kindness that assist in making the world to be a better place. He does this with little fanfare, quick witted humor and great tenacity.”
Sidney Horowitz, PhD

Bob Horwitz, 2023 Recipient of the Howard Krieger Beacon Lifetime Achievement Award


Throughout his many years as a board member of CCND, Bob has shown unflagging commitment to the organization and to assisting families to divorce in a more humane and non-adversarial way. He embodies the very ideals that the award is intended to recognize and celebrate.

Bob has been a board member of CCND almost from its inception, making him the longest-serving board member. He has been a member of CCND for so long that he has given new meaning to the term “object permanence.”

Bob has played many roles on the board, including co-president, but Bob is probably most famous for his role as a one-man training committee. Over the years, Bob organized trainings, conferences, and dinner meeting presentations. He was responsible for inviting the presenters, drafting the programs, arranging for the logistics, including picking the presenters up from the airport and, if I’m not mistaken, at least one time housing them. You name it, Bob did it. Bob is always willing to volunteer his time, talents and energy to CCND and does it with a smile. When Bob offers his opinion and insight at board meetings, people listen not just because of his archival knowledge but because Bob always has something thoughtful to say.

Bob is the organization’s true North, ensuring that we stay aligned with our core principles. CCND would like to thank Bob for his enduring commitment to the organization and for all of the time and energy he has put into making CCND a success from the beginning.

Prior Recipients of the CCND Lifetime Achievement Award



Louise Zito

Barbara Stark

Barbara Stark

Barbara Aaron

Barbara Aaron