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2015 DSP Recognition Awards Recipients

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANCOR’s Direct Support Professional Recognition Award is given to those who personify the values of ANCOR’s National Advocacy Campaign, which works to ensure a professional and sustainable DSP workforce and to increase public awareness of their important work. Nominees are judged on their success in helping people with disabilities build social networks and engage in substantive community participation and for advocating for the people they serve.

ANCOR’s 2015 National Direct Support Professional Recognition Award recipient is:

Alex Andrews, Imagine!, Lafayette, CO

ANCOR’s 2015 State & Canadian Direct Support Professional Recognition Award Recipients are:

  • Alabama: Maxine Holt, ResCare Residential, Birmingham
  • Alaska: Theresa Cunningham, Cindy & Vic's R&R, Inc., Anchorage
  • Arizona: Robert Contreras, ResCare HomeCare, Flatstaff
  • Arkansas: Diane Ragsdale, Bost Inc., Russellville
  • California: Jimmy Rodriguez, ResCare HomeCare, Riverside
  • Colorado: Carla Buterbaugh, Dungarvin, Colorado Springs
  • Connecticut: Kimberly Pettella, Mosaic, Cromwell
  • Delaware: Evans Omanga, Mosaic, Newark
  • District of Columbia: Melvin Beach, RCM, Washington, DC
  • Florida: Samantha Pease, ResCare Residential, Bonita Springs
  • Georgia: Erik Washington, Support Solutions, Augusta
  • Idaho: Kathy Spracklen, ResCare HomeCare, Sandpoint
  • Illinois: Elizabeth Pagel, Mosaic, Macomb
  • Indiana: Yared Belew, Benchmark Human Services, Fort Wayne
  • Iowa: Tony Jennings, Opportunity Village, Clear Lake
  • Kansas: Bryan Wade, ResCare Residential, Maize
  • Kentucky: Jonathan Barjolo, ResCare Residential, Louisville
  • Louisiana: Stephanie Givens, ResCare Residential, Mandeville
  • Maine: Caitlin Petersen, Group Main Stream, Portland
  • Maryland: Ed Wainwright, Jr., New Horizons Supported Services, Inc., Upper Marlboro
  • Massachusetts: John Frederick, New England Business Associates, Springfield
  • Michigan: Yvette Murray, ResCare Premier, Milan
  • Minnesota: Lisa Buckentin, Dungarvin, Mendota Heights
  • Mississippi: Glenda Patterson, REM, McComb
  • Missouri: Ka'iionna Stubblefield, Emmaus Homes, St. Charles
  • Montana: Deborah Blong, Opportunity Resources, Inc., Missoula
  • Nebraska: Sharon Teets, Mosaic, Grand Island
  • Nevada: Shawn Torres, Dungarvin, Las Vegas
  • New Jersey: Lynette Bernardo, Community Access Unlimited, Elizabeth
  • New Mexico: Kathey Kinsey, Dungarvin, Farmington
  • New York: Nelson Machado, YAI, Centerreach
  • North Carolina: Shawron Ollison, ResCare Residential, Charlotte
  • North Dakota: Paul Erdmann, Fraser, Ltd., Fargo
  • Ohio: Alexandra Koncan, Welcome Home, Westlake
  • Oklahoma: Glory Honea, Dungarvin, Norman
  • Oregon: Tara McIntosh, Dungarvin, Portland
  • Pennsylvania: Muriel Gabriel, Keystone Human Services, Lancaster
  • Rhode Island: Cheri Avedisian, Community Living of Rhode Island, Warwick
  • South Dakota: Lisa Batteen, Black Hills Works, Rapid City
  • Tennessee: Jennifer Neeley, ResCare HomeCare, Clarksville
  • Texas: Latasha Love, Mosaic, Waco
  • Utah: Carole Davis, ResCare HomeCare, Ogden
  • Vermont: Anastatia Griffith, Families First, Inc., Brattleboro
  • Virginia: La'Shon Allen, Chimes Virginis Inc., Fairfax
  • Washington: Ramsay Liula, Aacres, Seattle
  • West Virginia: Christopher Taylor, ResCare Residential, Keyser
  • Wisconsin: Jeanne Gebhardt, Dungarvin, Madison
  • Wyoming: Brandi Bristow, ResCare Residential, Cheyenne
  • Canada: Jenn Houle, ResCare Premier, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON