The 2023 Rising Star and ARRM Cares award finalists have been announced. Finalists were recognized at the Forward Annual Conference July 26. Winners will be announced September 11 during National Direct Support Providers (DSP) Week.
The Rising Star Award is for DSPs with three years of experience or less. the finalists are Quinn Bang (CCRI—Creative Care for Reaching Independence); Brace Gotshalk (Living Well Disability Services), Nena Johnson (Dungarvin Inc.), Marie Olson (SMB Disability Solutions), Ryan Orstad (DRCC) and Matthew Zemple (EON).
Finalists for the ARRM Cares Award are Ruth Bingham and Annette Ripley (Living Well Disability Services), Nicole Carlson (CCRI—Creative Care for Reaching Independence), Martha Hartman (Harry Meyering Center), Katie Hensel (EON), Guy Johnson (Opportunity Partners) Diane Mailand and Beatrice Morehouse (Dungarvin Inc.), Shelley Peltier (The Phoenix Residence Inc.), Linda Ripley (Tender Loving Care of Duluth), Carol Smith (Mount Olivet Rolling Acres – Mora) and Sue Stone (Mary T. Inc.). This award is for longer-tenured DSPs.