Alaska Alliance for Direct Service Careers (AADSC) Outstanding Direct Service Professional of the Year Awards
2015 Award Winners
The 2015 AADSC Outstanding Direct Service Professionals of the Year received $1,000, a paid trip* to the 2015 Full Lives Conference to accept this award, and free registration to the 2016 Full Lives Conference! *Paid trip only applied to those residing outside of the Anchorage/Mat-Su area.
To be a direct service professional, a person must work AT LEAST 75% of their time in direct care activities. Direct Service Professionals provide support to a wide range of individuals in a variety of settings including the individual’s home, workplace, residential center, day center, and community. Positions include, but are not limited to: PCAs, CNAs, home care providers, recreation staff, clinicians, job coaches, counselors, and early intervention associates; anyone who works directly with an infant, child, adolescent, adult or senior who depends on support to be more self-sufficient.
Ben Zantow, Soldotna - Works with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Shari Conner, Soldotna - Works with Individuals in Substance Abuse/Chronic Alcoholism Treatment
Kaitlyn Meyers, Anchorage - Works with Individuals Experiencing Mental Illness
Belisha Jefferies, Anchorage - Works with Individuals with Brain Injuries
Nancy Hendricks, Palmer - Works with Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Age-Related Dementia/Elder Care
AADSC Award Winners 2007-2015
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