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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Amanda LaPlante

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Amanda LaPlante

As a mental health practitioner and housing support specialist with Rise, Amanda LaPlante works in the ARMHS (Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services) and Rapid Rehousing programs to assist people with their housing challenges. Through her support, people can get back to living a functional life, find stable housing, and become

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Patty Thurk

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Patty Thurk

For Patty Thurk, preparation is everything.
As an employment consultant at Rise New Richmond, Patty’s primary goal is to find employment opportunities for people. Accomplishing that goal calls for Patty to take on a wide variety of tasks—ranging from employment coaching to networking with local business leaders to find new

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Jebb Anderson

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Jebb Anderson

Jebb Anderson’s official title at Rise is an employment specialist, but the vast scope of his role makes it challenging to summarize all that he does in a single job title. Jebb has many skills in his tool belt and plenty of passion for the Rise mission, which allows him

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Habie Jalloh

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Habie Jalloh

As a direct support professional at Rise’s Adult Day Program in Fridley, Habie Jalloh arrives to work each and every day with a wide smile on her face with the goal of always going the extra mile. Talk to anyone that interreacts with Habie at Rise, and you hear the

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Team Member Spotlight: Antiwnette Holliday

Team Member Spotlight: Antiwnette Holliday

Currently the program supervisor at Rise’s Coon Rapids site, Antiwnette Holliday is proof that great things come to people who work hard and bring passion to their work.
Antiwnette joined the Rise organization five years ago as a temp, and her talent and potential were quickly recognized and rewarded with

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Paul Kuhlmann

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Paul Kuhlmann

Paul Kuhlman is a housing support specialist with Rise’s Employment Innovations and Rapid Rehousing programs serving people in Central Minnesota. In this role, Paul serves as a vital advocate for people who have mental health issues by assisting them find affordable housing. He then helps them make a smooth transition

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Santos Flores

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Santos Flores

Santos Flores brings a tremendous amount of professionalism, positivity, and passion to his work with him each and every day at the Rise Spring Lake Park production facility where he works as a warehouse supervisor. When you talk to Santos, it’s easy to be impressed by his infectious positive attitude

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Jarnagin

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Jarnagin

When you cross Amanda Jarnagin’s path, expect to be greeted with an enormous smile that matches her heart. She loves to start her day with a good laugh before rolling up her sleeves to begin her work.
Amanda is a direct support professional in a program that works with Deaf

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Dave Kassing

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Dave Kassing

Hoping to find a meaningful way to fill up his wide-open schedule after he retired, Dave Kassing decided to take a friend’s advice and check out a part-time van driver position at Rise. A driver himself, Dave’s friend knew Rise was looking for reliable substitute drivers to take people to

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Rise Team Member Spotlight: Sue Featherly

Rise Team Member Spotlight: Sue Featherly

Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived in the service of others is worth living.” By that notion, Sue Featherly lives a very special life, as she spends a tremendous amount of time improving the lives of others.
As a follow-up specialist at Rise, Sue provides long-term support to

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