Since Kimberly started with Rise as an employment consultant with SES-Hennepin just over a year ago, she has always gone out of her way to learn and engage with not only her people served, but also her coworkers.
She took the initiative to set up a monthly Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Having worked with people who have disabilities in schools and group homes since she was a junior in high school, Employment Consultant Lisa Carlson came to Rise in 2014, and is an integral part of the Anoka County mental health employment team, ‘The A Team, as members refer to it!
Dino Sassan spent 25 years in the corporate and consulting world in the human resources field before coming to work as a DSP at Rise Coon Rapids, and now working as an employment consultant working with people who have mental health issues for the past year.
He says, “I was
Placement Specialist Michelle Thompson has worked at Rise Lindstrom almost five years and her co-workers say she is an outstanding team player who is detailed, dedicated, and has an AMAZING work ethic. Michelle is enthusiastic and positive and taps into a multitude of community and employment resources to network for
DSP Jeanine Nordine has worked out of Rise Stillwater for the past eleven years and is known by her team mates for her dedication, will power, accountability, determination, integrity, compassion, and being person-centered driven.
Jeanine spent the COVID-19 furlough time assisting Industrial Services at Rise Spring Lake Park. When Rise
Employment Consultant Nathan Rouse works with people who have multiple barriers to employment and who have little success in the past, getting them excited to restart their job search. Nathan brings his energy and spirit to all aspects of his position and treats everyone with the kindness and respect they
Becca Hinckley is an occupational communication specialist (OCS) with Rise’s MEC program in Moorhead and works with people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing. Her nominator says she has “consistently shown flexibility and creativity in her work. She is highly adaptable to changing situations and resourceful in finding
Case Manager Katie Chambers is “a consummate professional and makes every effort to ensure that people served at Rise Coon Rapids and their teams feel heard and respected.
Katie is always willing to help with any needs that arise. She is a team player and a wonderful co-worker.”
With a background in corporate career coaching and development, Jennifer Johnson has a knack for assisting others with navigating and advancing their careers. Working as an employment consultant at Rise since April 2018, she supports 20 people with disabilities achieve their career goals.
Her Rise team members appreciate her upbeat
Laura Burke’s co-workers say that “she doesn’t just help people find jobs, but long-term success!”
It was also noted that, “Laura is inspiring to work alongside! She is talented, compassionate, and effective. Laura seamlessly integrates Person Centered Thinking and motivational interviewing techniques into her work, to the benefit of her