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Paul Herfindahl, Activity Specialist, June 2018

Paul Herfindahl, Activity Specialist, June 2018

Paul Herfindahl is an activity specialist with Rise’s Adult Day Program at the Northtown YMCA in Coon Rapids. Word from the team at the Y is that Paul is an overall outstanding co-worker. Nominators say that Paul, who started at Rise in 1994, is dedicated to those whom he supports.

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Amanda Kendall, Employment Consultant, May 2018

Amanda Kendall, Employment Consultant, May 2018

Rise co-workers who nominated Amanda say she always goes above and beyond her job as an employment consultant with Rise Lindstrom. Amanda, who joined Rise in January 2017, is noted for keeping communication positive, going the distance for the people we serve, and gladly assisting her team mates.
“I truly

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Juleen Lee, Direct Support Professional Sub, April 2018

Juleen Lee, Direct Support Professional Sub, April 2018

Juleen Lee, a DSP sub/float at Rise Coon Rapids, was nominated by several Rise co-workers who consistently noted that Juleen is hard-working, has a positive attitude, and can handle any and all work responsibilities as she covers for other Rise DSPs at DTH community work sites. People we serve enjoy

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Kevin Gagner, IT Application Administrator, March 2018

Kevin Gagner, IT Application Administrator, March 2018

IT Application Adminstrator Kevin Gagner’s nominators noted that in his work with Care Director, Kevin is a problem-solver and responds to his co-workers’ concerns and needs with professional patience, expertise, and speed!
Originally referred to Rise by Noel McCormick in January 2016, Kevin says that he likes being a part

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Sarah Gustafson, Employment Consultant, February 2018

Sarah Gustafson, Employment Consultant, February 2018

Sarah Gustafson (who was subsequently selected as Rise’s 2018 Champion of the Year) started at Rise in December 2016 as an employment consultant. She was recognized by her peers last month for her unfailing optimism and being creative, encouraging, smart, and caring (among MANY other worthy attributes!).
“The best part

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Vince Mans, Administrative Specialist, January 2018

Vince Mans, Administrative Specialist, January 2018

Administrative Specialist Vince Mans was recognized by his fellow Rise Central team members for his thoroughness and great attitude. Vince, who has worked at Rise in various positions for 19 years, says, “The work Rise does has meaning and purpose – it truly has a positive effect on the lives

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