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Ronald Jansen named a June Rise Champion of the Month

Ronald Jansen named a June Rise Champion of the Month

Ronald Jansen currently works for Rise as a Direct Support Professional. His dedication to the people we serve has continually impressed Jansen’s coworkers since he joined Rise two years ago. “Ron always goes above and beyond while engaging with people. He is respectful of their preferences as they choose their

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Meet some of our award-winning team members

Meet some of our award-winning team members

Rise is proud to hire the brightest and the best people to join our team. Throughout the year, we not only nominate people for awards and honors from other local, state and national organizations, but recognize their extraordinary work through our Champions of the Month, Champions of the Mission, and

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Dino Sassan, Employment Consultant, July 2020

Dino Sassan, Employment Consultant, July 2020

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

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Jeanean has interesting career as an American Red Cross phlebotomist

Jeanean has interesting career as an American Red Cross phlebotomist

As always, but especially during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis that is gripping the world, blood supplies are critical to addressing medical conditions. Jeanean Chatman is proud to be a phlebotomist with the American Red Cross collecting much-needed blood and plasma during these challenging times.
A compassionate person by nature, Jeanean,

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Heather has featured painting in Courage Kenny’s annual art sale

Heather has featured painting in Courage Kenny’s annual art sale

A prolific and exceptional artist, Heather Barber is a featured artist in this year’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale. She created her painting, The Rose, in Rise’s Art Speaks program with Art Therapist Stacy Gross.
In her artist’s statement, Heather says: “I have a

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