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Recognizing those who made a difference!

Each year, New Avenues recognizes the hard work and dedication of the individuals who we serve for their achievements and employees, nurses, support staff, advocates and volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of the children, men and women with disabilities. Held at the Holiday Ball, Lydia Esparra emceed the Annual Recognition Celebration honoring the 2013 winners.


Tanya Padgett, ICF/DD Employee of the Year

Mariann Husa, Supported Living Employee of the Year

Tammie Henderson, Buckeye Industries Employee of the Year

Arthur Kruger, ICF/DD Resident of the Year

Wanda Hopkins, Ashtabula County: Supported Living Consumer of the Year

Kimberly Tyburski, Cuyahoga County:  Supported Living Consumer of the Year

Carrie McGuire, Lake County: Supported Living Consumer of the Year

Dale Wilson, Support Staff of the Year

Cari Lucas, Nurse of the Year, Florence Nightingale Award

Doris Bernardo, Advocate of the Year

Scott Gloger, Volunteer of the Year

Forest City Enterprises, Volunteer Group of the Year

Melanie O’Connell,
Spirit Award

Miriam Sigman, Special Recognition