Since joining Rise over 3 years ago, Occupational Communication Specialist Mara Rosenberg has always been a champion for the people she serves, and anyone with a disability or barrier to success. “Mara deserves this award not only because she is a top-notch employee, but because she is also a fierce
Latrice Sinclair’s work experience has landed her a permanent position!
Sinclair began at La Creche Early Childhood Center in Minneapolis on a work experience program arranged through Rise’s Pre-Employment Transition Services program. Rise is a participating agency in the national program, created to connect youth and people who have significant
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
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
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
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,
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