Looking Upwards

LOOKING UPWARDS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE SPRING 2018

We are proud to honor these inspirational individuals and businesses.  Each has shown outstanding commitment towards vibrant, satisfying lives for people with disabilities. Presenting the Awards for Excellence was Looking Upwards’ Executive Director, Carrie W. Miranda. We extend special thanks to The Atlantic Resort, Water’s Edge Flowers and to Sierra Rudkowski of East Passage Photography for helping to make this an event fitting the occasion.

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SHRI Yoga
Community Partner Award
Susan DeSantis, Alison Bologna, & Robin Sousa

 

Cindy’s Country Café
Business Partner Award
Cindy Morse

 

Robin Monihan Yoffa
Volunteer of the Year

 

Leann Karpovitz
Personal Growth Award

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Manny Tavares
The Linda Brandao Award for Self-Advocacy

 

Monique Rocha
Team Leader Award

 

Environmental Team
Team Accomplishment Award
Michael Melo, Gregory Rembijas, Domingos Carreiro & Robert Riegel

 

Navigator Team
Team Accomplishment Award
Steven Quesenberry, Brandan Martinez, Alicia Rogers, Samantha Lancaster
Mae Lipscomb & Allison Legein

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Casey Weibust
Shining Star Award

 

Tory Flis
The Karen Biestek Award

 

Holly Wesman
Above and Beyond Award

 

Dr. O. William Hilton, Jr.
Lifetime Achievement Award


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Gloria Davis
Exceptional Professional Award

 

Jean Notorantonio
Hidden Star Award

   
             
             

Direct Support Professional Awards

     
Hezbon Ayodo   Cherrie Bell   Ali Borges   Chris Brennan
     
Tom Cabral   Tanja Conroy   Judith Crough   Marlene DaSilva
     
Denise Ellis   Linda Ferreira   Christina Hundt   Dean Laliberte
     
Mae Lipscomb   Elizabeth Marshall   Jake O’Flaherty   Maria Elizabeth Palencia
     
Lori Reilly   Anthony Riley   Alicia Rogers  

Kathy Roy

     
Sarah Sangeado   Marybeth Sousa   Greg Stanton   NeeCee Tremblay
           
Lori White            

Additional Direct Support Award Recipients
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Pam Cox
Kwame Darko
Dawn Edelen
Mark Emerick
William Johnson
John KayKay
Lissie Leddy
Lori Levy
Elsa Melo
Hannah Perry
Rosemary Raygada-Sosa
Ed Robinson - (CPNRI RI DSP of the Year)
Joan Wilkerson-Pierre
Gerald Wimbish