CHI - Friendship

Winter 2015

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 1 of 7

Chairperson: ELLEN MAHLI Retired, Health Care Vice Chairperson: MARK DUBORD Banker, American Federal JEFF DROP Senior Vice President, Operations, CHI SISTER KATHERINE FENNELL, PBVM Presentation Sister JEAN HANNIG Attorney, Hannig & Associates Adjunct Faculty, Minnesota State University Moorhead KATHY HOGAN North Dakota State Representative JAMES PAPACEK Retired, Educator HOWARD BARLOW Isaiah Aordable Housing Program, LSS JOEL A. DAVY Principal, JLG Architects JACKI KNAPPRAAEN Associate Development Director, LSS CAROL RENNER Communications Manager, NDSU SEAN SMITH Self Advocate, CHI Friendship PAULA STORM Parent Board of Directors As 2015 draws to a close, I am pleased to announce a wonderful accomplishment that occurred during the past year. In late September, CHI Friendship received notication that the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) selected us to receive an International Award of Excellence in recognition of our support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CQL accredits hundreds of organizations around the world, and we are thrilled to be one of four providers to be selected for this honor. Our Vice President, Dori Leslie, received the award on behalf of our organization at the CQL conference in St. Louis on October20. We are humbled to know the great eort involved in making this transition from facility- based vocational services to community-based vocational services has been well-received and honored by our respected colleagues. When we focus on getting the people we support involved with their community, great opportunities begin to unfold. Communication skills are learned, friendships are forged, and a sense of self-worth is gained for everyone involved. Thank you to our Direct Support Professionals and Leadership Team in your perseverance to make our vision to support this community a reality. You all play a critical role in helping people achieve their dreams. I look forward to nding what 2016 has in store for all of us. Sincerely, Je Pederson President's Message CHI FRIENDSHIP /// 2

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of CHI - Friendship - Winter 2015