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Meet 2019 Ripple of Hope Winner Liz Lauzon
Meet 2019 Ripple of Hope Winner Liz Lauzon

As a case manager at NeuroRestorative, Liz is focused on admitting individuals to the NeuroRestorative Massachusetts Supported Living Program. She is the first contact most people have coming into NeuroRestorative in Massachusetts and she makes sure the connection she builds is a strong one.

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2019 Ripple of Hope Award Winner Lisa Martinez
2019 Ripple of Hope Award Winner Lisa Martinez

Lisa became a nurse to have more one-on-one time with patients and contribute more to their quality of life. She joined NeuroRestorative in 2014 as a night licensed vocational nurse (LVN) and took on the role of assistant director of nursing in early 2019, becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist along the way.

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2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Brandy Fortner
2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Brandy Fortner

Helping people is something Brandy Fortner has always done, as a teacher and a customer service representative. But it wasn’t until 2013 that she found her calling when she entered the healthcare field as a direct support professional.

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2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Leilani Lagua
2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Leilani Lagua

Over a 13-year period, Leilani Lagua welcomed more than 37 foster children into her home. A few years later, she felt the calling again and this time reached out to California MENTOR’s Family Home Agency in Stockton to open her heart and home to an adult in need.

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2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Melissa Coronado
2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Melissa Coronado

From a young age, Melissa Coronado was inspired by her parents to give back, and she has used that passion and dedication to grow Arizona MENTOR’s Host Home program in the Tucson area, serving more adults and children in need.

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