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2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Brady Carlberg
2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Brady Carlberg

Brady Carlberg, who started his career with REM at an intermediate care facility, came to the REM Heartland program in 2016. The program is one of only three of its kind in the state and can serve no more than three individuals at a time due to the children’s challenges.

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2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Andi Brooks
2018 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Andi Brooks

Andi Brooks has been an advocate for the people she serves since she first entered the field of human services after moving from East Texas 15 years ago. She joined REM Iowa as a direct support professional in 2004, and has continued her person-centered approach to care as a program coordinator and now program director.

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2017 Ripple of Hope Winner Amy Aguirre
2017 Ripple of Hope Winner Amy Aguirre

As the program coordinator at REM Ramsey’s Southwood home in Minnesota, Amy Aguirre empowers the women she serves to express their desires and concerns and together with staff reach goals that were once thought to be impossible.

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2017 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Bill Painter
2017 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Bill Painter

Bill Painter, senior director of clinical practice within The MENTOR Network’s Child and Family Services Center of Excellence, is a role model for those working to help children and families. Throughout his 35-year career, Bill has become known as a pioneer in the field of family preservation services.

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2017 Ripple of Hope Winner: Immacula David
2017 Ripple of Hope Winner: Immacula David

Every day more than 120 people come to Kay Pam Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most are welcomed by nurse Immacula David’s loving warmth and energy.

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