2019 Award Recipients

Congrats to the 2019 Award Recipients! Check out the photos & videos from the 2019 Awards Program below.

Shauna Kapsner, Member of the Year

Member of the Year*

Shauna Kapsner
Partners Senior Living Options

Mike Chies, Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement*

Mike Chies (retired)
New Brighton Care Center

Patty Andrews, Employee of the Year

Employee of the Year

Patty Andrews
Grace Village

Saada Ali, Caregiver of the Year

Caregiver of the Year

Saada Ali
New Perspective Senior Living


Shelby Mueller, Caregiver of the Year

Caregiver of the Year

Shelby Mueller
Good Samaritan Society–Woodland


Amanda Bruinsma, Nurse of the Year

Nurse of the Year

Amanda Bruinsma
Grace Village


Ruth Haug, Senior Housing Director of the Year

Senior Housing Director of the Year

Ruth Haug
Good Samaritan Society–Woodland


Katie Cook-Fjelstad, Rising Star

Rising Star

Katie Cook-Fjelstad
Woodbury Senior Living


Annette Kremer, Rising Star

Rising Star

Annette Kremer
Maple Lawn Senior Care


Sherri Lage, Dedicated Service

Dedicated Service

Sherri Lage
Woodbury Healthcare Center


Julie Raasch, Innovative Program of the Year

Innovative Program of the Year

Julie Raasch for the Pound 360 Program
The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living


Dave & Barb Ask, Volunteers of the Year

Volunteers of the Year

Dave & Barb Ask
Glenwood Estates


Julie Rosen, Public Official Recognition

Public Official Recognition**

Sen. Julie Rosen
Minnesota Senate


Jan Malcolm, Excellence in Leadership

Excellence in Leadership*

Commissioner Jan Malcolm
Minnesota Department of Health


*chosen by the Board of Directors chair
**chosen by the advocacy team


If you have any questions, comments, or need help with award nominations, contact us!

Lisa Foss Olson
Lisa Foss Olson
Director of Public Relations & Communications
Award Criteria/General Questions