Care Providers of Minnesota is proud to recognize & celebrate these amazing indiviuals who are recipients of our annual award recognition. Choosing recipients was difficult—as everyone working in the healthcare profession deserves recognition, accolades & praise. Yet this year, in the midst of a pandemic, we celebrate these deserving individuals!

Thank you Laurie, Tom, Dutchess, Christine, Holli, Sara, Carissa, Emma, Andrea, Jessica, Kathy—and to each of you—for your compassion, love, and dedication in caring for Minnesota’s vulnerable & aging adults.

And special congratulations to Shauna Kapsner, Partners Senior Living Options, our 2019 Member of the Year!


Laurie Sept
CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR
Laurie Sept, Resident Caregiver
Harding Place/Horizon Health
Find out more about Laurie >>

Tom Casey
DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD
Tom Casey, Environmental Service Assistant
Good Samaritan Society–Ambassador
Find out more about Tom >>

Dutchess McGhee
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Dutchess McGhee, Cook
Good Samaritan Society–Ambassador
Find out more about Dutchess >>

Christine Shidla
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Christine Shidla, Executive Director
SilverCreek on Main
Find out more about Christine >>

Holli Cogelow Ruters
INNOVATIVE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Holli Cogelow Ruter/Meals of the GO
GlenOaks Senior Living Campus
Find out more about the program >>

Sara Lewis
NURSE OF THE YEAR
Sara Lewis, RN/Infection Preventionist
Maple Lawn Senior Care
Find out more about Sara >>

Carissa Affeldt
RISING STAR AWARD
Carissa Affeldt, Infection Preventionist/Education Coordinator
McIntosh Senior Living
Find out more about Carissa

Emma Kline
UP & COMING LEADER OF THE YEAR
Emma Kline, Director of Food Services
Good Samaritan Society–Ambassador
Find out more about Emma >>

Andrea Ross
UP & COMING LEADER OF THE YEAR
Andrea Ross, Administrator
Meeker Manor
Find out more about Andrea >>

Jessica Wallin
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR–GROUP
Jessica Wallin & 3rd Grade Classes & Teachers, Volunteers
The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living
Find out more about these volunteers >>

Kathy Coury
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR–INDIVIDUAL
Kathy Coury, Volunteer
The Estates at Rush City
Find out more about Kathy >>

Shauna Kapsner
2019 MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT
Shauna Kapsner, Director of Operations
Partners Senior Living Options
Find out more about Shauna >>






Questions?

Contact us for questions about the award program. We're here to help! Our toll-free number is 1-800-462-0024.


Lisa Foss Olson
Lisa Foss Olson
Recognition program questions
Director of Public Relations & Communications

952-851-2483