Looking Upwards

LOOKING UPWARDS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2017-2018

We are proud to honor these inspirational individuals and businesses.  Each has shown outstanding commitment towards vibrant, satisfying lives for people with disabilities. Presenting the Awards for Excellence was Looking Upwards’ Executive Director, Carrie W. Miranda. We extend special thanks to The Atlantic Resort, Water’s Edge Flowers and to Sierra Rudkowski of East Passage Photography for helping to make this an event fitting the occasion.

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Jamestown Arts Center 
Community Partner Award
John Baylor & Seamus Hames
  Homewood Suites
Business Partner Award
Barry Joslyn & Adam Asakli
  Dr. Michael Thombs
Volunteer of the Year
  Karen Biestek
The Karen Biestek Award
Chris, Michael & David Biestek
     
Austin Gaudreau
Personal Growth Award
  Matthew Zufelt
Personal Growth Award
  Anthony Chece
The Linda Brandao Award for Self-Advocacy
  Andrey Leary
Youth Achievement Award
     
Alison Furtado
Team Leader Award
  Michele Ferreira
Hidden Star Award
  Children’s Services
Team Accomplishment Award
  Darlene Faust
Exceptional Professional Award
         
    Shawn Gibbison
Bridge the Team Award
  Looking Upwards’ Pell Bridge Run Fundraising Committee
Shining Star Award
Alison Furtado, Monique Rocha, Peg McGee, Simone Savalle & Jean Notorantonio
   
             
             

Direct Support Professional Awards

     
Brandon Archambault
CPNRI DSP of the Year
  Hezbon Ayodo   Sharon Baldwick   Samantha Bastien
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Thalia Batista   Janice Cabral   Gina Calouro   Keith Choquette
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Debbie Christensen   Rebecca Christie   Nathan Coderre   Brian Coelho
Brianna Costa   Bryan DeWitt   Shannon Edwards   Charlie Ferreira
Brianna Costa   Bryan DeWitt   Shannon Edwards   Charlie Ferreira
Lisa Frederickson   Tina Furtado   Jessica Garcia   Elizabeth Hullinger
Lisa Frederickson   Tina Furtado   Jessica Garcia   Elizabeth Hullinger
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Lisa Kinane   Kaitlyn Knight   Lois Langshaw   Lorie Lanoie
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  Manuel Maceia
CPNRI DSP of the Year
  Ashley Marcucci   Cesar Mejia
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Darlene Paris   Coral Patten   David Perry  

Sarah Pouliot

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Austin Prendergast   Troy Robinson   Robert Rubadou   Meagan Swanson
         
    Darlene Valentine   Lori Van Amberg    
Photo Credit: Sierra Rudkowski of East Passage Photography