The INARF Annual Award Program has been an Association tradition for many years and enables INARF members to recognize the significant contributions and exceptional efforts of individuals and community partners committed to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. This year the Annual Award Luncheon Program was held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 as part of the INARF Annual Conference.
INARF would like to share a congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients. We appreciate your commitment to serving Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This year’s nominations for the James M. Hammond III Executive Leadership Award included four (4) outstanding executives within the INARF membership and are listed below:
INARF was proud to present Russ Bonanno, CEO, LIFEDesigns, Inc., with the 2021 James M. Hammond, III Executive Leadership Award.
This year’s nominations for the Keystone Award included fourteen (14) outstanding direct service professionals employed in the Indiana service delivery system and they are listed below:
INARF was proud to present Alex Buchman, Direct Support Professional at Easterseals Crossroads, with the 2021 Keystone Award.
This year's nominations for the Pinnacle Award, an honor given to an outstanding professional level staff member in the human service industry, included ten (10) nominees listed below:
INARF was proud to present Melissa Market, Group Home Coordinator at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center, with the 2021 INARF Pinnacle Award.
This year’s nominations for the Partnership Award, an annual honor given to a person or organization that has made significant contributions to improve the lives of people with disabilities and the agencies that serve them, included ten (10) submissions and they are listed below (nominating organization | nominee):
INARF was proud to present the Strack & Van Til Food Market with the 2021 Partnership Award.
This year’s nominations for the Justin Dart Personal Achievement Award included fourteen (14) individuals who participate in services through an INARF member organization and who have maximized their skills and abilities to achieve their chosen goals. These individuals are listed below:
INARF was proud to present Brad Lain, IPMG, Inc. with the 2021 Justin Dart Personal Achievement Award.
This year’s applicants for the Costa N. Miller Scholarship Award included four (4) outstanding human service professionals employed by an INARF member, whose primary responsibilities include direct contact with persons served and they are listed below:
Ability Indiana & INARF were proud to present Yves Bayiringire, a Studios DSP - Program Assistant at LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. and Heather Enyeart, a Community Employment Supervisor at The Arc of Wabash County, with the 2021 Costa N. Miller Scholarship Award.