Virtual Awards Presentation

At our virtual Awards Presentation on 6/30, we recognized many heroes for their dedication to and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. Nearly 150 people were in attendance to honor our awardees that included self-advocates, staff, board members, and community members.

Watch the video feed of the event:


Learn more about all of our awardees in their award write-ups!

2020 Award Winners

Community Partners

Professional of the Year – Fariborz Zarfeshan
Volunteer Service – Marge Andersen
Volunteer Service – Becca March
Intern Service – Olivia Goodwin
Intern Service – Tim Mudric
Special Appreciation – Baltimore Museum of Art
Special Appreciation – Allison Sanders
Special Appreciation – Captain Richard Weih
Special Appreciation – Sandee Widomski
School Inclusion – Erin Robinson
Excellence in Foster Care – Hattie Smith Shannon
Employer of Distinction – Maryland Brand
Award for Advocacy Leadership – Laura Howell

Staff and People Support

Excellence in Direct Support – Allen McDuffie
Excellence in Management – Trish Daniels
Employee of the Year – Direct Support – Oluwole Obandina
Employee of the Year – Administrative – John Sanford
Community Connection – Michelle Foit
Stephen H. Morgan Award for Career Excellence – JK Ferrell
Award for Career Excellence in Direct Support – Linda Epps
Outstanding Employee – Aimee Eliason
Self-Advocate of the Year – Kelly Watson