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NHR announces 2022 Direct Support
Professional Awards


NHR Executive Director Sam Laganaro, Goldman Award 2022 winner Paul Thorstenson, NHR Assistant Executive Director Sandi Swan
NHR Executive Director Sam Laganaro, Goldman
Award 2022 winner Paul Thorstenson, NHR
Assistant Executive Director Sandi Swan
New Horizons Resources named Paul Thorstenson as its 2022 winner of the Israel Goldman Award, which honors Direct Support Professionals for their extraordinarily unselfish, principled and mission-driven behavior. The award was created in 2007 in honor of Israel Goldman, a participant in New Horizons Services and advocate for people with developmental disabilities.

At the same time, New Horizons announced Lyndah Ouma as the winner of this year’s Regis Obijiski scholarship award and Jeannie Werber as most recent employee to receive her certificate of completion as a Frontline Supervisor.

Regis Obijiski 2022 Scholarship Award Winner Lyndah Ouma (center) poses with family, friends and colleagues
Regis Obijiski 2022 Scholarship Award
Winner Lyndah Ouma (center) poses with
family, friends and colleagues
The Goldman award was created as a memorial to Israel Goldman and was first awarded in 2007. Paul is the Administrative Coordinator of a New Horizons home and was nominated by Grace and Bob Dietz, parents of one of the residents.

In his nomination, the Dietz’s stated “A house manager’s role can be overwhelming with life plans having expectations that relate to planning, teaching, areas such as health, personal care, safety, money management, social development and communication…For Paul, it is a work of love done with enthusiasm and care.”

One of the critical objectives of Regis Obijiski’s tenure as New Horizons Resources Executive Director was the development of direct support services as a true profession. To perpetuate his legacy, NHR established the Regis Obijiski scholarship award for Direct Support Professionals to continue their education. The scholarship is mostly funded by a legacy the agency received from the late Mary Moody, a long-time Dutchess County resident and volunteer who believed “when one serves others, God can multiply one’s efforts.”

(L to R) NHR Executive Director Sam Laganaro, Jeannie Werber holding Frontline Supervisor Certificate, John McPhee, Staff Development Coordinator, Mae Smith, Chief Program Officer, Kacey Mitchell, Director of Programs
(L to R) NHR Executive Director Sam Laganaro,
Jeannie Werber holding Frontline Supervisor
Certificate, John McPhee, Staff Development
Coordinator, Mae Smith, Chief Program Officer,
Kacey Mitchell, Director of Programs
Lyndah Ouma, the winner of this year’s scholarship award is a Direct Support Professional pursuing a Nursing degree at Dutchess Community College. Lyndah began working in direct support after ten years in a business career. She has been working as a Direct Support Professional for the past several years and plans to continue working with people in this population after completing her nursing education because she has gained a deep understanding of people who receive supports.

“An eye to every minute detail makes it possible to recognize and handle potential complications before they occur…,” she said. “This way we can help them achieve their best potential, improving their quality of life and standard of living.”

Jeannie Werber, a long-time New Horizons Direct Support Professional, Administrative Coordinator and trainer in person-centered supports, expanded her professional credentials and was recognized for receiving her Frontline Supervisor Training Certificate of Completion.





New York State selects New Horizons Resources
as one of 17 organizations for New York
Credentialing Pilot


The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has entered into a three-year contract with the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Through this agreement, grants have been established to provide human service organizations with the opportunity for their employees to pursue NADSP Certification through the NADSP E-Badge Academy, without having to pay its associated costs during the grant period.

Request for Proposals (RFPs) were open for eligible New York State Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) provider organizations to participate in the grant. NADSP was pleased to receive dozens of proposals submitted by organizations from across the state demonstrating a strong and committed interest in elevating the role of direct support professionals.

After a rigorous review process utilizing a scoring rubric by a committee of field experts, 17 organizations representing all regions of New York were chosen. These organizations have been awarded seats in the NADSP E-Badge Academy with the goal of over 800 direct support professionals (DSPs), frontline supervisors (FLSs) achieving certification in the first year.

We are pleased to announce the following organizations have been chosen for the New York State Credentialing Pilot 2022/2023:

Ability Beyond Inc.
Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD)
AHRC Nassau
AHRC New York City
Coarc
Constructive Partnerships Unlimited (CP Unlimited) and ADAPT Community Network
The Arc of Delaware County (Delarc)
East End Disability Services
Eden II Programs
Heritage Christian Services
Mountain Lake Services
New Hope Community, Inc.
New Horizons Resources, Inc.
People Inc.
Person Centered Care Services
The Arc Mid-Hudson
The Collaborative of NY



New Horizons Resources Celebrates Direct Support Professional's Week 2022

Direct Support Professional week (September 11-17) honors the many direct caregivers who provide essential services to people in need of supports for daily activities. At New Horizons we are committed to enabling everyone we serve to reach their full potential and build a productive life within their own community.

This week we honor all our employees who provide this essential service to individuals in our group homes, supervised apartments and our day programs.


DSPs in New Horizons receiving logoed shirts in honor of DSP week.



Volunteering and Making Friends



Ian Briglin-Bennett has been volunteering at the Ulster County ASPCA, walking the dogs, and helping them stay healthy. It is a nice way to get outside, get some fresh air and make a friend. Nice work Ian.




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