Horizons Resources presents its 2019 Goldman Award
New Horizons Resources presented its most prestigious recognition for the services of Direct Support Professionals, the annual Goldman award, to Administrative Coordinator Brianna Malvai.
Brianna received the award at the agency’s December Leadership meeting for exhibiting on the criteria of “extraordinarily unselfish, principled and mission driven behavior” in her relationships with the people she supports.
Brianna was nominated for the award by Assistant Director for Residential Services Dan Lynch earlier this fall and it was presented by NHR Executive Director Sam Laganaro. Brianna's family and colleagues joined her at the event, which was followed by a holiday brunch.
The Goldman award was established by Sylvia Goldman to honor the memory of her late husband. Mr. Goldman was a loving husband, stalwart yet gentle advocate for people with developmental disabilities and a man loved for his active and personal interest in others. He was a person who taught everyone around him that a successful life is defined more by who you are than what you have done. Mr. Goldman also received services from New Horizons.
What is the Goldman Award?
The Goldman Award is the highest honor conferred by NHR. It is presented to a person within NHR in memory of Israel Goldman. Mr. Goldman was a loving husband, stalwart yet gentle advocate for people with developmental disabilities, a man loved for his active and personal interest in others, a person who taught everyone around him that a successful life is defined more by who you are than what you have done, and a participant in New Horizons’ services.
The Goldman Award honors an individual in the NHR family who has exhibited extraordinarily unselfish, principled and mission-driven behavior. Some examples are: demonstrating heroic intervention in difficult circumstances, protecting life, advancing human rights in a notable way, achieving accomplishments in the field that enhance services and supports, trail blazing worthwhile innovative services and lifestyles, and providing substantial and exceptional positive influence on the lives of others.
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