Community Volunteer; Founder, Innovative Independent Living Project
Shown above (left) with LEAP Executive Director Melanie Hogan after receiving the Most Treasured Volunteer Award from the Center for Community Solutions
"I have been involved with LEAP for nearly 11 years in many capacities: volunteer, grant writer, parent of two consumers, committee member, and more. LEAP is an organization that is focused solely on helping its consumers achieve their highest level of independence and personal goals. The people who work there are dedicated, caring professionals, willing to try new ideas which will benefit each person.
"It is clear that LEAP really lives its mission of serving people with all kinds of disabilities. One of the most impressive examples is that there are many people with disabilities employed by LEAP, demonstrating for others that this is a viable and vibrant workforce option. That it “walks the talk” is the best proof that LEAP is an exceptional organization and a model for others in this field."