The Linda Maurer Award
Annually, the Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators (TASC) recognizes a Support Coordinator in each grand region of the state (East, Middle and West) who demonstrates excellence in the practice of independent support coordination (ISC) services for persons with intellectual disabilities enrolled in the state’s HCBS Medicaid waiver programs. This award is established as a legacy in the memory of the late Linda Maurer, former Executive Director of Neighborhood Network, Inc.
Linda was a well-respected and admired leader among her ISC colleagues. For 13 years, Linda was instrumental in many of the important initiatives undertaken to improve and enhance ISC services for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in Tennessee. She served in various leadership roles within TASC for many years. TASC is a stronger and more viable association as a result of Linda's contributions and leadership.
The 2015 Linda Maurer Award Winners
The 2015 Recipients of the Linda Maurer Award (L to R):
On October 21, 2015, the Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators (TASC) honored the recipients of the 2015 Linda Maurer Awards for Excellence in Support Coordination with an Award ceremony and luncheon hosted at the Arc of Williamson County in Franklin. Twenty-three nominations were received for this year’s Awards. A winner and a runner-up was selected in each of three grand regions of the state. This year's runners-up included: Christy Barham of CNS, LLC (East); Nycole Pinard of ISC of CDC (Middle); and Deana Shepard of Neighborhood Network (West).