Stars Among Us


2023 Stars Among Us Awards
Nominations Are Open! 

View the nominatinon brochure

Submit your nominations here through Sept. 12, 2022


Caregiver of the Year
Rising Star
Outstanding Leadership
Board Trustee of the Year
Spirit of Aging
Volunteer of the Year
Excellence in Practice

 

Congratulations to the 2022 Stars Among Us Award Recipients

The 2022 award recipients were honored at the Institute & Expo on Feb. 9-11.

STATEWIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS

 Caregiver of the Year
 Mohamed Wasuge
 Home Health Aide, Augustana Regent at Burnsville
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 Board Trustee of the Year
 Rev. Dr. Gary Wilkerson
 Board Chair, Cassia, Edina
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 Outstanding Leadership
 Jill Gustafson 
 Director of Nursing, Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo 
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 Rising Star
 Tiffani Kortenbusch
 Director of Nursing, CentraCare Melrose Care Center,   Melrose
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 Volunteer of the Year
 Gigi Rysdahl
 Oak Hills Living Center, New Ulm
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 Spirit of Aging
 Mary Baker
 The Glenn Minnetonka
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DISTRICT AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • District B Caregiver of the Year: Jenelle Connors, Nurse Manager, Guardian Angels Health & Rehabilitation Center, Hibbing
  • District D Caregiver of the Year: Geri Boecker, Health Unit Coordinator, CentraCare Melrose Care Center, Melrose
  • District E Caregiver of the Year: Glenda McGaffee, Activities Assistant, Tuff Memorial Home, Hills
  • District F Caregiver of the Year: Patrick Feely, Maintenance Technician and Bus Driver, Vista Prairie at Goldfinch Estates, Fairmont
  • District G Caregiver of the Year: Danielle Cross, Director of Life Enrichment, Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge, West St. Paul
  • District F Volunteer of the Year: Joanie Betsinger. Spring Valley Living, Spring Valley
  • District G Volunteer of the Year: Marie Christianson, Augustana Regent at Burnsville

EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS

  • Cassia Redeemer Residence, Minneapolis; and Chapel View Care Center, Hopkins; COVID Support Units
  • Minnesota Veterans Home Adult Day Center, Minneapolis; Vets Club “On the Road”

To learn more about our winners, please visit our Stars Among Us brochure.

Need Help?

We're here to help you! Contact:

  • Barbara Landeen
  • Director of Member and Governance Resources
  • 651.603.3522 or 800.462.5368