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Kelly Barnett receives the 2020 Nisonger Champion Award

Nisonger Center is proud to honor Kelly Barnett, MSW, LISW-S; Behavior Support Services Clinical Program Manager; for receiving the 2020 Nisonger Champion Award!

The recipient of this prestigious award shall not only demonstrate a strong commitment to providing the skills and resources needed to succeed in the advancement of science, but has also displayed a sincere interest in the well-being of persons with developmental disabilities.

“Kelly’s commitment to supporting some of the most vulnerable clients in our county shines through when she lights up when she gets the opportunity to interact with those she has worked with.”

“Over the years, she has worked closely with very at-risk individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has worked to improve their quality of life and ensure their health and safety.”

“It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Kelly as the 2020 Nisonger Champion Award recipient. Kelly embodies the vision and values of the Nisonger Center to support the participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through education, service, and research.” – Marc J. Tassé, Nisonger Center Director

Previous honorees include, Patricia Cloppert, Dr. Steven Gabbe, Dr. L. Eugene Arnold, Dr. Michael Aman, & Dr. Paula Rabidoux