Congratulations ACE Award Winners!

September 17, 2018

Innovation, Advocacy, Leadership, Best Practices, Organizational Excellence, and Service

These are the qualities and ideals that make Wisconsin’s Aging and Disability Networks nationally-recognized leaders in helping older people and persons with disabilities stay healthy and independent.

The ACE Awards honor and celebrate those individuals and organizations that exemplify these qualities and serve as an inspiration to others in Wisconsin’s Aging and Disability Networks.

The 2018 ACE Awards winners are:

Taking Action Award—The Colonial Club, Sun Prairie

Innovation Award—Denise Larson, Director of Transportation Center for Independent Living Western Wisconsin

Advocacy Award—Mary Sladich, Director, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Clark County

Best Practices Award—Chippewa County Economic Support, The Economic Support Elderly-Blind-Disabled staff of Chippewa County—Cindy Carlson, Rachel Phelps, Ericka Zillmer, Lead Worker Beth Nyhus and Division Manager Bobbie Jaeger

Organizational Excellence Award—Disability Drug Benefit HelplineGinger Rogers, Medicare Part D Project Coordinator, Disability Rights Wisconsin

Organizational Excellence—Medigap Helpline, Board on Aging and Long Term Care—Vicki Buchholz, Jill Helgeson, Melani Quarles, Rodney Rodgers, Mary Jane Ripp, Steve Shapiro, Vi Quang, Gail Wickman, Cheryl Zautcke, 

Leadership AwardAging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin—Healthy Living Team, Jennifer Clark, Jennifer Cummings, Ciara Schultz, and Peggy Kurth

Special Service Award—Christine Beatty, Senior Center & Senior Services Director, Department of Planning and Community & Economic Development Community Development Division 

Special Service Award—Dane County businesses participating in My Meal, My Way—Cranberry Creek Café, DeForest Family Restaurant, Fink’s Café, Skogen’s Festival Foods Madison, Ziggy’s BBQ Smokehouse & Ice Cream Parlor