Iowa CareGivers “From the Heart” Recognition

The recognition acknowledges organizations and individuals who have contributed
their time and other resources to support the work and mission of the Iowa CareGivers.

“From The Heart” 2011 Recipients



heddens_awardRepresentative Lisa Heddens (Ames) Receives Heartfelt Thanks From Direct Care Workers


Senator Jeff Danielson (Waterloo) Receives Heartfelt Thanks From Direct Care Workers



rhoads_conferenceFootball Coach Paul Rhoads, Iowa State University 

Pictured from L to R: Rob Denson, DMACC and ICA Board of Directors; Coach Paul Rhoads, ISU Football Program; Diane Frerichs, CNA and ICA Direct Care Worker Leadership Council; John Hale, ICA Public Policy Consultant; Howard Hammond, ICA Board of Directors

For taking time out of a busy schedule to help produce a public service announcement paying tribute to direct care workers. He compares front line direct care workers to his football linemen. Receiving on the Coach’s behalf was, Nick Uhlenhopp, Iowa State University (ISU) Football Program, Assistant Recruitment Coordinator.
Video of Award Presentation to Coach Paul Rhoads, accepted by Nick Uhlenhopp.


The Madrid Home

madrid_conferenceFor being a good employer by demonstrating support for their direct care staff and for their participation in piloting the first Come Care With Me event in Iowa. Pictured are: L to R:  Michael Dittert, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Julie Rossow, Director of Nursing, Keith Kudej, Administrator, Jackie Kriz, Certified Medication Aide, DeAnn Thompson, Chair, Board of Directors, and April Elsberry, CNA. (Photo by Dennis Wilcox, Madrid Register-News – printed with permission).
Video of Award Presentation to the Madrid Home.