Shortly before Kevin passed away at the end of 2014, the GMSS Board of Directors started the “Annual Kevin O’Riordan Award.” It honors and recognizes GMSS staff and shared living providers that embody Kevin’s values
He was a tireless advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities to help ensure their best possible quality of life. His calm and compassionate nature is still felt within the agency’s mission and we are proud to keep his memory alive with this award.
In 2014 the award was given to Marilyn Carter, the Program Director.
In 2015 the award was given to Tina Lehouiller, a long time shared living provider.
In 2016 Gina Brown, a 15 year Direct Support Professional was given the award and subsequently given the Vermont Direct Support Professional of the Year at the National ANCOR Conference in Austin Texas.
The award is given to an employee or home provider who demonstrates qualities of extraordinary caring, commitment and advocacy for the people that are supported by Green Mountain Support Services. The award is in honor and recognition for superior dedication and delivery of person centered services to the people entrusted into the recipients care.