The MENTOR Network

Liz Leddige Director of Program Services, REM North Star

Award recipient Liz Leddige, REM North Star’s director of program services, oversees six program directors, fourteen group homes and other services for an expansive area of northern Minnesota. Despite her considerable management duties, Liz can often be found covering an overnight shift to ease the burden on her program directors, sitting at a resident’s bedside in the hospital, or orchestrating bingo night for the individuals she serves. Since she began her career as a resident assistant thirteen years ago, Liz has consistently and generously given her time and energy—mental, physical and emotional—to the individuals in her care, and her staff and residents are profoundly affected and grateful.

The 2006 Ripple of Hope Awards winners were honored on November 13th, 2006 at the John Joseph Moakely United States Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts.