Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators

The Linda Maurer Award

The Linda Maurer Award

Annually, the Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators (TASC) recognizes a Support Coordinator in each grand region of the state (East, Middle and West) who demonstrates excellence in the practice of independent support coordination (ISC) services for persons with intellectual disabilities enrolled in the state’s HCBS Medicaid waiver programs.  This award is established as a legacy in the memory of the late Linda Maurer, former Executive Director of Neighborhood Network, Inc. 

Linda was a well-respected and admired leader among her ISC colleagues.  For 13 years, Linda was instrumental in many of the important initiatives undertaken to improve and enhance ISC services for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in Tennessee.  She served in various leadership roles within TASC for many years.  TASC is a stronger and more viable association as a result of Linda's contributions and leadership.

How to Make a Nomination:

Nominations for the Linda Maurer Award are now being accepted.
Nominations are due no later than March 1, 2017

The nomination form may downloaded here.

The Award:

Each recipient of the Linda Maurer Award receives special recognition of
his/her work and achievements and a cash award of
$1,000 from the Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators.

The Award Standards:

  • The recipient is an employee in good standing at a TASC member agency.
  • The recipient has shown an application of person-centered thinking in his or her work.
  • The recipient has demonstrated successful application of person-centered tools in his or her work.
  • The recipient encourages the use of person-centered thinking and practices within circles of support.
  • The recipient has facilitated positive change, self-discovery and self-direction in the life of a person with an intellectual disability.
  • The recipient adheres to the TASC Code of Ethics for Support Coordination.

The 2015 Linda Maurer Award Winners

The 2015 Recipients of the Linda Maurer Award (L to R):

  • Stacy Hartmann of CNS, LLC (East TN).;
  • Holly Shadix of ISC of CDC (Middle TN); and
  • Courtney Hurd of Compass (West TN).

On October 21, 2015, the Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators (TASC) honored the recipients of the 2015 Linda Maurer Awards for Excellence in Support Coordination with an Award ceremony and luncheon hosted at the Arc of Williamson County in Franklin. Twenty-three nominations were received for this year’s Awards.  A winner and a runner-up was selected in each of three grand regions of the state.  This year's runners-up included: Christy Barham of CNS, LLC (East); Nycole Pinard of ISC of CDC (Middle); and Deana Shepard of Neighborhood Network (West).

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