Congratulations to our CPA Executive Director, Caroline Meehan honored by American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)!
ANCOR has selected Caroline because of her dedication to federal advocacy on issues of importance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to our IDD community in general.
Caroline has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Bonnie-Jean Brookes Rising Star Award!
ANCOR has selected Caroline for her dedication to federal advocacy on issues of importance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to our IDD community in general.
Caroline's dedication and specifically, her work on this year’s critical issues is a significant part of the overall success of ANCOR and demonstrates the crucial partnership we have with our members. Anchor is grateful for her commitment!
Caroline will be recognized during this year’s Policy Summit on Wednesday, October 7th at 12:00pm eastern time.
Her professional passion is fighting for equity and opportunities for low-income, vulnerable, and historically disadvantaged individuals.
Caroline has been involved with the CPA since 2017 as a member representing Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana. From her very first meeting, she was inspired by the passion and commitment of CPA members from every corner of our state who have devoted themselves personally and professionally to caring for individuals with disabilities.
This year for caroline
The Board of Directors of the Community Provider Association is extremely pleased and proud to acknowledge the federal and state advocacy efforts of our Executive Director, Caroline Meehan. Caroline has been extremely active and effective on both the federal and state levels in advocating for effective legislation and sound policies on issues that affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the providers who support them.
During the course of this year, she has organized and executed virtual town hall meetings with US Congressmen and key Louisiana law and policy makers to share the plight of people and the providers who support them with regard to COVID-19 and ongoing issues such as funding and programs.
She is currently working with our regional legislative teams to set up virtual town hall meetings with members of the Louisiana Legislature to share our issues with regard to funding and programs.
Her tireless efforts on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the providers who support them is a vital part of the overall success of ANCOR and the Community Provider Association. She truly is a Rising Star!
What does it mean to you to be honored by ancor with this award?
I am very honored and humbled to have been chosen for this award. ANCOR has been such an important partner for me and for the CPA, especially during this year which has brought so many challenges for disability services organizations. I'm pleased that our advocacy efforts on the federal level have provided much-needed assistance for CPA members and others serving individuals with disabilities.
what role can the CPA play?
The CPA will continue to ensure that providers have the tools and resources they need to provide quality services.
To that end, the CPA will continue to be that strong advocate for providers in the Louisiana Department of Health, the Louisiana Legislature, and the United States Congress.
The voice of the CPA will continue to be a viable source of credible information for providers and a force to be reckoned with on the State and National levels.
We are so proud of you, Caroline! Keep going!
As always, the CPA, Louisiana's leading trade association, is comprised of members who are dedicated to providing quality services to people with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to secure necessary public funding and to pursue initiatives through advocacy, collaboration and education.