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Nomination Criteria & Eligibility

 

Criteria:  All nominations should be respected members of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Communities in their respective fields.  Complete contact information of the person submitting the nomination and the persons/businesses being nominated is required, as well as a brief narrative as to the reason you are nominating the persons/businesses.  All nominations must be received by August 19th, 2016.

 

Eligibility:  CAI board members and their family members are not eligible to be considered as a nominee for the CAI Awards. Past award winners in each category are not eligible to be nominated in that same category, but are eligible to be nominated in other categories.

 

Selection Process:  CAI Award winners will be determined by on-line voting – August 22nd – September 7th, 2016.

 

Awards Ceremony:  The final results will be announced at the “Caring for Our Community” Celebration held on September 10, 2016, following a plated dinner and dessert.  Nominees are encouraged to attend.  If a nominee is not able to attend, a representative for the nominee should be designated to receive the award at the ceremony.

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Nominate an outstanding individual you know who is providing services, advocacy and care for those members of our community who are living with hearing loss.

 2016 CAI Caring For Our Community Awards!

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Award Categories

CAI Spirit Award:

For an individual with hearing loss that has demonstrated courage and strength

in the face of adversity while maintaining a joyful spirit, becoming an inspiration for others.

Tim Kimball

Tim Kimball

Christine Ortiz

Joseph Cacciatore

Christine Ortizseph Cacciatore

Advocate of the Year:

For an individual who is striving to bring awareness and implement changes which will

improve the lives of those living with hearing loss.

Virgi Mills

Rosa Rodriguez

Cynthia Moynihan

Patti Sanchez

Volunteer of the Year:

For their selfless service, giving of their time and talents to enhance the lives of people with hearing loss.

Virgi Mills

Rosa Rodriguez

Cynthia Moynihan

Patti Sanchez

Legislator of the Year:

For a legislator who has advocated for and supported the
advancement of communication access for people with hearing loss.

Congressman David W. Jolly

Interpreter of the Year:

For providing outstanding and exceptional interpretingservices,

going above and beyond, for the betterment of people with hearing loss.

Kimber Hoskins

Lisa Schaefermeyer

 

Audiologist of the Year: 

For providing quality audiological services with outstanding
care and compassion for patients with hearing loss.

Dr. Kristina Brendzel

Dr. Shelly Dolan-Ash

Dr. Michael Murphy

CART Captioner of the Year:

For providing outstanding and exceptional CART services,

going above and beyond, for the betterment of people with hearing loss.

Kathy Cortipasse

Gayl Hardeman

 

For-Profit Organization of the Year:

For offering exceptional customer service and
accessibility for people with hearing loss.

Regal Park Place Theaters, Pinellas Park

WellCare

Non-Profit Organization of the Year:

For offering exceptional customer service and
accessibility for people with hearing loss.

Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning

Hearing Loss Association of America – Sarasota Chapter

Association of Late-Deafened Adults -  Suncoast Chapter

The Diversity Initiative (TDI)

The Deaf Literacy Center

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