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The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio Announces 2018 Community Connector Award Honorees

The Community Connector Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to give all Ohioans the opportunity to achieve their fullest health potential.
Congratulations to our 2018 Community Connector Award winners Kimberly Baker and Alisha Harper of Area Agency on Aging 3. They have worked tirelessly to connect Ohioans to community resources. In their current roles at the Area Agency on Aging 3, they have been instrumental in developing support programs and raising awareness of elder abuse.Alisha Harper and Kim Baker

In the past three years, they have served more than 448 older adults and disabled victims within their seven-county service area. As part of their work, Baker and Harper have developed strong working relationships with Adult Protective Services, law enforcement, county prosecutors, victim advocates, local hotel and apartment managers for emergency housing, home health providers and domestic violence shelters. These relationships have helped local community resources come together to assist victims of elder abuse.

Baker is a licensed professional clinical counselor, supervisor designation, with a Master’s degree in personnel counseling and the most advanced, independent license in the counseling field in Ohio. Harper is currently the lead behavioral health care coordinator for Area Agency on Aging 3 Awakenings and Stages Program. She has over 30 years’ experience in counseling with a special interest in working with elders, crisis situations, and grief.

Harper has over 10 years’ experience working with elders at the Area Agency on Aging. Harper is currently a care coordinator for the Awakenings Program and counselor for the Stages Program. Prior to working with Area Agency on Aging 3, she was actively involved with the local Crime Victims Services program as an advocate. Harper is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.



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