2016 Direct Care Worker Awards

Orange County Department on Aging and the Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) recognize seven direct care workers for outstanding service in long-term care.

The 2016 SHARP Direct Care Worker Award recipients are:

  • Client Impact: Shelley McNair
  • Direct Care Worker of the Year: Ruth Boseman
  • Going the Extra Mile Award: Pastor Sibrian and Judy McCurdy
  • Leadership Award: Nelda Wade
  • Longevity Award: Belinda Hooker
  • Rising Star Award: Sharmella McCrae
Commissioner Pelissier Congratulates Ruth Boseman

The winners were honored on May 26, during the SHARP Awards ceremony. Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier represented the Board of Orange County Commissioners (BOCC) and presented the 2016 SHARP Direct Care Worker awards.

About the Event

This event recognizes direct care workers (nurse aides, personal care aides, companion caregivers, etc.) who served clients in Orange County within the past year, making a difference in their clients’ lives on a daily basis and in the community.

Other Awards

Employers of the award winners were also honored at the awards ceremony, which took place at the Seymour Center.

The 2016 SHARP Direct Care Worker employers are:

  • Charles House Association
  • Homewatch Caregivers
  • Livewell Assisted Living
  • Nurse Care of North Carolina
  • Signature Health Care of Chapel Hill
  • Visiting Angels of Central NC
2016 Nominees and Winners