BrightSpring Celebrates Two Leaders Named To “Accomplished & Under 40” Class of 2018

BrightSpring Health Services / November 27, 2018

BrightSpring Health Services congratulates Morgan Parker and Miriam Martin, two amazing women who were recently named in the Vancouver Business Journal’s “Accomplished & Under 40” Class of 2018! Morgan and Miriam have been instrumental in the successful launch of “Next”, Clark County’s new youth education and employment center.

The Accomplished & Under 40 program celebrates young achievers who are the rising stars in Southwest Washington. Honorees are inspiring individuals who sit on nonprofit boards and are active in the community as coaches, mentors, volunteers and neighborhood organizations. Professionally, those recognized in previous years have come from the ranks of small business owners, physicians, educators, marketers and public service.

Morgan Parker serves as director for Next, a one-stop center that helps young adults get set for success by providing the support and training they need to create the future they want. Next provides a safe space where young adults can connect and socialize, get something to eat or access health services and get the education and career help they need. Under Parker’s leadership, the center has been a catalyst for getting local youth partners and staff to collaborate and work together as a team to help disadvantaged youth throughout Southwest Washington.

Miriam Martin is the Director of Programs for Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW), the local workforce development board. Miriam unveiled the initial concepts for Next, streamlining services from several agencies that guide youth with significant social and educational challenges into careers. WSW invests in several initiatives and has partnered with ResCare Workforce Service on programs throughout the region. Miriam is committed to strengths-based approaches and collaboration which have made a significant impact on the local workforce system and the Vancouver community.

“We are so incredibly proud of Miriam and Morgan,” said Mark Douglas, president of ResCare Workforce Services. “Both women are extremely passionate about serving the youth in our communities.”

The Vancouver Business Journal has reported for Southwest Washington’s business community for more than two decades. The publication delivers quality content through a variety of channels by providing content comprised of exclusive interviews, industry lists, business spotlights, opinion columns, video features, podcasts, a calendar of business events, hiring announcements and more.

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About BrightSpring Health Services
BrightSpring Health Services is the parent company of a family of brands and services that provides both clinical and nonclinical habilitative care services for people of all ages and health and skill levels, across home and community settings. BrightSpring is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to complex, high-cost populations. Its primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ more than 45,000 dedicated team members in more than 40 states and provide services to more than 2 million people annually.

BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging, high-cost and must-service populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Our Connected Home care model is an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste. Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, we have been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – providing home and community-based health services to complex populations and helping people live their best life.


About ResCare Workforce Services
ResCare Workforce Services is the nation’s leading and most comprehensive provider of services and solutions designed to help put people to work. With more than 400 urban, suburban and rural ResCare-managed operations throughout the nation, ResCare’s team of more than 4,500 workforce professionals assist approximately 1 million job seekers and thousands of employers every year.

By managing a combination of career center operations, Job Corps centers, business services and family support functions in more than 30 states, ResCare Workforce Services has established itself as the largest for-profit workforce development company in the United States.

Morgan Parker

Miriam Martin


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