Richard Hernandez Named 2020 ANCOR Legacy Leader

Community and Rehab Care - Community Living / April 17, 2020

BrightSpring Health Services is proud to announce that Richard Hernandez has been inducted as a Legacy Leader of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) Foundation. The ANCOR Foundation Legacy Leaders circle celebrates the accomplishments of the men and women who have paved the way to life in community settings for people with disabilities.

Hernandez was selected for his meaningful community participation, leadership and advocacy for Americans with disabilities. He is the government relations director for the southeast region for BrightSpring and has been a longstanding member of ANCOR’s Government Relations Committee. The committee provides state-level advocacy required to get legislation passed in Congress, as well as advocacy for policy changes for the benefit of quality services.

“Legacy Leaders are committed to making significant and positive changes in the disability community,” said Daryn Demeritt, BrightSpring senior vice president of government relations. “Richard’s long involvement in government policy and his personal and professional commitment to ensuring positive policy changes make him a valuable addition as a Legacy Leader.”

Created in 2010, the Legacy Leaders Circle recognizes long-time ANCOR members who have made significant contributions to ANCOR and the broader disability and provider community during their tenure as an ANCOR member.

 ANCOR is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities and employment supports and services to more than 800,000 individuals with disabilities with a workforce that’s over half a million strong. ANCOR advocates for the crucial role private providers play in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

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