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Congratulations Melwood 2017 Ability Awards Recipients and Special Guests

December 12, 2017 | Melwood

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Congratulations Melwood 2017 Ability Awards Recipients and thank you to our special guests and Ability Awards Sponsors 2017.

Pictured, from left to right:

Research and Innovation Recipients

Nelson A. Carbonell & Michele Carbonell, founding donors, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, PhD, Director, George Washington University Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute


Peggy Fox, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, WUSA9

Corporate Leadership Recipient

CVS Health, Accepting on their behalf, Charnetia Young, Advisor, Workforce Initiatives

Cari DeSantis, President & CEO, Melwood

Featured Speaker

Rob Jones, veteran hero & athlete - learn more about Rob

Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Linda Chandler, President & CEO, Linden Resources, Arlington, Va.

Community Impact Recipient

Don Thompson, Owner, Don’s Café, Hyattsville, Md.