About the Contributor: Bridget Siljander

Bridget SiljanderBridget Siljander is a graduate of the Voices Institute National Leadership Program’s first class. She has been a professional direct care worker since 1997, working in hospitals, group homes, and nursing homes, and has also served as a family caregiver. Most of her work has been in home care, including nine years as the primary aide for one home care client. In addition, she is past chair of the Direct Support Professional Association of Minnesota. In 2011 she started The Youth Legacy Foundation, a program to engage youth with disabilities. She holds a degree in psychology with summa cum laude honors and distinction from the University of Minnesota.

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