Community Options, Inc. announced that Kathryn Bryant, executive director of Middlesex and Monmouth counties, has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Award in the Public Health Hero category.
Community Options provides housing and employment supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In Middlesex and Monmouth counties, Community Options supports 38 people in 15 community-based homes.
“I am humbled by the recognition from my peers across the State,” Bryant said in the statement. “I am especially proud of our frontline staff, especially our direct support professionals, as they continue to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities during this uncertain time.”
Bryant joined Community Options in 2012 as a direct support professional. She has served in multiple leadership positions and was appointed executive director for Middlesex and Monmouth in 2019.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Jersey City University.
The NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards program honors individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. All finalists will be honored during a virtual awards presentation on Oct. 15.