Kim Waddell and Jamie Nicoloff

At the luncheon honoring the Summer 2019 Employees of the Season, Rainbow presented the Buzz Wilson Award and the Rainbow Leadership Award to two distinguished employees.

This is the third year that Rainbow has presented these special awards. The Buzz Wilson Award recognizes the employee who most embodies the mission of Rainbow established by Buzz Wilson, Rainbow’s long-time leader. The Rainbow Leadership Award recognizes a Rainbow leader who most embodies the key tenets of effective leadership.

The Rainbow Leadership Award was presented to Jamie Nicoloff, Divisional Director of Operations, for the tremendous outcomes she has been able to produce as a leader for her division. 

No good team is without a good leader, and Jamie is just that! Under her leadership, her team continuously finds innovative ways to increase client safety and participation in therapies. She leads by example, and demonstrates to her team what a great health care provider looks like. 

Additionally, Jamie is a key leader in a number of different future initiatives. With her knowledge, expertise and dedication, Jamie will be an integral part in Rainbow’s continued success! 

The Buzz Wilson Award was presented to Kim Waddell, Manager of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for living the mission of Rainbow. Anyone who has the pleasure of knowing Kim, knows how much she loves the organization. Her eagerness, enthusiasm and devotion to everything Rainbow stands for is apparent in any interaction. 

In her current role, Kim leads the organization in AFC licensing process and has greatly improved the process along the way. She is also a wonderful trainer and educator for Rainbow employees and teaches with enthusiasm and passion. 

Kim is kind, dependable, loyal, thoughtful, inspiring, and a true leader in every sense of the word. These are just some of the many reasons Kim was chosen as this year’s Buzz Wilson Award recipient. 

Please join us in congratulating Kim and Jamie for these distinguished honors!