Dan Stencil, Executive Officer at Oakland County Parks
As a former Oakland County Parks and Recreation employee in the adaptive recreation unit, Stella Husch was responsible for the development and implementation of programs for people with disabilities throughout the parks system.
During her tenure, she was involved in outreach and recreation services, promoted recreational therapy, developed new techniques in recreational therapy through programs, and was involved in promoting recreational therapy to those typically underserved.
Elizabeth Piner, LMSW, ACSW, CCM Exec. Dir./President Ambrose Rehab. Consultants
As a case manager, working with Strive is a perfect experience. On multiple levels, they understand the value of getting our people out and involved in their communities. They are success-oriented, collaborative, dedicated to the clients’ needs, fun and competent. Our clients enjoy the activities and love the gains they make with Strive. It is easy to refer to Strive because there is always a great result with a great value. I recommend Strive to any other busy professional who wants peace of mind that their client/patient is in good helpful hands.
Margo Beauregard, MS, OTRL. CCM, CBIS, Case Manager at Feinberg Consulting
The Strive Recreational Therapist working with my client has had a tremendous influence on the quality of life for her. She introduced strategies that transformed my client from being fearful, disorganized and overwhelmed into a stronger, more independent woman. My client now uses a Franklin planner, creates lovely paintings and sells her work, authored and published a book of poems and fully participates in her community. Thank you!
Dr. Alexis McKenney, CTRS Recreational Therapy Program Associate Professor
Stella Husch and her company, Strive, Inc., have stayed ahead of the healthcare changes by offering cutting edge recreational therapy services to individuals who need and deserve the best recreational therapy services possible. In addition to providing top tier recreational therapy services, Stella is also tireless in her work in connecting with the community, other recreational therapy practitioners, and students in academic programs across the country. Here at Florida International University, she has gone out of her way to meet with our students and present to them the many options they have as future practitioners. We are excited to be working with Stella and Strive, Inc. and look forward to further developing our relationship in the future.
Suzanne Sharman, RN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM Administrator at Regal Home Services
I have seen firsthand the difference that Strive has made in the home of a patient with a serious brain injury. A new meaning to living life to the fullest!
Julian Ocampo, Director of Professional Relations at SeniorBridge/Humana
I have had the opportunity to work with Strive for a year now, and it truly has been a pleasure. Stella and her team have treated my clients with kindness and professionalism, and as a Care Management company we need to show we can connect our clients to full service organizations. I enjoy working with partners in the community with the passion that Stella shows, and look forward to her and I growing each other’s businesses.
Tracy Shanley – Recreation Program Coordinator – Huntington Woods Parks & Recreation
Dear Stella,This letter is to show my support for Strive, Inc. I work in the Parks & Recreation field as a Recreation Program Coordinator. I oversee many summer day camps and Strive, Inc. has been a great resource for me when planning these programs. I have depended on Strive, Inc. for information and advice regarding people of all abilities and how I can make sure the summer camps we offer are inclusive.
Cathy Ricco, CTRS
I wanted to inform you of how beneficial Strive has been to numerous patients at my facility. My position is the Activity Director/ Recreational Therapist at a 165 bed skilled facility/ sub-acute rehabilitation facility in West Bloomfield, MI. Strive was introduced to me a few years back and initially I did not take interest in the program that was being offered. However, little did I know how extremely valuable Strive would be to some of the patients here at my facility. I have referred numerous patients that are here under workman’s compensation or auto insurance.
Roy Vultaggio, Director – City of Oak Park – Recreation Department
This is a letter of support for the STRIVE non-profit organization. STRIVE collaborates with local parks and recreation departments to increase resources for their clients. Currently, the Oak Park Recreation Department collaborates with STRIVE to offer trips for individuals with disabilities to local area events as Detroit Piston Basketball games, Detroit Red Wing Hockey games, Disney on Ice Shows, and others.
Nicholas G. Kalogeropoulos, Director of Client Relations
I have had the honor to work with Stella Husch and Strive Recreational Therapy both from a CEU and partnering perspective. Stella provides top-notch presentation skills with an endless supply of knowledge. She creates a fun and engaging presentation that gathers the attention of everyone in the audience. Furthermore, partnering with Strive has created great relationships with other companies as their reputation is GREAT and their hard work and dedication to the workers’ comp industry have helped Coach Comp America tremendously.