Community Bridges

Roy Gerstenberger Wins 2015 Business Excellence Award for Non-Profits from New Hampshire Business Review

Date posted: October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015
Contact: Tish Casey
Creative Co-op
(603) 658-1600

Concord, New Hampshire (October 26, 2015) – Roy Gerstenberger, Executive Director of Community Bridges, a leading non-profit organization committed to advancing the integration, growth and interdependence of people with disabilities within their home communities, was honored on October 20 with a 2015 Business Excellence Award by New Hampshire Business Review during its award reception at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

Gerstenberger is one of eight honorees, winning in the non-profit category. The award is a fitting conclusion to his 18-year tenure at Community Bridges, ending this month as he leaves to become Director of the Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) of the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL). He will be succeeded at Community Bridges by Richard Royse, effective November 2.

“This is a great honor that rightly belongs to everyone at Community Bridges – not only our talented professionals, but all of our clients and partners across central New Hampshire,” said Gerstenberger. “The Business Excellence Awards are given for accomplishments in the face of adversity and challenges, which is what people affected by disabilities strive for every day.”

The Business Excellence Awards, now in its thirteenth year, recognizes the imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of business owners and operators in New Hampshire. For more information, visit

About Community Bridges

Part of the area agency system in the State of New Hampshire and serving communities throughout the central region of the Granite State, Community Bridges is a leading non-profit organization providing individualized, person-centered support to people of all ages who are affected by disabilities and those who care for them.

Nationally recognized for its innovative solutions and passionate about improving lives, Community Bridges provides services for individuals affected by developmental impairment, injury and aging, working to match those in need of care and their families with the best opportunities for enriching their lives and the lives of others as active members of the community. Services are available for a variety of needs, including Early Childhood Services, Residential and Day Services, Career Development, Case Management, Shared Living, Self-Directed Services and Individual and Family Support.

For more information about Community Bridges, please call 603-225-4153 or visit

Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.