2014: Rhoda Erhardt

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is proud to announce Rhoda Erhardt of Maplewood, Minn., as the 2014 winner of the Intellectual Benefit to Society Award.

As part of an evaluation team at a child development center in rural Minnesota, Rhoda helped develop a home therapy program for disabled children which eventually grew into a larger case study she uses to teach professionals and parents across the country and internationally.

By focusing on children with disabilities who live in rural and indigenous communities, her work provides services to children who often have little or no access to services "ensure their development and participation in community life."

"I believe that the measure of any person's life is all about the love that they give and receive," Rhoda said.