2022 Employee of the Year Awardees

Employees Honored for Going Above and Beyond

Our staff is the best. That includes everyone from our direct service providers who care for our members to our clinical therapists in Mental Health Services, and from our program directors at our Day Centers to our board-certified behavior analysts in Autism Services.

Michael Winters accepts his award from Mark McHugh

Michael Winters accepts his award from Mark McHugh

In mid-November we celebrated the dedication and hard work of the best of the best at the Employees of the Year Awards at the Beverly Country Club. Full-time staff members who have been with the agency for more than a year, who show a strong work ethic and go above and beyond on the job were nominated by their supervisors.

For the first time a member--a person who accepts client services through our IDD program--who also happens to be a staff member, was recognized.  According to his supervisor Sean Parker, Michael Winters, janitor at Lewandowski Family Center, was teary-eyed and extremely grateful. “Mr. Parker, Thank you so much. Nothing like that has ever happened to me”, Michael said.

President and CEO Mark McHugh presented 36 awardees with a plaque and $100. Then the dancing began. A good time was had by all.

This year’s awardees include:

  • Alicia Durr - House Manager, Williams Colbert Program
  • Andrea Salas - Program Coordinator, Community Day Services
  • Angelica Pennington - House Manager, Community Living Specialist
  • Bethel Wooten - Rehabilitative Service Aid, Cluster Housing
  • Catherine "Caty” Harris - Assistant Director, Transitional Programming
  • Danielle Gender-Waters - Manager, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Debra Montgomery - Director, Child Welfare Services
  • Erica Hall - Community Living Specialist
  • Ericka Matthews - Community Living Specialist
  • Ericka Thomas - House Manager, Community Living Specialist
  • Garyn Richard - Program Coordinator, Community Day Services
  • Habiba Ramey-Green - Benefits Supervisor, Williams Colbert Program
  • Jade Chappell - Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Jameera Jackson - Manager of Operations, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Katrina Grady - Case Manager, Community Living Specialist
  • Latonia Young - Lead Community Living Specialist
  • Leticha Watson - Community Living Specialist
  • Linda Bruggerman - Program Services Information Coordinator
  • Luc LaLanne - Supervisor, Maintenance
  • Marilyn McKenzie - Rehabilitative Service Aid, Cluster Housing
  • McKisha Davis - Direct Service Provider
  • Melson Murry - Registered Behavioral Technician, Community Living Specialist
  • Michael Winter - Janitor, Community Day Services
  • Monica Turpeau - Program Coordinator, Community Day Services
  • Portia Paschal - Lead Community Living Specialist
  • Reyanna Johnson - Training Counselor, Community Day Services
  • Romanita Harris - Human Resources Assistant
  • Rosemary Vermeulen - Community Living Specialist
  • Sarah Tate - Outreach Engagement Specialist, Front Door Program
  • Shannon Vogel - Occupational Therapist, Williams Colbert Program
  • Tawanda Miller - Vocational Facility Director, Community Day Services
  • Tierney Burton - Lead Community Living Specialist
  • Treena Smith - Residential House Manager, Mental Health Services
  • Valerie Ford - Lead Community Living Specialist
  • Wendy Anderson - Program Coordinator, Community Day Services
  • Zhontrel Payne - Community Living Specialist