“Today, I am surrounded by hundreds of people who work tirelessly and selflessly for people with disabilities every day,” passionately shared Meghan Wilkinson, Summit DD’s Board President, at the Agency’s 32nd Annual All Agency In-Service on November 18th. “We are here to celebrate you and your amazing contributions,” she continued.
Nearly 300 Summit DD staff spent the day collaborating, socializing, and celebrating together as a team. “This day was designed to knock down barriers and build up camaraderie,” commented Human Resources Development Coordinator Kristen Olesky, who coordinates the day’s activities. Summit DD staff started the day with a fun social gathering around coffee and donuts, and then spent the morning exploring informative break-out sessions where departments got to collaborate with one another. For the remainder of the afternoon, employees gathered at a luncheon where staff were recognized for their service.
Altogether, fifty staff members were honored for service anniversaries ranging from 5 to 40 years. In total, the employees had nearly 600 years of combined service to Summit DD! “Summit DD really is a great place to work. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever worked with a collective group of people that are so committed to what we do,” shared Summit DD Superintendent, John Trunk.
Explore fun photos from the day and join us in honoring staff who celebrated 20-year plus service anniversaries this year! Without such perseverance and dedication, Summit DD would not be able to accomplish their mission.
In order of appearance in slideshow below, Lisa Ahern (20), Sean Bacola (20), Kim Bauer (25) Terina Behrend (25), Gail Brooks (30), Patty Hauserman (30), Amy Hodgekins (20), Diane Makruski (30), Linda Millar (40), Connie Miller (25), Dan Miller (20), Tina Nyilas (20), Paula Ost (25), Jennifer Reigle (20), Darlene Rose (30), Michelle Stiles (20), Todd Weaver (25), and Louise Smith (20, not pictured). Thank you for your amazing service to Summit DD!