Social Services honors employees

March 30, 2006

The Washington County Department of Social Services held its 17th Annual Employee Recognition Day on March 17 at its headquarters at 122 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

Christopher McCabe, secretary of the Department of Human Resources, addressed employees and applauded them for the service they provide to the citizens of Washington County.

The day's activities included an awards luncheon during which employees were recognized for their outstanding performance and contributions, years of service and participation in the agency's Continuous Quality Improvement Program, which has been in place for seven years.

Four employees were honored as Employees of the Year in their respective divisions:

  • Nicole Prentice, Child Support Division

  • Cathy Heagy, Family Investment Division

  • Bruce McCarthy, Adult, Child and Family Services Division

  • Jessica Mason, Administrative Division.

Additional awards were:

  • Outstanding Supervisor Award: Anne Bushong, Adult, Child and Family Services Division; Karen Coss, Family Investment Division; Lauren Mowen, Administration Division; and Kelly Rohrer, Child Support Division.

  • Most Uplifting Award: Marcella Shell, Administration Division; Sherry Norman, Child Support Division; Beth Hawbaker, Adult, Child and Family Services Division; and Jason Smith, Family Investment Division.

  • Outstanding Support Person: Jessica Mason, Administration Division; Patty Rhodes, Adult, Child and Family Services Division; and Julie Burkholder, Family Investment Division.

  • Outstanding Team Player Award: Liz Church, Adult, Child and Family Services Division and Commission on Aging; Sherry Norman, Child Support Division; Stephanie Brown, Family Investment Division; and Jessica Mason, Administration Division.

  • Community Partnership Awards: Cindy Pellegrino, CEO Western Maryland Center; Janet Cole, Community Action Council Welfare Reform Planning Committee; and Richard Willson, Washington County Housing Authority.
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