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Potomac Center lauds employees

August 07, 2011
  • From left, the Potomac Center's Employees of the Year are Ann-Dee Day, activity therapy associate III; Randy Rourke, police officer supervisor; Sue Shives, registered nurse; and Jared Blakeslee, cottage manager.
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HAGERSTOWN — Potomac Center, a state residential facility serving people with intellectual disabilities, honored employees during the fourth annual awards ceremony June 28 in the Potomac Center gymnasium in Hagerstown.

Guest speakers were Beth Munro and Gail Godwin from Friends and Family TIES (Together in Enhancing Support) of Maryland. The speakers discussed how the Potomac Center strives to incorporate person-centered practices into the services provided to those who live there.

Service awards and pins were given to recognize years of state service. Those recognized for five years of state service were Debra Blumenschein, Tammi Harne, Carolyn Hull, Sara James and Lisa Smith. Kathy Shedd was recognized for 10 years of service. Troy Carter and Janet Miller were recognized for 15 years of service and Rhonda Rowe was recognized for 20 years of service.

In addition to service awards, employees who had perfect attendance during the 2010 calendar year were honored with lapel pins. Those recognized included Tina Burtt, Karen Forsyth, Roy Harsh, William Johnson, Jeremy Kisner, Janet Miller, Michael Moats, Pamela Ricker, Randy Rourke and Angela Waknitz.

As a finale for the ceremony, four employees were recognized as Employees of the Year: Ann-Dee Day, activity therapy associate III; Randy Rourke, police officer supervisor; Sue Shives, registered nurse; and Jared Blakeslee, cottage manager. The employees were nominated by their peers.

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