Potomac Center, a state residential facility serving people with intellectual disabilities, honored its employees during the fifth annual employee awards ceremony on June 21 in the Potomac Center gymnasium.
The guest speaker was Janet Furman, coordinator of autism and behavioral health services. She discussed how Potomac Center employees are continually learning and growing from supporting those served at the center. Following Furman’s presentation, service recognition certificates and pins were given to recognize years of state service.
Annette Lowry, Jeremy Kisner and Cindy Sobus were recognized for five years of state service. Susan Minnich-Allen, Kristy Nikirk, Alicious Phillips and Deborah Stevens were recognized for 10 years of service. Lucia Carreon-Knable, Leigh Crouse, Debra Hansbury, Lisa Lynn, Conan Miller, Jim Rinehart, Jennifer Sprecher and Linda Swope were recognized for 15 years of service. Deborah Bakner, Kimberly Jones and Stephanie Ocker were recognized for 25 years of service.
Employees who had perfect attendance during the 2010 calendar year were honored with a lapel pin. Those recognized included Tina Burtt, David Hollinger, Jeremy Kisner, Michael Moats, Randy Rourke and Gretchen Staley.
As a finale for the ceremony, three employees were recognized as employees of the year, and each was awarded a mug and a pin. The recipients were Karen Forsyth, quality assurance RN; and Steve Northcutt and Lisa Tew, direct care assistants. They were selected by peer nomination.