Employee Awards and Recognition

Honoring our Employees

Employees of the Year & Years of Service Award Winners

Congratulations to our Years of Service award recipients and our Employees of the Year!

Years of Service award winners were presented with a trophy and are awarded one full day off with pay. Employees of the Year receive a certificate, one full day off with pay, as well as tickets to our Annual Gala.

Congratulations to all our winners and keep up the good work. We greatly appreciate your dedication to the clients and families we serve.

 Administrative Services employee awards

President/CEO Tim Muri and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki present annual awards to winners in Administrative Services.
Recipients for 5 Years of Service are Tim Muri Jr., Kenia Zagal and Cynthia Nelson. Employee of the Year is Lisa Newcomb.
Jenny Mary Sherry
President/CEO Tim Muri and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki present annual awards to winners at Child and Family Connections 8. Recipients are Jenny Hernandez for 10 Years of Service, Mary Marovich for 15 Years of Service, and Mary Cooney for 20 Years of Service. Employee of the Year is Sherry Bennett.
Child and Family Connections 12
President/CEO Tim Muri and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki present annual awards to winners at Child and Family Connections #12 - 5 Years of Service: Sharniaka Ambrose; 10 Years of Service: Ana Romo; 15 Years of Service: Starla Canselor; Employee of the Year: Sharniaka Ambrose.
Head Start employee awards
President/CEO Tim Muri and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki presented awards to the winners of the Head Start Team.
LaQuesha Allen, 5 Years of Service; Beronica Bernabe, 15 Years of Service. Employee of the Year for Chicago Head Start is Beronica Bernabe, and Employee of the Year for Suburban Head Start is Daisy Robles.
Academy Tinley Park
President/CEO Tim Muri and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki present annual awards to winners at Easterseals Academy Tinley Park – 5 Years of Service: Olivia Ornelas, and Robert Dodd-Rockingham; 10 Years of Service: Leslie White; 15 Years of Service: Debra Haney, Jill Blount, Mary Ellen Perveiler, Nicole Couch, and Patricia Morones; Employee of the Year: Lauren Kenaga.
Academy Chicago
President/CEO Tim Muri and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki present annual awards to winners at Easterseals Academy in Chicago.
Recipients included: Easterseals Academy Chicago – 5 Years of Service: Amanda Radcliffe, Frederick Brown, Jamie Fagerburg; 10 Years of Service: Cheryl Chen, Emilia Garcia, Jason Harris, Maia Wheeler; 15 Years of Service: Kelly Sansone; Employee of the Year: Victoria Sandage.
GM employees
Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki and Chief Financial Officer Amy Curtis present annual awards to winners at our Gilchrist Marchman (GM) Child Development Center.
Celebrating 15 Years of Service are Jacqueline Irvin and Sandra Rodriguez, and celebrating 20 Years of Service is Maria Telis. And GM’s Employee of the Year is Carmen Trejo.
Cassie and Shannon
President/CEO Tim Muri and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki present annual awards to winners at Comprehensive Autism Services - 5 Years of Service: Cassie Wells; Employee of the Year: Shannon Swanson.
Three program employees
Chief Operating Officer Barbara Zawacki and Vice President of Human Resources Sue Braley visited Easterseals Academy in Machesney Park, The Autism Program (TAP), Teen Family Support and Family Support Services this week to present these annual awards to the winners.
Recipients included: Easterseals Academy Machesney Park – 5 Years of Service: Denise Tarbell, Elizabeth Woznicki, Michael Goodwin, Rachel Chavera and Ryan Jensen; Employee of the Year: Jeff Tarbell. Teen Family Support – 10 Years of Service: Kathy Stemm; 30 Years of Service: Kathleen Kurtz; Employee of the Year: Patricia Harris. The Autism Program (TAP) – 15 Years of Service: Lori Davie. Program Manager of the Year: Lori Davie.

   
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