Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana has selected recipients for its annual staff and participant awards, despite having to cancel the event. The awards honoring accomplishments for 2019 were originally scheduled to be announced at the organization’s Annual Recognition Celebration in early April.
Easterseals Arc’s staff awards recognize outstanding dedication to the agency’s purpose and guiding behaviors.
The Purpose Award (for a staff member who goes above and beyond his or her job expectations to make profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day): Rosena Jules, Group Homes
The Seeing the Whole You Award (for a staff member who recognizes the many facets of individuals’ lives and excels at supporting individuals’ full range of needs, interests, and goals): Destinee Walters, Projects Drive Group
The Driven to Achieve Award (for a staff member who empowers those we serve by providing encouragement, assistance and resources): Allison Turner, Employment Services
The Paving the Way Award (for a staff member who strives to remove or overcome barriers that present challenges for people with disabilities): Suzanne Vertigan, Employment Services
The Stronger Together Award (for a staff member who embraces collaboration and cooperation while building partnerships): Phisamay Khaysavang (PK) Wilkins, Supported Living
Direct Support Professional of the Year: Fawn McBride, Adult Day Center
Program of the Year: Employment Services
Participant awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals in various program areas working to improve skills and achieve goals for independence.
Participant of the Year, Adult Day Center: David Clark
Participant of the Year, Community Living: Mary Walters
Participant of the Year, Employment Services: Caitlin Fraze
Participant of the Year, Group Homes: William Shultz
Participant of the Year, Projects Drive Group: George Mielke
Participant of the Year, Supported Living: Tracy Jones
Participant of the Year, Transitions: Aaron Littlejohn