Nominees of the Lani & Thomas A. Blumberg Staff Appreciation Award Honored at Luncheon

(L-R) Nadia Hrvatin, Director, Developmental Disabilities; Crystal John, Vice President, Behavioral Health Residential Services; Yolanda McGee, Director, Revenue Cycle; Deloris Gordon, Program Director, Developmental Disabilities; Beverly Garcia, Director, DeWitt Residence and Sherry Tucker, CEO. Nominators not pictured include: Lori Alameda, Sr. Vice President and CFO; Andrew Carbonara, Vice President, Facilities; Rebecca Costa, Vice President, LI Operations and Dean Weinstock, Senior VP, LI Operations.

On June 5, 2019 nominees of the Lani & Thomas A. Blumberg Staff Appreciation Award gathered at the executive offices for a luncheon celebrating their nomination for this prestigious WellLife Network honor. The Award, which comes with a $250 honorarium will be given out at the Annual Benefit Gala on June 12th.

The nominees included:

• Dr. Max Banilivy,​ Director, Internships, Education & Community Awareness
• Andre Dujoy,​ Supervisor, Facilities​
• Beverly Garcia,​ Director, DeWitt Residence​
• Deloris Gordon,​ Program Director, Developmental Disabilities Services
• Yolanda McGee,​ Director, Revenue Cycle​

The Award is given out yearly to a staff member who most closely embodies the following criteria: 

Mission Oriented: The candidate is a productive employee who is committed to carrying out the mission of WellLifeNetwork - to help individuals and/or staff they serve - reach their life's goals by assisting them to better cope with life and/or work's challenges and become more independent in the community or in their work position. The candidate is an expert in knowledge and experience and a team player in the division in which he/she serves.

Creative and Responsive: The candidate is enthusiastic, has a positive work attitude toward the individuals, staff and families they serve and acts as a role model to others. The candidate solves daily work assignments and provides innovative solutions to departmental and agency-wide work challenges. They are also an “ initiator" who accepts more tasks apart from her/his regular job routine.

Brand Ambassador: The candidate serves as the face and voice of WellLife Network to the individuals, colleagues and community contacts they serve by successfully promoting our mission and services. They generate enthusiasm for WellLifeNetwork, its good work and accomplishments.

Award Winner Announced

The winner was announced at the luncheon. Beverly Garcia, Director, DeWitt Residence is the recipient of the 2019 Staff Appreciation Award.  

A special thank you to all the nominees and the management staff who nominated them. The decision was a difficult one.

Thank you for your participation and commitment to our Agency and its mission, vision and values.​ 


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