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2010 Annual Meeting

HCRS held our 2010 annual meeting on Thursday, November 18, at HCRS headquarters in Springfield. The meeting was attended by over 105 board members, staff, and community members and highlighted the successes of the agency and our employees.

The meeting began with a welcome from Judith Hayward, Chief Executive Officer. Judith announced that HCRS’ 2010 Annual Report contains a spotlight on staff. Their dedication and passion for their work truly make a difference in people’s lives.

Four individuals receiving HCRS services were invited to share their personal stories as well as their experiences with HCRS staff and services. They each offered poignant insights into the challenges they have faced and how they have each been helped by HCRS staff and services.

Warren Sergeant, John Doyle, and Corey Canfield, who make up HCRS’ MIS Department, were presented with the Common Denominator Award for their critical efforts in maintaining the smooth operation of all information systems at the agency. This annual award is given to an employee who has demonstrated a commitment to staff and programs throughout the Agency.

Judith Hayward handed out service awards to staff, honoring them for 305 years of combined service to the agency.

An award for 30 years of service was given to Bonnie Hesse (Data Entry Specialist).

Margaret Kennett (Case Manager II) received an award for 25 years of service.

15 year service awards were given to Ralph Jacobs (Behavioral Interventionist), Patrick MacLellan (Case Manager I), Wendy Smith (Central Screening Specialist), and Jeannie Spafford (Community Support Coordinator).

10 year service awards went to Jan Bellville (Case Manager II), Joyce Dion (School Based Clinician II), Melanie Feddersen (Team Leader I), Daniel Russell (Program Coordinator), John Sullivan (Team Leader I), Betty Wall (Medical Records Specialist), and Sharon Young (Community Outreach Specialist).

Awards for 5 years of service were given to Alice Bradeen (Communication & Grant Coordinator), Laura Bryant-Williams (School Based Clinician II), Mary Buckley (Clinician III), Tara Cartwright (Community Outreach Specialist), Jonathan Chack (School Based Clinician I), Paul Deegan (Residential Specialist II), Philip DeMuzio (Senior Community Outreach Specialist), John Doyle (Senior MIS Specialist), Ani Glover (Team Leader II), Sherry Goings (Human Resource Generalist I), Kathleen Martin (Behavioral Interventionist), David McCabe (Residential Specialist II), Deborah McNeil (Billing Specialist), Teresa Morrison (Behavioral Interventionist), Sherry Parent (Senior Community Outreach Specialist), Ronald Recchi (School Based Clinician II), Debra Robling (Behavioral Interventionist), Joseph Rogers (Employment Specialist), Jacqueline Spinelli (Billing Specialist), Zachary Teller (Janitorial), Richard Vanderweit (Residential Specialist II), Karmen Williams (Residential Specialist), Clayton Wood (Crisis Intervention Specialist and Clinician II), and Timothy Wood (Community Outreach Specialist).

HCRS is proud to be able to honor these staff for their years of dedication and service. It is this commitment to the agency that helps us provide quality programs and services to our communities.