Berkshire County Arc recognizes employees

Berkshire County Arc celebrated its staff during the agency's Staff Appreciation Awards Picnic which took place recently at Berkshire West Athletic Club.

Administration: Outstanding Contribution to the Administration — Chris Andrews. Nursing Department: Outstanding Relief Nurse — Elizabeth Vaughn.

Residential Services: Best Relief Staff — Kim Figueroa; Best Relief Staff — Maria Melendez; Best Part-Time Staff — Mercy Cronze; Best Awake Night Staff — Art Peterson, Michael Hopkins; Best Full-time Staff — Norman Sanderson, Frank Petruzelli, Sue Badger, Louisa Moore, John Walsh; Dedicated Service Award — Janie Ray, Lisa Demary, Juanita McGovern, Kathy Chandler; Most Improved Program — Laurel Street; Most Consistent Program — Swamp Road; Teamwork Award — Kowchuk Drive; Best Assistant Site Manager — Ed Lewis; Best Residential Site Manager — Theresa White; Program of the Year — Robert Street.

Brain Injury Services: Diamond Award for Being Multifaceted — Shila Vallencourt, Zak Gratton; Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) Award — Jessica Mullaly; Award for Initiative and Creativity — Gail Leroi; Award Excellence in Crisis Management — Toni Miller; Award for Flexibility and Adaptation — Ed LaMothe, Dawn Mousette; Steady, Trustworthy and Reliable (STAR) Award — Rachel Williams; Beth Collier; Program of the Year — Greylock.

Day Programs: Sunshine Award — Dylan Loring; Teamwork Award — Kayla Lemaire, Ben Fedora, Pat Desormier, Stephen Albareda; Challenge Accepted Award — Mary Wright; Special Dedication as a Habilitation Specialist — Mackenzie Melski.


Vocational Programs: Exemplary Advantage Employee Network Employee — Meredith Kirby, Nell K. Ketchum; Zip 'N Sort Outstanding Service — Jean Clemons.