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October 26, 2015

Ramonita Morales Receives Joslin Outstanding Performance Award

Category: General — NYSID @ 1:14 pm

NYSID presented its 2015 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award to co-recipient Ramonita Morales, a custodian with The Osborne Association in the Bronx, during NYSID’s 2015 Annual Meeting at The Saratoga Hilton.

Michelle Wolfe, a food processing worker with The Arc of Madison Cortland/Alternatives Industry in Oneida, is her fellow Joslin Outstanding Performance Award recipient.

Pictured l-r: Francoise Dunefsky, NYSID board chair; Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO; Ramonita Morales, 2015 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award; Nelson Torres

Ramonita’s story is compelling, for despite enduring significant challenges with a history of substance use and an extended period of incarceration before her return to the workforce, she has emerged as a reliable and diligent contributor to Osborne’s Janitorial Maintenance Business, as well as an exemplary motivator to the rest of its staff.

In her five years of service with Osborne, Ramonita’s swift promotion to a position of leadership within Janitorial Maintenance Services has had little to do with luck, and much to do with her competence, skill in working with others, and aptitude for learning.

NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program spotlights those who have overcome challenges and achieved personal success through employment. The Joslin Awards annually recognize employment excellence of New Yorkers with disabilities working on NYSID Preferred Source contracts.

Over the past 12 years, the Joslin Awards have chronicled the achievements of nearly 600 individual Outstanding Performers, honoring William B. Joslin’s unwavering commitment to Preferred Source employment opportunities.

Bill Joslin was Chief Executive Officer of Human Technologies Corporation in Utica, and served on NYSID’s Board of Directors for many years.


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