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September 13, 2016

Jerry Williams, A Master of All Trades and A Man of Many Talents

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:43 pm

Jerry Williams, who works in packaging/labeling with Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Toe Path Industries (Schoharie), has been named a 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient by NYSID.

Jerry Williams, who works in packaging/labeling with Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Toe Path Industries (Schoharie), has been named a 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient by NYSID

At the Toe Path Industries (TPI) work center, Jerry maintains a consistent five-day schedule and also works on the facilities cleaning crew several hours per week. A respected and valued contributor in the production of the Preferred Source floor maintenance pads and State Police vehicle graphics, Jerry has mastered the operation of automated and manual die-cutting equipment, numerous packaging and assembly tasks, and a variety of material handling responsibilities.

Jerry’s focus is on work, keeping busy and doing as much as possible. As testimony to his outstanding work ethic, almost 50 percent of his earnings come from filling in to work on other assembly jobs as needed. About his work, Jerry says, “I really like the hours and the people I work with. And the money I earn helps me support my family, pay our bills and buy the things we need.”

Twenty-one Capital Region/Hudson Valley area New Yorkers with disabilities are among 59 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through NYSID’s annual people-centered awards program. In its 13th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized more than 650 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 15 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.

In addition to Williams, the Joslin Outstanding Performers for 2016 from the Capital Region/Hudson Valley are:

Steven Allen, Warren-Washington-Albany Counties Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Queensbury), custodial
Ricky Bernstein, Northeast Career Planning/The Norton Center, Inc. (Menands), custodial
David Brown, Center for Disability Services (Albany), mailing
Matthew Culver, Green Facility Solutions (Albany), custodial
Susan Deters, Focused Technologies (Menands), document imaging
Donald Feltman, The Arc of Rensselaer County (Troy), production/assembly
Ray Francis, eBizDocs (Menands), document preparation
Faith Hosanna Healey, The Arc of Ulster‐Greene/Pilot Industries (Kingston), drug test kit assembly
Julio Jesus, Janitronics (Albany), custodial
Cliff Kettelle, Columbia County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Coarc (Mellenville), molding
Justine Leonard, The Arc Otsego (Oneonta), packaging/briefs
Pierre Martell, Essex County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Mountain Lake Industries (Mineville), production
Pamela Miller, Herkimer ARC/Herkimer Industries (Herkimer), packaging
Evelyn Morales, Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Lexington Center (Gloversville), custodial
Steve Murray, Image Data, Inc. (Albany), document preparation
Melvin Rodriguez, Liberty/Montgomery County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Amsterdam), production
Matthew Roloson, Gateway Community Industries, Inc. (Kingston), custodial
Dennis Sandoval, Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (Glens Falls), packaging/production
Ann Marie Simmons, Rehabilitation Support Services (Albany), custodial
Lance Stuart, Schenectady ARC/Pine Ridge Industries (Schenectady), custodial/horticulture maintenance

The 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.

NYS Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) will also be recognized as a 2016 Legislative Preferred Source Champion Award co-recipient for his willingness to advocate for individuals with disabilities in his community. This year’s Annual Meeting theme is #EmploymentEmpowers.

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board will also be recognized as 2016 State Customer of the Year.

NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook. Learn more about our Joslin Outstanding Performers from Western New York, New York City/Long Island and Central New York.


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