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September 20, 2017

Meet Capital Region/Hudson Valley’s Joslin Outstanding Performers

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:38 pm

Twenty-one Capital Region/Hudson Valley residents with disabilities are among 58 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through NYSID’s annual people-centered awards program.

The Joslin Outstanding Performers for 2017 from the Capital Region/Hudson Valley are:

Brian Aldrich, The Arc of Rensselaer County (Troy), production/assembly

Sandy Becker, Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. (Amsterdam), production/assembly

Adam Decker, Rehabilitation Support Services (Albany), custodial

Jamie Ferguson, Image Data, Inc. (Albany), document preparation

Wendy Germond, eBizDocs (Menands), document preparation

Mark Gibson, Gateway Community Industries, Inc. (Kingston), custodial

Tyquill Grady, Northeast Career Planning/The Norton Center, Inc. (Menands), custodial

Dillon Greeno, Second Chance Opportunities, Inc. (Albany), floor care

Russell Hall, Coarc (Mellenville), molding

Jeanne Hansen, The Arc Otsego (Oneonta), packaging/briefs

Bethany Haroldson, Schoharie County ARC, packaging assembly

Crystal Heath, The Arc of Ulster-Greene/Pilot Industries (Kingston), drug test kit assembly

Mark Letourneau, Center for Disability Services (Albany), mailing

Martin Mannello, Green Facility Solution (Albany), custodial

Laura Mastroianni, Warren Washington & Albany ARC (Queensbury), custodial

Derrick McGuinness, Lexington, Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Gloversville), production/assembly

Justine O’Dell, Arc Herkimer/Herkimer Industries (Herkimer), packaging

Dana Pickett, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany (Albany), data entry

Tabitha Sanders, Janitronics (Albany), custodial

Joshua Silva, Focused Technologies (Menands), IT maintenance

Shawn Thayer, Mountain Lake Industries (Mineville), woodworking production

Schenectady Arc has been selected as a co-recipient of the Member Agency of the Year award.

Crystal Heath, who works in drug test kit assembly with The Arc of Ulster-Greene in Kingston has been selected the Classroom to Career Award recipient. This new award recognizes an individual with disabilities who personifies the successful collaboration between an educational system and a NYSID member agency leading to employment and independence.

John Humphrey, a custodian with The Arc of Onondaga in Syracuse, and Richard Warner, a production/assembly worker with Allegany Arc in Wellsville, have been named 2017 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients.

The 2017 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton.

NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates exceptional job performance and personal growth by New Yorkers with disabilities working on NYSID Preferred Source contracts.

In its 14th year, NYSID has recognized more than 700 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 17 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award. All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook.

We look forward to seeing you on September 26. Register here, or watch videos of previous Joslin Award recipients.


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