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August 13, 2014

AHRC NYC, Nicholas Center Workers Named 2014 Joslin Award Co-Recipients

Category: General — NYSID @ 1:44 pm

Edwardo Lopez, a porter with AHRC New York City, and Brent Matthew Lillard, a graphic designer with The Nicholas Center for Autism and Spectrum Designs Foundation in Port Washington, have been named NYSID’s 2014 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients.

Edwardo Lopez

The 2014 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Monday, September 8 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs. That evening, NYSID also will kick off its year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of its founding.

Lopez is employed at a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus station through AHRC New York City, one of NYSID’s founding member agencies, while Lillard is a graphic artist who works in the custom apparel program at The Nicholas Center for Autism and Spectrum Designs Foundation, one of NYSID’s newest member agencies –– a fitting tribute to NYSID’s past and present.

Brent Matthew Lillard

Sixteen New York City and Long Island area New Yorkers with disabilities are among 59 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers being recognized through NYSID’s annual people-centered awards program. In its 11th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized 534 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 13 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.

In addition to Lopez and Lillard, the Outstanding Performers for 2014 from New York City and Long Island are:

  • Constance Bard, American Maintenance (Babylon), custodial
  • Matthew Bossert, Maryhaven Center of Hope (Port Jefferson Station), micrographics
  • Krzysztof Bramski, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services (New York City), mailroom
  • Marc Chindemi, Jawonio, Inc. (New City), cleaning/document imaging
  • Stephen Egan, Terranova Landscapes, Inc. (Center Moriches), landscaping/maintenance
  • Antonio Gonzalez, The Osborne Association (Bronx), custodial
  • Miriam Gonzalez, Lifespire, Inc. (New York City), packaging
  • Kenya Lyons, F.E.G.S. (New York City), porter
  • Joseph Mandella, AHRC Nassau County (Freeport), custodial
  • Victoria Ortiz, Occupations, Inc. (Middletown), custodial/maintenance
  • Jermaine Parrish, The Corporate Source (New York City), custodial
  • Rosemary Russo, Sullivan Arc/Sullivan Industries (Monticello), custodial
  • Lourdes Santiago, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY & Northern NJ/GoodTemps (Astoria), clerical
  • Kimberly Simons, Arc of Westchester/eDocNY (White Plains), mailroom

“For 40 years, NYSID has been turning business opportunities into jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities, and we are proud to recognize this year’s Joslin Outstanding Performers,” said Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO. “They provide incredible examples of how much New York State benefits by having a workforce that is inclusive of persons with disabilities, particularly as NYSID celebrates ‘40 Years of Looking Forward’ during this upcoming anniversary year.”

To see a complete list of NYSID’s 2014 Joslin Outstanding Performers, visit: http://www.nysid.org/documents/joslin/2014_outstanding_perfomers.pdf. We will be highlighting our Outstanding Performers from the Capital Region/Hudson Valley, Central and Western New York over the next week.

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. For more information on the Joslin Awards, including videos of previous award recipients, visit http://www.nysid.org/joslin.cfm.


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