Once a year, ADEC recognizes and honors those long-time employees who are celebrating a milestone employment anniversary. From the 5 year mark, all the way up to 40, these employees make up the core of ADEC and make everything we do possible. As we continue to grow to provide necessary services to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, our need for exemplary staff increases as well, and we depend on long-time employees to pass on their knowledge, act as mentors, and engender trust in those we serve and their families.

This year everyone being honored, as well as their department heads, attended a brunch at the Lerner Theater to hear some key people speak and to watch a special celebratory video, made as a collaboration between the HR and Communications Department. Thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success and thank you to everyone that continues to make ADEC a meaningful place to work.

This year’s honorees:

Denine Caldwell – Bristol Day
Allie Dobski – Transportation
Barbara Dockery – Supported Living
Faith Dunithan – Middlebury Day
David Gregg – Transportation
Mary Janis – SGL QIDP
Mary Johnson – GAP Skills Training
Lisa Ludwick – Village Men’s
Shailyn Maldonado – Foster
Jennifer Miller – Therapies
Thomas Moore – Group Homes
Carrie Muir – Plaza
Robert Reynolds – The Shop
Damaris Sonora – Group Homes

Michael Delfine – Community Employment
Susan Faltynski – Community Employment
Michael Holley – The Shop
Petrana Petkova – Terrace Park
Dawn Johnson – Terrace Park
Marcia Jurek – Village Men’s
Katy Miller – Lutz

Anna Price Woods – Middlebury Men’s
Lori Rassi – Supported Living
Rhonda Ross-Bean – Village Men’s
Gary Smith – Terrace Park

Ruth Hazelton – Village Men’s
Paula Holmes – South Bend Day

Jeanette Abner – Supported Living
Deb Gregory – Supported Living
Lisa Kendall – Human Resources
Michelle McGuin – Programming
Melissa Steffen – Supported Living
Ylonda Szucs – Bridlewood

Carrie Ritchie – Parkside

Jodi Taylor – Guardianship
Stephen Lang – The Shop

Evan Hoover – Information Technology