2021 Team Member Appreciation Celebration

Listed below are the names of the amazing people who were named Staff of the Month for PCL during the year 2020 & nominated for Playbook All-Stars of the Year for 2021.

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McKenzie Bakke

January 2020

McKenzie has shown incredible leadership for her team. Her integrity drives the great person-centered supports she provides. McKenzie coordinated the Lebanon Gardening Program. She built a connection with the school district and supported people to volunteer in their local community. McKenzie is extremely attuned to the needs and wants of the people she supports. Her inclusive nature shines through when connecting people with each other in their communities. Thank you McKenzie for being a great leader in your community. 

Sonya Fitts

January 2020

Sonya joined her team during a time of a lot of changes. She had a continued determination ensuring everyone receives the best supports possible. Sonya is always looking to expand the comfort zone of herself, coworkers and people she supports. Thank you for your can do attitude Sonya.

Wendy Owirka

January 2020

Wendy exemplifies humility, integrity, levity and tenacity. She makes sure the people she supports are continuously exploring their community. In addition, helping them feel safe when going out in their community and meeting new people. Wendy is great at slowing down the speed to ensure that everyone takes the time to express themselves. She is continuously helping others develop new skills and hobbies. Wendy always displays so much abundance mentality while working. Thank you Wendy for all your passion.

Dayna Staples

January 2020

Dayna makes PCL a great place to work. She is the glue that keeps the Eugene office running as well as the leadership members that work within Lane County. Anyone can ask for assistance and if she doesn’t know she will find out the answers. Dayna is flexible and her tenacity and dedication to supporting Lane County is unmeasurable. Thank you Dayna for being amazing, ensuring that Lane County has well trained team members and everything else they need to do a great job!  You help make PCL a great place to work!

Lydia Meyer

February 2020

From day one at PCL, Lydia has shared with everyone her friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable attitude. It is clear Lydia cares for the people she supports. She works hard to assist them in having the best life possible by helping them stay connected with family and friends through personal and phone contact. Lydia shows initiative and willingness to take on additional responsibilities to best help her team. Lydia truly encompasses every PCL playbook value. She is an incredible asset to her team and the people she supports. Thank you Lydia.

Janeth Barcinas

February 2020

Janeth constantly goes above and beyond her role as a DSP. Janeth cares deeply about the people supported. She often sits on the ground and plays guitar with the man she supports which causes him to laugh and sing along with her. She also helps another man choose the color he would like to dye his hair. Janeth not only has a fantastic relationship with the gentleman at their home but also the gentleman at another home. Janeth picks up hours regularly at both homes to maintain her relationships. Thank you Janeth for creating and maintaining strong relationships with the people you support!

Gail Sage

March 2020

Gail has been a valued PCL team member for 15 years. She continues to exemplify PCL’s mission and values each and every day. She always welcomes new employees with open arms and creates a workplace filled with levity. Bringing the fun when she works with her teammates and the people she supports. She’s always researching fun events like their Cirque Du Soleil trip. Thank you Gail for raising our spirits and making us smile.

Ryan Hamacher

March 2020

Ryan has been instrumental in supporting independence and growth in those she supports. She assists with learning new skills in the home such as cooking and cleaning. Ryan recently devoted her time to finding a cookbook that fit the needs and wants of those she supports. She knows she can not do it alone and works with her teammates to come up with solutions. Although, encounters can often be brief they are impactful and create consistency. Thank you Ryan for going above and beyond to enhance the lives of those we support.

Amanda Rogers

March 2020

Amanda’s hard work, determination for growth and level of humility have made her key to the people she supports. Amanda creates a long lasting impression with her willingness to serve others. She learned new techniques of communication through classes that challenged and pushed her outside of her comfort zone. Amanda is appreciated by her teammates for her organizational skills and quality assurance. Thank you Amanda.

Rachel Clements

March 2020

Rachel exemplifies humility and levity. She works hard at problem solving and developing creative solutions for those she supports. Rachel attends family meetings to help the people she supports lead important conversations. She believes in supporting the growth of friendships in the community. Recently, connecting with a local art studio. Rachel brings more value to the things the people she supports love to do. Thank you Rachel!

Carissa Stilson

March 2020

Carissa saw a need to set structure and boundaries with the people she supports. Building a consistent routine allowing the people she supports to become empowered and express themselves. Her own ability to help build community is an important success factor behind the scenes day-to-day lives of those she supports. Carissa uses a tremendous sense of integrity in performing her tasks and interacting with others. Carissa has shown she is a person to be fully trusted and admired for the wonderful work she achieves. Thank you Carissa.

Shandia Emerick

April 2020

Shandia’s amazing patience is evident in the daily work she does. Making sure the people she supports are part of the community they live in. When Shandia says she will do her best it isn’t a formality to please the boss. She really means it. Shandia consistently goes above and beyond and will do anything she can to help the person she supports live a life as fulfilling as possible. Thank you for your amazing heart Shandia.

Jordan Davis

April 2020

Jordan is extremely reliable and devoted to the lives of those she supports. She really thinks of what each person needs and advocates for those needs. Jordan works to improve their lives and does so with levity, always ensuring the people she supports are happy and cared for. She also always has the back of her fellow staff and will help out in any way possible. Thank you Jordan! 

Rigo Martinez

April 2020

Rigo is a caring and sensitive DSP. He continuously goes above and beyond to make sure the people he supports are living their best life.   He has a great relationship with the people he supports and helps them through good times and difficult ones. He understands his role is not to tell people what decisions to make, but help them understand the situation and make the best decision for them. He is positive , fun and encouraging. Thank you Rigo!

Linda McDonley

May 2020

Linda is amazing at what she does for the people she supports. She goes out of her way to learn and support all of the men in the different styles of support they need. Linda steps up to support her teammates and be there for them when in need. She sets the tone in the home to be efficient and fun to work with. Thank you Linda!

Sam Williams

May 2020

Since joining the Residential Team Sam has jumped in head first learning all that he can to support his team. He has learned quickly and is an amazing support to everyone. He has managed to balance all of his new tasks while still completing great PCIs and providing the support that we have come to expect from Sam for many years. With the COVID concerns Sam continues to provide high quality support to everyone and is helping in any way he can from creating labels for cleaner bottles, helping structure new forms, and helping plan new ways of completing PCIs. Thank you Sam!

Jesse Pratt

June 2020

Jesse is a great staff who provides excellent person-centered services to the person he supports. He expands horizons and enhances his quality of life by consistently offering the person he supports options and treating him with dignity and respect. Jesse continuously brings levity to shifts and his interactions with him and his teammates. Thank you Jesse!

Angelique Radford

June 2020

Angelique exceeds all the expectations of PCL’s playbook attributes. She shows up to work with a smile, passion and care. She’s a natural leader and tells it like it is. Angelique is caring, full of passion with supporting people in the lives they choose for themselves. She is a self-starter and creative in everything she does. Thank you Angelique!

Sylvia Nava

June 2020

Sylvia does so many things everyday that meet our mission and values. Most of them are little things, like not putting someone’s socks on, but encouraging them and cheering them on because they are doing it themselves. The best thing she does is create an environment where people feel safe and important. This is not just a job for Sylvia, it’s a mission. Thank you Sylvia!

Becca Ramus

June 2020

Becca is a very independent worker and is always coming up with new ways to help the entire team be more productive. She is tenacious and does a great job keeping all our front line teams mindful of the technicalities of their roles. She is also excellent at coaching, and always has a positive attitude. Thank you Becca!

Michael Pahle

July 2020

Michael works in the HR department and has not only mastered his duties as the training and development specialist, but has also taken on extra tasks such as scheduling the ASL interpreters and figuring out how to make orientation classes virtual. Recently, with the changes we have been facing throughout the organization, his job has become much more complex. COVID-19 has changed so many of Michael’s duties and responsibilities and he has been able to adapt and just roll with it. Thank you Michael!

Brittany Reed

July 2020

Brittany is a great role model at work for both the people she supports and for the staff as well. Everyone looks up to her. Brittany is a perfect example of someone who meets every playbook attribute. She is extremely creative and makes sure everyone she supports and her teammates are doing great things for one another. Thank you Brittany!

Scott Harris

July 2020

Scott works as a Residential Auxiliary Support Technician and in the past couple of months while we all have been dealing with COVID-19, Scott has played a huge part in ensuring that tasks and communications are getting done. As well, Scott’s work with the IS team, Accounting team, Therap, the State, and other providers has been instrumental in ensuring that PCL’s voice is heard with the implementation, rollout, tracking, and reporting of the new EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) requirements. His collaboration with many different teams makes sure that everyone is on the same page. Thank you Scott!

Allyssa Pugmire

July 2020

Allyssa is determined and passionate about her job and is willing to voice her opinions and ideas. She is constantly looking for ways to grow independence for the people she supports, learn more about how to best support people, and how to grow herself and teammates. Allyssa has a great energy that helps facilitate people having a great day. She has an infectious smile and is dedicated to PCL’s Mission and Values. Thank you Allyssa!

Izzy Handley

August 2020

Izzy is an amazing DSP and provides great care for the people she supports. She encourages them to participate in events that the people she supports end up loving! One of the people that Izzy supports was going through some medical issues and Izzy was there to make sure he was comfortable and not in any pain or discomfort and he was getting the best care possible. Thank you Izzy!

Tali Abbe

August 2020

When Tali Abbe started working with the people she supports, she said that her goal was not just to support her to do all she wants, but to help her see the joy in doing things she needs to also. Tali uses levity in all situations, to expand people’s horizons with tenacity and laughter by modeling integrity, humility, choosing your attitude, and creative critical thinking. Thank you Tali!

Adam Braun

August 2020

Adam is always seeking opportunities to improve the life of those we support. He continually demonstrates this by creating and maintaining excellent person-centered services. Adam always ensures that the person he supports is informed and understands to the best of his ability what is happening and why. He helps him to make choices and supports him with those choices. Adam has found balance between the needs and wants of the person he supports and navigates it very well to keep him safe, healthy, and happy. Thank you Adam!

Hailee Cramer

August 2020

Hailee is a great role model at work not only for the ladies she supports but for the fellow DSP’s. Everyone looks up to her. She is a perfect example of someone who meets every playbook attribute. She is here to do her job and make sure everyone else is having fun. Hailee is continuously looking for fun things around the area for the ladies she supports. She takes every obstacle that comes at her as a learning opportunity. Thank you Hailee!

Heidi Miller

September 2020

Heidi is such an incredible asset to the PCL family. She never gives up and always tries her hardest to accomplish goals and create the best life for those she supports. Heidi is a go-getter.  She is the behind the scenes DSP, and leading it all with passion and dedication to the people she supports. Thank you Heidi!

Lisa Bennett

September 2020

Lisa is a great provider of person-centered services. She has a long history of providing services to the same group of people and she is truly devoted to enhancing their quality of lives. Month after month Lisa is tenacious about making sure all appointments are scheduled, completed, and followed up on. She also goes above and beyond to bring enjoyable experiences into the lives of the people she supports. Thank you Lisa!

Tim Titterington

September 2020

Tim is a person who shows the people he supports great respect through thought and deed. Tim presently works for a man who he has introduced a lot of new activities that he now loves. He started bringing his sewing machine to work and has been teaching the person he supports how to sew his own hats, pajama bottoms, and t-shirts. He also introduced him to a variety of new foods and music. Tim has engulfed PCL’s mission statement by expanding the horizons for the people he supports. Thank you Tim!

Lindsay Pearson

September 2020

Lindsay has been paramount to the success of the people she supports growth towards independence and achieving their goals. She believes in the success of others and strives for that. Lindsay exemplifies the mission and values of PCL every single day. Thank you Lindsay!

Robin Thompson

October 2020

Robin Thompson is an incredible direct support professional who gets stuff done, and doesn’t compromise people’s right to be treated with dignity, all the while making sure people are living fun lives and doing what they truly want to do. “Don’t worry, we got this”  is Robin’s go to line, she says to encourage her teammates, the people she supports and sometimes herself. Robin has a way of connecting with people so they always know they are equal partners in the relationship, that they fit in and they have a purpose. Thank you Robin!

Josh Jasper

October 2020

Josh is a great role model at work not only for the ones he supports but for the fellow direct support professionals. He is well respected and is quick to find answers when he is asked. He is a perfect example of someone who meets every playbook attribute. Josh is here to do his job and make sure everyone else is having fun. Josh takes every obstacle that comes at him as a learning opportunity. He is extremely creative and makes sure everyone he supports and his teammates are doing great things for one another. Thank you Josh!

Keith Aldrich

October 2020

Keith Aldrich always goes above to not only fulfill his duties, but to fill in wherever he is needed as well. This became even more apparent as COVID made its way into our lives. On top of Keith’s regular duties, he has become a pivotal member of the COVID response team. He makes sure we have a full stock of disinfectant and supplies, set up a supply room, makes sure supplies are readily available, learned how to do N95 fit testing and taught others how to do it as well, and much much more! Thank you Keith for helping keep everyone at PCL safe!

Tori Torres

October 2020

Tori is a Certified Employment Support Professional and provides a variety of Office of Developmental Disabilities (ODDS) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services. She is a true professional and has an incredible ability to build positive relationships in the community and with those seeking a job. No matter the challenge, Tori truly believes there is a job for everyone and no matter how difficult the process may be or how many barriers need to be overcome, Tori makes everyone feel valued and important. Thank you Tori!

Ricki Knauff

November 2020

Ricki Knauff is always ready and willing to step in to any shift needed. She is reliable and flexible with being asked to go to another home when the needs arise. She is consistent and accurate in the supports she provides as well as all the documentation that is needed in response. She takes ownership of responsibilities no matter where she is working. She also takes responsibility in maintaining all of the necessary delegations for all the persons she supports. Thank you Ricki!

Jackie Nicholson

November 2020

Jackie is an incredible advocate for the people she works with and the people she supports. She delivers the highest standards of support by having a great sense of humor, creative tenacity, and person-centered perspective making sure that people’s voices are heard. She works closely together to find that voice inside of people she works with, and then listens. Thank you Jackie!

Barbara Kolada

November 2020

Barbara (Bobbie) Kolada is a person who shows the people she supports great respect through thought and deed. She has been an asset as COVID made its way into our lives. Bobbie has been proactive to make sure that parents, staff and those supported were following the necessary guidelines and talking to everyone about the importance of signing in, washing hands, and using the proper cleaning chemicals. Thank you Bobbie!

Charles “Trey” Meek

November 2020

Trey is a great role model, not only for the ones he supports but for the fellow DSPs. He is well respected and is quick to find answers when he is asked. He is continuously looking for fun things around town that everyone can or would want to participate in. Trey enjoys being out of the house. He is a great role model of what an adventure would look like and is quick on his feet with activities to help keep busy throughout the day. Thank you Trey!

Ashlee Petrime

December 2020

Ashlee is part of the IT team and is a perfect example of the PCL Way. She is always willing and prepared to provide great tech support and is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Since joining PCL, Ashlee has jumped in head first learning all that she can to provide whatever support is needed. She approaches every situation with competence and calm – she brings a quiet determination to everything she does. Her greatest asset is her ability to listen to the person who is having an IT issue and solve the problem – all the while maintaining a pleasant demeanor.

Whitney Rader

December 2020

Whitney is a fantastic DSP who continuously works to improve services and supports. Whitney is reliable, consistent, and dependable in her work. She is always trustworthy and confident in her abilities to safely and effectively support those we serve. Whitney has an awesome bond with all the people she supports, and through her tenacity, she has been able to maintain health and safety while also providing a fun and stimulating environment. Thank you, Whitney, for providing quality services to those we support, as well as being a reliable and skilled team member.

Katie Bennett

December 2020

Katie is a tremendous value to the PCL family and the area relief team. When people were evacuated from their homes this year due to the fires, Katie didn’t hesitate to support the kids during that difficult time. She made sure that each child had a great experience in a time of chaos and uncertainty. No matter where she is placed for a shift, Katie will do her best to provide a safe and fun place to be at for those she is supporting. Katie is a dedicated PCL staff and her tenacity shines whenever she works!

Josef Hasslen

December 2020

Josef Hasslen truly exemplifies PCL’s mission and values. He thinks outside the box to find creative solutions. He always comes to work with a smile, spreading positivity wherever he goes. Josef always works wherever he is needed and never complains. He always puts the people he supports above his own needs and goes above and beyond what is expected of him. The spirit that Josef brings to his work is truly amazing. Thank you Josef!

Erin McCreery

December 2020

Erin is a huge supporter and advocate for each of the children she supports and is always going above and beyond to make sure that all the kids are safe and happy. This means that, no matter what, she will assist in covering openings so that the children have a stable, consistent staff that they know and trust. She also is willing to respond, at a moment’s notice, and is committed to great services. This makes the entire team and the kids feel supported and safe. She understands how important schedules and routines are for the children and does everything in her power to keep everything rolling along in the right direction. Thank you Erin!

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