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Meet the 2017 ESPRIT Winners

VNSNY’s ESPRIT awards are back! Eleven outstanding staff members from across the organization have been selected as this year’s ESPRIT winners, for the way they exemplify VNSNY’s core values of Excellence, Service, People, fiscal Responsibility, Initiative and Teamwork. Here are profiles of each award winner, along with excerpts from the nominating letters written by their colleagues.

Kettely Bastien—Eligibility and Billing Specialist, VNSNY CHOICE

Doing Whatever It Takes to Fix the Problem “Not only does Kelley try her hardest to assist our members, our contract vendors, and our staff...

Lauren Dauro—Project Manager, VNSNY Hospice Special Projects

“My Customers Are My Colleagues” “Lauren performs her job responsibilities with assiduous attention to detail and deep commitment to the goals of hospice, while constantly...

Daniel Diaz—Substance Abuse Counselor, Community Mental Health Services

A Counselor Who Is “Like Family” “Danny exemplifies the meaning of initiative and teamwork on a daily basis. He brings more to the role than...

Constance “Connie” Evans— Public Health Nurse, CHHA Home Care Services

“A Love That Heals” “One word describes Connie, and that is ‘angel.’ I see her wings every day. Her patients adore her, and her work...

Sunitha Achamma Job—Physical Therapist, VNSNY Home Care

Making a Difference with “Hello” and a Smile “Sunitha exemplifies service on all levels. She is compassionate and kind, not only for her patients, but...

Russell Meyers—Telecom/Mobility Specialist, Information Technology

Making Sure Clinicians’ Tools and Technology Meets Their Needs “Often working under stressful conditions, Russell always manages to deliver critical services when needed and maintain...

Diandra Monk—Customer Service Representative, Customer Care Center

A Problem Solver, Teacher and Role Model  “Diandra Monk shows dedication to her job. She has a great attitude and great spirit—very knowledgeable, kind, warm,...

Stella Onuoha-Obilor— Manager of Quality Management, VNSNY CHOICE

“CHOICE is Not a Workplace—It’s a Home” “Stella is dedicated, and committed to her job, her staff, and to the success of all her team...

Gale Storm—Education Manager, Partners in Care Quality Assurance/Education

Seeking the Best for Her Trainees “Gale models excellence as a nurse, manager and instructor. She is never too busy to try to solve any...

Jenelle Welch— Family Advocate, Community Mental Health Services

A Lighthouse to a Safe Harbor “Utilizing her own experience and challenges, Jenelle conveys empathy, support and guidance to the families she works with. She...

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Meet Our 2021 ESPRIT Winners!

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