Brookville Center February/March Employee Submissions
State Auditors Validate our Amazing Staff
Each January our entire program is audited by OPWDD. This year the results were astonishing. All four houses excelled in their recertification. House 30 achieved the highest accolade of being deficiency free. The auditors expressed many comments worth quoting:
“Encouragement to use Ipads was ongoing, even when the child gestured the staff had them use the Ipad – very impressive!”
“…true caring. Staff spoke to them in a therapeutic way, it was conversational – The way it is supposed to be done.”
“Staff know the guys, are comfortable and familiar…true reflection of the leadership in the house.”
“Work well with the ladies.”
“Easy to see that they are making progress.”
“Fading plan looks good, most agencies do not take the time to teach.”
“Staff able to calm someone when she was upset.”
“The girls participated in dinner, schedules, and responded well to staff.”
“Choice regarding exercise and breakfast. Staff even exercised with them.”
“House was pristine.”
“Insulin injection was perfect.”
They ended by saying (and this is my favorite quote) “If I had to place a child I would place them here”.
Several auditors had surveyed us prior and commented on the phenomenal progress made in just one year and it was nice to see how independent they had become.
These results are only possible because of the dedication and hard work of our staff. I am so proud of their commitment and most of all their enthusiasm that they exhibit every day.
Mary Gilleran, Director
“Touched Our Hearts”
Valentine’s Day was a perfect opportunity to let the staff know how much they are appreciated. Each staff received a heart and candy. Words of appreciation were written on each heart in recognition of the love and dedication displayed year round.
Submitted by: Mary Gilleran
CRP resident Nicolas Koyfman was able to attend a formal family function for the first time in his life thanks to the support of house manager Alister Guilliame, and BIS Jamie Teer. Alister and Jamie accompanied Nicky to the Jericho Terrace for the occasion where he danced with his sister on her special day and brought tears to his mother’s eyes! Due to Nicky’s behaviors his family was not sure he would be able to attend such an event – their gratitude to the staff who made this happen is humbling, and their joy over this accomplishment is shared by his CRP family!
Submitted by: Jamie Teer
Congratulations to following BCCS Marcus Avenue Employees “You Make a Difference”. For their dedication to the employees of the agency & for going above and beyond when others are in need.
Inken Prochillo, OT
Phil Macri, OT
Jessica Metress, Special Educator
Naomi Brown, Assistant Group Leader
Melanie DeJesus, Teacher Assistant
Edith Young, Teacher Assistant
Michelle Harris, Teacher Assistant
Sherry Graber, IEP Coordinator
Submitted by: Michelle Bermani