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DDI's 2019 Employee Service Awards

Employees who have attained five, ten, fifteen, twenty and more years of service were honored because of their dedication to DDI’s mission to help children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities experience personal growth and fulfillment. Our most distinguished employee from this group has worked at DDI for 35 years!

Employees who have achieved special recognition from their coworkers for performing their jobs in an exemplary manner were also honored as the 2019 Employees of the Month. The contributions that each of these employees has made to support the DDI mission were highlighted, and the evening culminated with the announcement of our 2019 Employee of the Year, Catherine Young from our Adult Residential Services Program.

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Pictured left to right are Erin Davies, Chief Human Resources Officer, Kim Mudano, Adult Residential Services Director, Catherine Young, DDI 2019 Employee of the Year and Program Manager, Larry Boone, ice Chairperson of DDI Board, and DDI Executive Director John Lessard.

The recent year’s retirees, who shared many years of service with the organization, were also recognized and honored.

DDI’s most important asset has always been its workforce of compassionate and dedicated men and women. No matter what the job – direct care staff, clinicians, support staff, or management – it is the combined effort of all members of the DDI workforce that makes us special and drives our progress forward.

We congratulate all of our distinguished honorees for their dedicated work and individual achievements made as members of the DDI Family and thank them for being people inspired by purpose.

CLICK HERE to view the Employee Service Awards Photo Album.

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By choosing a career with DDI, all of our staff members commit their time and energy to improve the lives of others. Your support will reward their dedication and passion.

Donations to the Workforce Campaign will benefit staff appreciation, recognition and wellness activities, including professional development and the annual holiday party.

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If you have already made a contribution, THANK YOU!