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Enable recognizes employees for long-time service

Enable recognized the following employees at its Agency Anniversary Celebration:

Joanne Isabell, of North Syracuse, was recognized for 30 years of service to Enable. Isabell has worked for many different departments within Enable, and is now an administrative assistant in employment services.

Mark Squadrito, of North Syracuse, received a Choice Award. Squadrito, an individualized service worker in Enable's day habilitation program, suggests a variety of activities and adaptations to help participants reach a higher level of involvement. He creatively modifies activities to include participants' preferences and interests.

Steve Longo, of Cicero, received an Inclusion Award. Longo, a residential counselor, arranged for several Enable participants to visit New York Jets training camp in Cortland last summer. He always works to include participants at his residence in all activities.

Linda Wede, of North Syracuse, received an Empowerment Award. Wede, an at-home residential counselor, has positive relationships with both her co-workers and participants. He is pro-active, dependable and flexible, always providing choice while promoting independence. She is the ultimate role model.

Michelle McNitt, of Cicero, received a Family Involvement Award. McNitt, a residential program manager, goes above and beyond to maintain direct communication with her residents' families. By earning their confidence, McNitt has been able to enhance the residents' growth and opportunities for independence.

Donna Devlin, of Clay, received an Integrity Award. Devlin, an employment consultant communicates openly and honestly with everyone, and does not shy away from tough situations. She consistently demonstrates a strong moral compass.

Meg Keech, of Liverpool, received a Teamwork Award. Keech, a certified occupational therapy assistant in Enable's education services, approaches each day with energy, humor, compassion and flexibility. Her soft-spoken manner and intuition allow her services to blend seamlessly into the classrooms.

Lisa Tinklepaugh, of Brewerton, received a Professionalism Award. Tinklepaugh, a payroll specialist, has a gift for understanding complex relationships in the various databases that she manages for the agency. She has put in many hours of extra time to facilitate methods to save time and money for the agency and to improve outcomes for employees and participants.

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