Success Story – Barry

Barry shared a common goal with many of WOU’s clients and, for that matter, with the majority of the world. He wanted to be independent. While independence means different things to different people, in Barry’s case, he simply wanted to earn his own money through meaningful employment. Though he faced challenges that prevented him from [...]

2022-02-09T15:56:48-05:00February 9th, 2022|Client Success Stories, Maryland News|

Power of Connectivity – Fiorella “Fifi” Vittorio

Based on her extensive education in global health, you would think that Fiorella “Fifi” Vittorio would be a policy analyst with a government agency or helping those affected by war or natural disaster within an international health organization. Instead, she is thriving in her career here at WOU and just became Director of Career Services [...]

2021-08-19T10:30:53-04:00August 19th, 2021|Company News, Maryland News, Successes|

Frank Loughran Award – Kelsey Mola

The 2021 Frank Loughran Award is awarded to Kelsey Mola! This award was established in memory of our late Vice President to recognize excellence in Supported Employment. It is given annually to an employee who has exhibited creativity in job development strategies for individuals with disabilities and a commitment to natural supports in the workplace. [...]

Roger LaChapelle Award – Amanda Tosoni

At our 2021 Annual Meeting, several of our team members received recognition for unique contributions throughout the year. We're pleased to share the good news that our team member Amanda Tosoni received the 2021 Roger LaChapelle Award. This award is given annually to the team member with the most significant job placement results company-wide. The [...]

Retained Placement Award – Heather Tondreau

The 2021 Retained Placement Award is given to the Career Resource Specialist who played an instrumental and the most influential role in assisting a client retain a job that required some or all of the following: creativity, patience, excellent communication, job site modification, effective retention planning including employer coaching, successful interventions, natural supports, and the [...]

Mission Support Award – Jeanne Tebbetts

The Mission Support Award was established to recognize a team member who doesn’t work on the front lines; rather, this team member supports other members of the organization in their work serving our stakeholders. The winner is selected from the nominations made by fellow team members. We received many nominations this year and thank everyone [...]

Youth and Family Perspectives

The Annapolis team at WOU was invited to participate in Way2Work Maryland’s facilitation of work-based learning experiences for students in their junior and senior years of high school. Bringing together resources to secure amazing work experiences for these students, Way2Work coordinated monthly meetings and partnerships with the school system, the Division of Rehabilitation Services, and [...]

2021-09-16T15:06:37-04:00January 4th, 2021|Maryland News|

Frank Loughran Award – Gerry Lalime

The 2020 Frank Loughran Award winner is Gerry Lalime. This award was established in memory of our late Vice President to recognize excellence in Supported Employment. It is given annually to an employee who has exhibited creativity in job development strategies for individuals with disabilities and a commitment to natural supports in the workplace. Congratulations, [...]

Roger LaChapelle Award – Dan Dzengelewski

At our recent company-wide meeting, several of our team members received recognition for unique contributions throughout the year. We're pleased to share the good news that our team member, Dan Dzengelewski, received the 2020 Roger Lachapelle Award. This award is given annually to the team member with the most significant job placement results company-wide. The [...]

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