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WOU Welcomes PG County Director Nanu Ahmed

Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) announces the hire of Wossenie "Nanu" Ahmed as Director of the Prince George's County market in Maryland, effective March 2024. She will lead, coach, and support the team in providing the highest-quality employment and adult and student services to clients throughout the PG County region.     Nanu brings over ten years [...]

Partnership of Purposeful Objectives to benefit WOU Clients

On October 25th, a team from WOU had the great pleasure of attending a position tour at one of Delaware North's premiere properties and one of Boston's most iconic venues, the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Celtics. This comprehensive tour kicked off the beginning of a new partnership spearheaded by Amanda Tosoni, Corporate [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Retained Placement Award – Gordana Gerskovic

  We are pleased to award the 2020 Retained Placement Award to Gordana Gerskovic. This 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 [...]

Mission Support Award – Carolyn Wentworth

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, Carolyn Wentworth, received the 2020 Mission Support Award. What does this mean? The Mission Support Award honors a team member who supports the mission at Work [...]

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