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Employees and “Friends” Recognized in Rhode Island Department of Corrections Annual Employee Awards Ceremony

On Friday, February 4th, 2011, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections honored 29 of its own staff members and five “friends” in the annual Employee Awards Ceremony. The following individuals were recognized for their service during 2010:

• JOHN J. MORAN AWARD – to honor a staff member from the Division of Rehabilitative Services who exemplifies helping others to achieve their maximum potential on a daily basis. Some of the qualities expected of the recipient of this award include outstanding work performance, dedication, alertness, good communication skills, and the ability to motivate other staff members. Recipient: Judi Tassel, Clinical Social Worker

• COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS AWARD – to recognize an individual from the Division of Rehabilitative Services who exhibits professionalism, teamwork, willingness to work above and beyond the norm, loyalty to the Department, a positive and productive attitude, and excellent work ethic. Recipient: Christine Imbriglio, Probation and Parole Supervisor

• EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD – to recognize a staff member of the Division of Administration who best exemplifies the purpose of the Division—providing support to Departmental operations. The qualities expected of the recipient include professionalism, initiative, competence, helpfulness, responsiveness, dedication to the job, interpersonal communication skills, and a strong spirit of cooperation. Recipient: Joseph Cataldo, Technical Support Specialist

• (DEPARTMENTAL) CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR – within the Division of Institutions & Operations; to reflect Correctional Officer appearance, professionalism, morale, esprit de corps; and to recognize and acknowledge outstanding performance of duties. Recipient: John Gorman, C.O., Intake Service Center, in memoriam JoAnn Gorman accepting

• SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR – within the Division of Institutions & Operations; to recognize and reward an outstanding supervisor whose skills, appearance, professionalism, and esprit de corps are exceptional; and to recognize and acknowledge outstanding performance of duties. Recipients: Frederick Haibon, Records & I.D. Captain Kathleen Lyons, Records & I.D. Captain

• DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD – within the Division of Institutions & Operations; to recognize staff members who have committed an act of bravery or heroism on or off duty. Recipients: Daniel Gaspar, Correctional Officer, John J. Moran Medium Security Facility Jay Pierotti, Correctional Officer, John J. Moran Medium Security Facility

• TEAMWORK AWARD – to honor an interdisciplinary team from the various divisions within the Department that accomplished a specific goal or project that contributed to the Department’s mission or solved a systemic problem. Project: New Women’s Relocation Committee Team Recipients: Diana Andreozzi, Executive Assistant, Women’s Facilities Nancy Bailey, Assistant Director of Institutions and Operations (retired) Clarence Bussius, Telecommunications Technical Support Manager Carole Dwyer, Warden, Women’s Facilities Ronald Fallow, Environmental Health Coordinator Anthony Feole, Associate Director, Facilities and Maintenance Kenneth Findlay, Professional Services Coordinator Michael Fine, M.D., Medical Program Director Chris Furtado, Fire Safety Technician John Holland, Locksmith Michelle Lanciaux, Associate Director, MIS Al Leach, Deputy Warden, Women’s Facilities Gerry Masso, Armorer Donald McDonough, C.O. Lieutenant, Women’s Facilities David Moore, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Michael Moore, C.O. Captain, Women’s Facilities Stephen Munroe, Security Specialist, Women’s Facilities Patricia Nunes, Assistant Administrator of Financial Management Jonathan Peterman, C.O., Minimum Security John Rogers, Associate Director, Food Services Chico Sykes, C.O., Minimum Security

• FRIENDS OF THE CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT AWARD – to honor and recognize individuals from outside our ranks (neither employee nor volunteer) who made a significant and valued contribution to our mission. Recipients: Gabrielle Abbate, Executive Director, MADD-RI Barbara Bowen, Professional Development Specialist, Rhode Island College Michael Field, Esq., Department of the Attorney General Edward Mello, Chief, Westerly Police Department Aaron Weisman, Esq., Department of the Attorney General

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Department or agency: Department of Corrections

Online: http://www.doc.ri.gov

Release date: 02-17-2011

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