Our very own and beloved Tammy Green was selected as our Chapter’s Nominee for The Arc New York’s 2020 Thomas A. Maul Direct Support Professional Excellence Award. Tammy was nominated by Amanda Nodine. Selected as the chapter nominee of this award, she received a certificate of recognition for her exemplary work and a generous check from The Arc NY. Tammy, along with the other nominees from across NYS, and the four Statewide winners, were recognized at a virtual awards ceremony to honor their nomination and recognize their hard work on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
We are honored to have Tammy be a part of the Delarc Direct Support Team! Nominated by Residential House Manager, Amanda Nodine, Tammy shared this about receiving the nomination, “It was such a great honor and surprise to receive this award. I was so touched by the nomination and words written by Amanda Nodine. I think the whole team has raised up to 2020 challenges.”
Tammy is a joy and her humility is part of her charm but the truth is that she is a rock star!! She IS a hero without a cape! Here are just a few things that Amanda had to say when nominating Tammy, “Tammy came to work in a residential setting at the beginning of the pandemic to offer day program services in people’s homes. She took the time to create a designated space within the home where people could feel a separation from “home life” and revamped curricula and lesson plans to accommodate a new group of people who were working together for the first time. Her attitude and demeanor is constantly upbeat and positive regardless of what is going on and when a problem arises, Tammy is solution-oriented jumping right in to help. Tammy spent time online to find resources such as NADSP and Pinterest for new ideas and lesson plans… She does a wonderful job encouraging people to learn about topics and rights and supports people in developing their own opinions, without ever imposing her own values and beliefs. Tammy is incredibly person-centered and a great advocate for the people she supports. She is truly a wonderful part of the Delarc team.”
Congratulations, Tammy on a well-deserved nomination! We are so happy for you and are so honored that you are part of the Delarc team!