December 10, 2012

All-Staff Retreat

Posted in Events at 12:22 am by Lund

Story and photo by Christina Webster/Lund

In October, Lund held its bi-annual All-Staff Retreat. It was a successful event that brought staff members from all departments together for a day. Emphasis was placed on being able to speak about Lund in a short, “elevator speech.” We shared “truths” about inspiring work that we had witnessed, while sharing why each of us believes in Lund.

The staff broke out into information groups mid-morning, choosing to learn more about adoption, appreciative inquiry or to watch the Mothers of Bedford, a movie that explores the relationships between children and their incarcerated mothers.

Speakers included Barbara Rachelson, Executive Director of Lund; Beth Knox, Director of Development at Lund; Tiff Bluemle, Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women; Karen Ward, Loaned Executive at the United Way of Chittenden County; and Lisa Pizzagalli, President of Lund’s Board of Trustees, as well as other breakout session speakers. Several other board members also joined us for lunch from Bove’s.

In this photo: Amie Baker, Barbara Rachelson, Tammy Santamore and Jen D'Aiello.

In this photo: Amie Baker, Barbara Rachelson, Tammy Santamore and Jen D’Aiello.

The following employees were recognized for their years of service:

Two Years
• Julie Camuso, Residential Counselor
• John Carolin, Information Technology Coordinator
• Danielle Gingue, Reach Up Case Manager
• Brian Hurlburt, Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Coordinator
• Ben Irish, New Horizons Education Program Teacher
• Dinah Larsen, Food Services Specialist
• Kristi Provost, Administrative Assistant
• Casey Rusin, Residential Counselor
• Callia Zimmerman, Clinician

Five Years
• Amie Baker, Co-Located Case Manager
• Heather Harrington, Therapeutic Case Manager
• Stacey Mahoney, Clinician
• Amy Prentiss-Rogers, Permanency Planning Counselor
• Kathleen Richards, Financial Coordinator
• Bob Robinson, Director of Finance & Operations
• Judy Severy, Childcare Teacher

Ten Years
• Alice Greenwood Larned, Co-Located Clinician
• Cait Keeler, Family Educator
• Tammy Lalime, Permanency Planning Counselor
• Deborah Mayville, Office Administrator
• Bethany Myrick, Family Educator

Fifteen Years
• Courtney Farrell, Associate Director of Residential and Community Treatment
• Barbara Rachelson, Executive Director

Bob Robinson, Director of Finance and Operations, announced John Carolin, IT Coordinator, as this year’s recipient of the Elizabeth Lund Employee of the Year award. The crowd exploded with enthusiasm. To read more about this year’s recipient, click here.

In the afternoon, staff got to choose between many health workshops, which included zumba, chair yoga, self-massage techniques and a superfoods demonstration.

The event ended with a “friendly” competition of Lund Jeopardy, of which Team Blue came from behind for the win!

Special thanks to all who helped plan this retreat, especially those who donated their time!

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