Church has new case manager
The Salvation Army is introducing the newest addition to their team, Amy McGovern. McGovern is coming on board as a case manager and brings to the staff varied experiences in agency counseling, teaching and administration. McGovern is a Lycoming College graduate and has her masters of education from Lehigh University.
One of McGovern's primary responsibilities is to re-focus on the well known Project Break-Through(PBT) program. PBTworks to bring families to a self-reliant state. The program matches families who are trying to break out of the poverty cycle with adult mentors who can offer emotional and practical support.
Participant families must reside in Lycoming County, have minor children, not be currently dependent on drugs or alcohol, be willing to make a minimum of a one-year commitment and demonstrate a desire to work on self-improvement goals.
The Salvation Army is also strengthening the PBTMentoring program by seeking volunteers who empower each family to achieve their dreams. Mentors serve as listeners, role models, and an emotional support system. Mentors help the family to make the positive changes necessary to move a step closer to self-sufficiency. Interested mentors should contact McGovern directly at the Salvation Army.
"We are thrilled to have Amy join our team as the case manager," says Tony Perrotta, public relations and program and fund development director. "Amy brings with her a strong administrative and counseling background that will be quickly focused on rejuvenating PBT and other Salvation Army programs."
McGovern will also be responsible for the Assets for Independence (AFI) Program. The program promotes savings deposited and then matched by M&T Bank to achieve any of the three objectives: acquiring a first home, capitalizing a small business, or enrolling in postsecondary education or training.
Woman named year's 'comfort keeper'
Comfort Keepers of the Greater Williamsport Area is pleased to announce that Evelyn Moore has been chosen as Comfort Keeper of the Year for 2011.
Comfort Keeper of the Year, a prestigious annual award, is bestowed on a singular employee who not only exemplifies what it means to be a Comfort Keeper, but exceeds expectations and sets new standards for excellence in the care that they provide to their clients, according to a news release.
Moore is recognized as a shining beacon in her field. In her time with Comfort Keepers, she has the received some of the highest ratings from her clients, in addition to being the leading refer of new employees.
Moore is now participating in a nation-wide pilot program through the Alzheimer's Foundation to test the use of baby dolls as therapy with Alzheimer's patients. Her work and research that she customizes for each client is what truly sets her apart and motivates her coworkers to aim for her high standard of excellence, a news release said.
For Moore, being a Comfort Keeper is a gift, a news release said. She regularly expresses how much she "loves her work" and "loves Comfort Keepers." She has proven herself to be the single best advertisement for Comfort Keepers, both in her vocal support for the company she so dearly loves and in her outstanding client care.
Since September of 2000, Comfort Keepers of the Greater Williamsport Area has serviced more than 700 families in Lycoming, Clinton, Montour and Sullivan counties. Our highly trained and bonded caregivers work throughout the greater Susquehanna Valley providing care that ensures the highest level of quality of life that is achieved.
Man earns landscape architecture license
Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C., announces that Timothy Insinger has earned his landscape architecture license.
Landscape architecture is the analysis, planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment. In order to qualify to take the exam, Insinger completed several years of practical work experience with a licensed landscape architect. The comprehensive exam includes a wide range of topics related to the discipline of landscape architecture. The Pennsylvania State Board of Landscape Architects regulates the licensure and registration of landscape architects, "in order to promote the general welfare and safeguard the life, health and property of citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
Insinger also is certified in wetland delineation and playground inspection.
Wetland delineations include field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and wetland hydrology, as well as making jurisdictional determinations. Instruction in wetland delineation is taught, and credentials are awarded, under the auspices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
As a certified playground safety inspector, Insinger is certified to inspect playgrounds for safety hazards and to ensure compliance with national standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Insinger joined HUNT in 2006 as a site designer. He is a graduate of SUNY at Syracuse, College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a bachelors of landscape architecture degree. He also holds an associate of science from SUNY at Morrisville, College of Agricultural Sciences.
HUNT is a 120-person professional consulting firm with offices in Towanda, as well as Horseheads and Rochester, N.Y., and offers comprehensive engineering, architecture and surveying services.