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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2010

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Department of Health and Human Services Chooses Employees and Supervisors/Managers of the Year

Individual photographs of all DHHS Employees and Supervisors/Managers of the Year can be found at: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/newsroom_downloads_images_employeerecognition2010.aspx

Lincoln – Governor Dave Heineman honored 2010 employees and supervisors/managers of the year for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other state agencies in Lincoln in October.

“These outstanding individuals come to work every day ready to make a difference to the people they serve,” said Kerry Winterer, chief executive officer of DHHS. “They exemplify our mission of helping people live better lives and are role models for all of us.”

The individuals honored, their job title, and the city where they work are listed below:

Employees of the year for the Department of Health and Human Services

Beatrice: Mike Walters, Developmental Technician II, Beatrice State Developmental Center

Geneva: Marie Pope, Training Coordinator, Operations

Grand Island: Charlie Ponec, Resource Developer, Central Service Area

Hastings: Henry Potts, Youth Care Specialist II, Hastings Regional Center

Lincoln:
Marilyn Jackson, DHHS Program Specialist-RN, Medicaid and Long-Term Care
Steve McNulty, Environmental Engineer II, Division of Public Health
Lelia Razey, Staff Assistant II, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Greg Votava, Public Information Officer II, Communications and Legislative Services
Michael Wolverton, Accountant II, Division of Children and Family Services

Norfolk:
Brooke Greenough, Child & Family Services Specialist, Northern Service Area
Megan Halsey, Staff Care Technician II, Norfolk Veterans’ Home
Marg Hipp, Staff Assistant II, Norfolk Regional Center

Omaha: Doug Raney, DD Service Coordinator, Division of Developmental Disabilities

Papillion: Stefanie Sellers, Child & Family Services Specialist, Eastern Service Area

Scottsbluff: Jerra Pester, Licensed Practical Nurse II, Western Nebraska Veterans’ Home

Supervisors/Managers of the Year for the Department of Health and Human Services
                   
Beatrice:
Carrie Haake, Treatment Team Leader, Beatrice State Developmental Center
Tamara Weichel, Neighborhood Services Assistant Administrator, Beatrice State Developmental Center

Bellevue: Loretta McCrimon, Housekeeping Supervisor, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home

Geneva: Debbie Moravec, Youth Security Supervisor, Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center

Gering: Denise Prohs, Social Services Supervisor, Western Service Area

Grand Island: Lori Eurek, Associate Director of Nursing, Grand Island Veterans’ Home

Lincoln:
Sue Adams, DHHS Administrator I, Division of Behavioral Health
Roxie Cillessen, DHHS Administrator I, Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care
Greg Hood, DHHS Safety & Emergency Preparedness Responses Coordinator, Operations
Danielle Jones, Paralegal II, Operations
Kim Johnson, Service Coordination Supervisor, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Cheryl McMurry, Director of Nursing, Lincoln Regional Center
Carole Steffen, Social Services Unit Manager, Southeast Service Area
Kathy Ward, Administrator II, Division of Public Health

Kearney:
Mary Wright, Food Service Director, Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center

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