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Longevity Employees Honored

The Labor Management Committee (LMC) of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, comprised of management and the union representing the agency’s direct care staff — ARCEU NYSUT/AFL/CIO Local #4265, recently recognized employees with 20 or more years of service to people with disabilities. Greater than 14.8% of the agency’s employees are part of this highly motivated and exceptional group of people celebrating 20 or more years of employment with the agency.

Employees acknowledged for their dedication to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, and longevity with the agency, were: 20 years – John Davisson, Jr., Lisa DiPalma, Christine Evans, Dolores Hill, James Morris, John Porter and Lucy Wilson; 25 years – Denise Boyer, Kathleen Guetta, Michelle Hartunian, Gwendolyn King, Pauline Nolan, Pamela Nowak, Marie O’Hara, Carol Quarantillo, Donna Raffel, Gladys Ray, and David Tokarski; 30 years – Sally Garde, Jody Green, Adelene Klein, and Kim VanSchoonhoven, and 35 years – Sheila Curry-Traylor, Maureen McDonald, Beverly Stewart, and Paul Weingartner.

For nearly 60 years, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. and a United Way agency, has provided innovative and results-oriented habilitation and supportive services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities of all ages and their families from across Niagara County and neighboring communities. We are dedicated to maximizing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing them the resources to reach their greatest potential including training, employment, recreation (youth and adult), service coordination, supported employment/job coaching, school to work transition, horticulture therapy, fine arts, community-based volunteering and residential opportunities.