Staff Spotlight: Congratulations to Bonnie Saltzman!
At the end of last year, we said goodbye to 2014, but we also bid a fond farewell to one of our team members, Bonnie Saltzman, who retired at the end of last year. Bonnie joined Rimland in March 2009, and as receptionist, she was the face and voice of Rimland to anyone who visited or called our offices over the past five years. Deftly handling multiple duties while managing the front office, Bonnie spoke with the families of the individuals supported by Rimland, processed the mail, ran the switch board, and shouldered the responsibility of being the very first person guests of Rimland would encounter. We will miss Bonnie, but we wish her well in this next phase of her life. Below, several of Bonnie’s colleagues offer tributes to her important work and influential presence at Rimland.
Few of us have the opportunity to share work life with an individual who can bring out the best in others. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with Bonnie – words cannot adequately express all that she means to our Rimland Family.
– Pam Watson, CEO
Bonnie has been more than just a co-worker to most, including myself. Her thoughtful nature, hardworking attitude, and straightforward advice always steered Rimland in the right direction. Bonnie brought a little extra cheer to my day with her kind words, funny humor or sound advice. I thank her for all her hard work and dedication, but most of all, her friendship. We will miss you everyday, Bonnie! Wishing you all the best.
– Bridget Crump, Associate Executive Director of Compliance
It is an understatement to say Bonnie is a dedicated worker. She is simply amazing in organization, attention to detail, and professionalism. I admire her work ethics.
– Saheed Amuda, Peer Review Team
Bonnie is truly like no other. Her personality and positivity are truly infectious, and regardless of how many different tasks she was juggling at once, she always handled it with grace and professionalism. I already will miss seeing her smiling face every day!
– Tina Jones, Associate Executive Director
Bonnie was a consummate professional, and it reflected in her dress, attitude, and work. She expected and accepted no less from others. And Bonnie was not shy about letting you know when you missed the mark. Vocal, tenacious, and dedicated, Bonnie was the best at keeping everyone in line: clients, staff, and applicants alike. A fixture in Rimland’s front office for many years, she will truly be missed. Take Care Bonnie, We Love You!
– Tony Hawkins, Human Resources
For many years, the first thing I would look forward to when entering Rimland was Bonnie! She ran the front office with a stern hand and a beautiful smile! She was always ready to take on a new challenge and would follow through with flying colors. Her caring and compassion for all of us is something that made her special – a real Superwoman, by any standards. We will miss seeing her every day, but she will always be in our hearts!
– Deborah Boynes, Accounting
Phenomenal woman, compassion, bold, firm, orderly, precise, thoughtful, and wise. Love you Bonnie, from my heart to yours.
– Tammie McClendon, Peer Review Team
Bonnie will forever be part of the Rimland family. She ran the front office so seamlessly. She also often took care of many day-to-day items and emergencies that would come up that were outside of her job description without being asked to do so. When the new receptionist is hired, they will have some extremely large shoes to fill.
– Carolyn Keel, Executive Director