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Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.

— The Crisostomos Family
Staff Spotlight: Movin’ On Up!
Tammie McClendon with a client

Tammie McClendon with a client

Tammie McClendon, a valued Rimland employee for over 13 years, has been promoted from Peer Review Team Member to Associate Executive Director of Client Services. During her tenure at Rimland, Tammie has also excelled as a Direct Support Professional and has played a key role in enhancing and maintaining physically and emotionally comfortable environments for all of the individuals supported by Rimland, among many other valuable contributions. As Associate Executive Director of Client Services, Tammie has increased supervision of, and responsibility for, both the Residential and Developmental Training programs, with an emphasis on the residents’ environment and diet. Tammie assumed her new position on March 9, 2015.

Ronald Sandridge

Ronald Sandridge

We are also pleased to announce that Ronald Sandridge was promoted to Developmental Training Program Coordinator. Prior to taking on the new role, Ronald worked with Rimland for a year as a Direct Support Professional in our Residential Program. He is a recent graduate of Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University with a degree in psychology and criminal justice. As Developmental Training Program Coordinator, Ronald supervises Rimland’s Developmental Training Program, with an emphasis on programming and safety. Ronald assumed his new role on February 9, 2015.

Applause for August’s Outstanding Employees

Congratulations to Maritza Morales and Sekinat Solebo, who were named Direct Support Professionals of the Month for August 2014. Each month, Rimland’s associate executive directors of client services select one staff member from both the Developmental Training Program and the Residential Program to receive this honor.

As DSP of the Month in the Developmental Training Program, Maritza Morales was selected because she is energetic, comfortable working with all the individuals we support, and because she has a wonderful rapport with her colleagues and clients. A relatively new member of the Rimland family, Maritza came to us in April 2014. In her short tenure, she has garnered a reputation for being helpful and thorough, making sure she carries tasks all the way through.

Sekinat Solebo has been a team member with the Residential Program since 2009 and has worked in a number of our residences during that time. She is especially accommodating with covering open shifts, and she fulfills all tasks and responsibilities when covering a shift, qualities which make her an excellent choice for DSP of the Month in the Residential Program.

As this month’s honorees, Maritza and Sekinat each receive a $200 bonus.

Thanks for your great work, Maritza and Sekinat!