Each month, we’ll be highlighting a “behind-the-scenes” team member whose work supports our mission, but whose face you might not often see on our social media pages.
We’re excited to help you get to know our innovative team and the complex work we do.
Tune in each month for our #TeamMemberSpotlight!
What’s an average day like for you? Very busy, lots of juggling, lots of interruptions, variation, and SMILES. Every day varies for me and no one day is the same. This is one of the many reasons I love my job.
What’s one thing you wish people realized about your job? That I don’t consider it a job. I hope ALL the team members, individuals, visitors, vendors, etc. know that they make my job so rewarding every day and I consider them a part of my family.
In another life, your career path is . . . I have always told John Yurkiewicz, IT Manager that I want to come back as him in another life. I admire the IT knowledge he has, but honestly, I really don’t like technology. So, in another life, my career path would be to become a neonatal nurse that gets to work with babies all day long.
Why is Penn-Mar’s mission important to you? I have seen firsthand and personally how Penn-Mar has graced our individuals. My sister, Mary Jane Bull, who is my pride and joy, has reaped the benefits of Penn-Mar for 38 years. She blossomed from day one. The social, physical, and work aspects of the programs she was involved in that Penn-Mar provided enabled her to spread her wings and became more independent and was able to live her life to the fullest.
What’s one thing you wished the general public knew about people with IDD? I wish the general public knew people with IDD can function and live their life to the fullest just like any of us and there are providers like Penn-Mar that can make their dreams come true. I also wish they knew that people with IDD can teach you endless love, patience, understanding, and acceptance like no one else.
What’s your favorite food? Crabs, Crabs and more Crabs!