Community Connections Inc. chose someone caring, thoughtful and driven to receive the honor of employee of the year: Liz Katehis.
Katehis is a member of the Mashpee Day Center team and consistently puts in effort to make sure her clients are engaged and involved in the services they receive. She takes her responsibilities and the safety of clients very seriously.
Community Connections Inc.'s mission is to provide life-enriching services that promote optimal independence for people with disabilities. Katehis embodies that mission in many ways.
She also schedules outings that are appropriate for each member of her group and has devised programming to engage her clients and advance the attainment of their goals. Katehis works with a high-need group of adults and keeps them active by ensuring they spend time in the community on a regular basis.
Those who work with Katehis appreciate her calm, reassuring demeanor, and that she comes to work every day with a smile. She is the first to volunteer her time for events, especially with Community Connections Inc.'s annual Walk-a-thon and Family Fun Day.
The Community Connections Inc. Mashpee Day Center opened in 2001 and has expanded twice since then. The multi-service facility located on route 28 provides life skills, day habilitation, employment and transportation services for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities..
For more information on the services Community Connections Inc. provides, visit www.communityconnectionsinc.org or call 508-477-4188 to speak with a staff member at the Mashpee Day Center.