ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO RECOGNIZES COUNTY EMPLOYEES WITH MONTHLY TEAMWORK AWARDS
SEVEN EMPLOYEES RECEIVE APRIL TEAMWORK AWARDS FOR
“PUTTING ESSEX COUNTY FIRST”
The people from left to rigt are:
Elaine Sharpe, Department of parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Aleksandra Adamchek, Department of Economic Development
Dawn James, Dept. of Citizen services
Vilma McCornell, Department of Human Resources
Melinda Cortez, Department of Public Works
Newark , NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented seven County employees with Essex County Teamwork Awards during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 14 TH in his office.
DiVincenzo and Joyce Goldman, Manager of Constituent Services, presented Teamwork Awards to County employees who represent dedication, respect for his or her fellow colleagues and a willingness to take the extra step to do the job well.
“When it comes to Putting Essex County First, these County employees deserve an A plus,” DiVincenzo said, of the April honorees. “I am extremely proud of the many employees who are truly going the extra mile to serve our public with dignity and respect. This monthly recognition just keeps getting better and better because of the great employees we have throughout County government,” he added.
“Each month we get inspired by the stories we hear about our employees,” Goldman said, who shares light-hearted anecdotes about each of the monthly recipients in her witty style.
- Aleksandra Adamcyk joined the Essex County Division of Training and Employment five years ago. As the division’s Employment Specialist, she has used her strong computer skills to develop a Power Point Presentation for new clients that details information and requirements for all available programs and services. She is a true team player who gives unselfishly to ensure the success of each project.
- Lolita Burchett joined the Department of Corrections in 1989. When a person is incarcerated, mail is extremely important and Burchett, affectionately called Lola, logs and expeditiously distributes all incoming and outgoing mail. She is dedicated, compassionate, and understanding, and relays this attributes to work responsibilities.
- Melinda Cortez, a licensed engineer, joined the Essex County Department of Public Works in 1989. She currently heads up such important County projects, including the restoration of the historic Old Courthouse, the pedestrian connector tunnel between the old Courthouse and the Hall of Records. On every project, Cortez keeps her eye on the ball and perseveres until the objective is accomplished.
- Dawn James is a 10-year County employee who works as a computer troubleshooter for all systems in the County’s Division of Welfare, Department of Citizen Services. As part of the Central Division Administration, James is the chief liaison with the State, and responds when things with the computer system in the division’s offices. From the moment she comes to work she is on the phone troubleshooting problems.
- Vilma McCornell, a Newark resident, has worked at the Essex County Hospital Center for the past 11 years. She is currently a Hospital Attendant in the Continuing Care Unit and attends to the daily needs of patients who have been hospital residents from 2 to 40 years. She exhibits patience, empathy and a clear understanding of their needs. McCornell sets a high standard for herself and her workmates by committing to implement changes at the Hospital Center .
- Anita Pellerito joined the County 29 years ago and rose from Clerk Stenographer to the position of Administrative Secretary in the Purchasing Office of the Department of Administration and Finance. She has provided support to 10 purchasing agents, and her co-workers, alike. In this busy office, Pellerito greets everyone with a smile and a helping hand. She handles attendance, the Director’s schedule, image reports and beepers.
- Elaine Sharp joined the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs 30 years ago as a seasonal “Zoette.” Today she works as a senior account clerk in the Administrative Services section and is responsible for maintaining financial records for the department’s revenue facilities. One of Sharp’s best qualities is her willingness to pitch in, wherever needed, to do whatever task needs to be accomplished.