"Ohio Valley Goodwill Hosts 2010 SWORA Awards Luncheon!"

2010 SWORA Goodwill Award Recipients and Presenters: L to R: Andrea Langford, Kelly Manns, Kathie Kraemer, Emily Gillespie, Jay Kehoe, Nancy VanderWoude and Heather Baran. Friday, December 3rd marked the occasion of the 2010 Southwest Ohio Rehabilitation Association (SWORA) Awards Luncheon which this year was hosted by Ohio Valley Goodwill. The annual Awards Luncheon is held to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Rehabilitation each year. More than 60 people attended this year’s event which celebrates performance in a number of different categories including: Outstanding Achievement, Employer of the Year, Rehabilitation Practitioner, Rehabilitation Support Staff, Rehabilitation Manager, Rehabilitation Organization, Advocacy and Rehabilitation Program of the Year. While the organization was delighted to host the 2010 SWORA Awards Luncheon event, Goodwill was even more elated to learn that its own Emily Gillespie, Work Evaluation Administrative Assistant, received the “Rehabilitation Support Staff of the Year” award and its Office Procedures and Computer Technology Training program was recognized as the “Rehabilitation Program of the Year.” “Ohio Valley Goodwill was honored to be selected for this recognition of its Office Procedures and Computer Technology Training program,” said Kelly Manns, Asst. Director of Employment and Training. “It was especially poignant to be nominated by a former graduate,” added Manns. The 2010 SWORA Rehabilitation Support Staff award recipient, Emily Gillespie, is also affiliated with Goodwill’s award-winning Training Services division. Ohio Valley Goodwill congratulates all of the 2010 SWORA Award honorees as well as all of those in attendance for their important contributions to the Rehabilitation field.

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