Employee Spotlight Julio Vargas

For 36 years, Julio Vargas has been devoted to the people in his care and the Jawonio mission. As a huge fan of the band “Journey” you could say he is passionate and dedicated to his work….”Faithfully”. Here are a few fun facts about Julio: Born and raised in the Dominican Republic Moved to Rockland…

Employee Spotlight Christine Curley

JAWONIO EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Christine CurleyTeam Leader, Day Habilitation ProgramRecreation Coordinator “What makes Christine’s contribution truly exceptional is her commitment to the well-being and happiness of the individuals supported by Jawonio. In a time marked by isolation and uncertainty, she has provided a standing weekly program that not only fosters social engagement but also…

Employee Spotlight Jamila Grampus

Employee Spotlight: Jamila Grampus-Astwood During the month of March, we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This week, we shine the spotlight on Jamila Grampus-Astwood, Coordinator, Vocational and Placement Services in Community Employment Services. According to Stacey Kantrowitz, Director of CES, “Jamila exemplifies the qualities of a natural and dedicated servant leader, consistently positioning herself to…

Program Spotlight Cleaning Company

“I enjoy working as a team with my cleaning staff and knowing that I have made a difference that day whether it’s big or small.” Gary Rao, Associate Director, Jawonio Cleaning Company Program Spotlight: Commercial Cleaning Company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALtu71D8FVo Did you know that Jawonio has a cleaning company? Well if you didn’t then let’s learn about…

Employee Spotlight Gerthy Declonat

Gerthy Declonat House Manager, Salmon Family Home Our first blog featuring members of our Jawonio family is Gerthy Declonat. Gerthy has been with Jawonio for almost 8 years. In 2023, Gerthy was selected as one of our employees of the month, and you will read why! “Gerthy not only cares about us, but she is…

Employee Spotlight James McNeil

Celebrating National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month This week our Employee Spotlight is on James McNeil, who works for the Jawonio Cleaning Company. James has been with Jawonio for 8 years, and during this special month, he has received statewide recognition as a 2023 Outstanding Performer given by the NYS Industries for the Disabled.  “James has…

Employee Spotlight Alirio Magana

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, this week’s Employee Spotlight is on Alirio Magana, Administrative Assistant / PT Receptionist. Alirio Magana “Jawonio is an opportunity for people who have a disability like myself to live out their dreams and accomplish any goal they put their mind…

Employee Spotlight Steven Schwartz

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH This year’s theme is: “Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” which emphasizes that recovery is possible for everyone. This week our Employee Spotlight is on Steven Schwartz, Administrative Assistant, Community Employment Services  Steven Schwartz “If my Jawonio story can help even one person see recovery as an option, then that…

Employee Spotlight Marieb Castin

Join our team and find your passion! This week, our “Employee Spotlight” shines on Marieb Castin. Marieb is a Direct Support Professional in our Day Services program in New City, New York. Marieb Castin, DSP Day Services “For me, coming to Jawonio, I knew for sure, I was supposed to be here. I love the…

Employee Spotlight Diamond Choute

Join our team and find your passion! This Week’s “Employee Spotlight” shines brightly on Diamond Choute. Diamond is a Direct Support Professional III in our Day Services program in New City, New York. Diamond Choute, DSP III Day Services, LEAP program “ One of the many reasons Jawonio is so special to me, is in…