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Employee of the Month, October 2019

We are happy to announce the October Employee of the Month at Opengate, Liz Dama, Lead Developmental Disability Specialist (DDS) for the ICF Day Program.

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Over 30 Years of Service: Betty Gilbreth

Since 1985 Betty Gilbreth has been responsible for providing nutritional meals for the individuals at Opengate. After earning a Masters Degree in Nutrition, Betty answered a Penny Saver ad for the available position and began working one day a week planning menus for the main house with a community dining room where everyone ate meals together.

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Employee of the Month, September 2019

We are happy to announce the September Employee of the Month at Opengate, Samantha Joseph, Developmental Disability Specialist (DDS) from the ICF Day Program. Samantha was nominated and recognized for her professionalism, positive attitude and leadership skills.

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Over 30 Years of Service: Brian Hulten, Opengate CEO

When Chief Executive Officer, Brian Hulten, says he grew up with some of the Opengate residents, he means it literally! Several of the individuals living at Opengate during the early years still call it home. Celebrating his 39th year with the agency, Brian recalls being a young man of 25 when he began on April 1,1981 working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at the Auerbach House.

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Somers Chief of Police Michael Driscoll Visits Opengate

When a behavioral incident arises, most agencies immediately place a 911 emergency call to handle the situation. Opengate rarely has the need to call 911, but when we do, the call is a surprise to the department.

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