Major Funders attend Kent County Open House!

An open house was held at the C.E.R.T.S. Kent County site in Smyrna. Those attending were able to see the paintings done by our participants, new touch screen computers, new activity chairs for our participants and the activities our participants are provided every day.

DSC_0001Joanne Reilly from the Longwood Foundation attended.  The foundation provided start up funding for the new site.  Also attending were four individuals from DFRC which provides funding to both our Kent County and New Castle County sites.  Those attending DSC_0005were Anthony Glenn, Ed.D., Executive Director; Lynne Sklar, trustee; Steve Cleary & Terry Sklar, both beneficiaries committee members. DFRC has been providing program funding since the first time C.E.R.T.S. opened our doors to adults with multiple, severe disabilities.

DSC_0007There were others attending the open house including KSI, state of Delaware and Point of Hope.  Also attending were Program Associates Katie Bishop and Ravin Dean, Bill Sowers, RN, Program Specialist and Nurse; Vivian Turner, MPA, Executive Director; and Ron Barisano, CFRE, Development Director.

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Welcome our newest program associate!

Lenek MackMy full name is Lenek Ann Mack and I am from Vineland, NJ , but recently moved to Elkton, MD. I have a 22 year old daughter named Tiarra, she’s a terrific young lady, fulltime student and works fulltime.

My background is I worked at Elwyn, NJ for 16 ½ years. I started as a direct care person and moved up to program coordinator of two group homes, then moved up to program supervisor.

C.E.R.T.S. day program and the participants and staff are my roots of employment, so working here is very enjoyable. I love helping people in need and I’m happy to have the opportunity to show my knowledge and experience.