October 2018

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Employee of the Month – Brenda Henico

Brenda has been with The Arc for three years. She currently works in our Waiver department and was nominated for employee of the month by Breeanna Goldsberry. Bree said “Brenda always contributes and helps out when needed. She is adored by the consumers and always thinks outside of the box to solve issues.”

Get to know Brenda Q&A —

What’s your role at The Arc of Gibson County?

I’m a Team Leader in our waiver department. I make sure the waiver home is taken care of and that everyone works together to help the consumers achieve their goals.

What brought you to The Arc of Gibson County?

I’ve always wanted to take care of others, and for some reason (GOD) whispered in my heart that this was going to be a wonderful blessing.

What do you like most about your job?

My favorite part of my job is the smile on the consumers face everyday. They care about us more then we know. It’s wonderful to hear them yell your name and give you a huge hug when we come into their home.

Who’s your role model?

I lookup to the consumers we serve. They make me want to do better for them. I love helping them learn new things.

What’s one thing not many people know about you?

When I leave work I still worry about the consumers.

What’s your favorite thing about working at The Arc of Gibson County?

The dances, parties etc. to see the consumers have so much fun melts my heart.

What have you gained from working at The Arc of Gibson County?

I’ve gained so much from working at The Arc. My heart is bigger, I have patience, more respect for others and so much appreciation for the people we serve.

What are three words you’d use to describe The Arc of Gibson County?

Hardworking – Wonderful – Caring

What’s your favorite memory from The Arc of Gibson County?

When we took a consumer to the swimming pool and he was able to get into the water. He was so happy.

Any advice for current / new staff?

It’s a rewarding job and will make your heart smile so big.