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Tuesday, August 14, 2012   (0 Comments)
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DHPE Staffing News

DHPE bids farewell to three long-term staffers this summer.

Ann Thacher is doing very well in ovarian cancer treatment at Rhode Island and Boston treatment centers near her home. She has resigned on permanent disability and is exploring volunteer opportunities for her retirement. Ann served DHPE as a member before becoming a staff person in 2009. Ann has two young grandchildren in Washington, so we hope to see her around when she comes to visit. Ann has been strengthened on this journey by the love and support of friends and family, including many of you. She encourages all to stay in touch.

Sara Bowie, our longest serving employee, has left employment to devote herself full-time to her twin girls and her family. Sara was behind the award-winning school employee wellness program and has served in school health since she started with DHPE in 2000.

Mariela Alarcon-Yohe, internship and fellowship program manager, is also leaving for family obligations. Mariela has been with DHPE since 2002 and was the first full-time manager for the program. She served as program director under the previous CDC cooperative agreement and has worked on a variety of projects including interviewing local Hispanic and African American workers for a worksite wellness venture.

In any organization, you have to expect that sooner or later someone is going to leave. But it is always hard to say goodbye. We wish them well and also hope they will stay in touch with us at DHPE.

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