Each CAC team member strives for excellence in CAC’s quest to enable others to enhance the quality of their lives and to share in the promise and opportunity of our community. Each quarter we recognize CAC Champions who, like so many other employees at CAC, have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their work.
This quarter the special recognition goes to the following individuals: Gayle Christopher, Brian Ellis, and Rachel Green.
Gayle Christopher – FISCAL
During a critical restructuring process, Gayle Christopher served a vital role in anchoring the Fiscal Department, ensuring that all important facets were properly implemented. She has been instrumental in eliminating redundancy which affords team members time for other tasks. In addition, Gayle served as a key point person in ensuring that external auditors received the needed information. Gayle consistently works extra hours. She has a positive attitude and is always willing to lend a hand. Gayle is bold, decisive, generous with her wealth of knowledge, exercises patience, a team player, and has a good sense of humor. She does not give up on a problem until an answer is found or all available options are exhausted.
Brian Ellis – HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK
Brian Ellis has a phenomenal ability to organize the warehouse. The food bank received a pasta donation totaling 22 pallets in addition to an influx of other items, but Brian, being the champion he is, rearranged and organized the warehouse so everything fit beautifully. Brian does an excellent job with his duties of entertaining clients with movies before they shop and of providing music for clients and volunteers in the marketplace. Brian never fails to pull reports when time is limited. In addition, Brian is careful to keep food items from being damaged, which maintains the quality of the packaging. He is great with creating closure signs and fliers for events. Brian was responsible for setting up the Food Bank’s appointment system for clients and staff.
Rachel Green – FAMILY SERVICE
Family Service Worker Rachel Green has been a great help to parents, staff, and students at all six classrooms at the Ellicott City Head Start. Rachel fills in for staff members when classrooms are short of teachers or assistant teachers either because they are absent or have to temporarily leave a classroom. She also helps when children transition from one activity to another, and assists during meal and rest time. Rachel works well with parents and deserves extra credit for accommodating parents before CAC was able to secure a new family service worker.