Staff Recognition

This November 9th, for the 34th year, VNA Home Health acknowledged its dedicated employees with a staff recognition program and breakfast.

VNA Home Health CEO Susan Larman and Board President Anthony Durante were pleased to present the awards to our honored employees. In addition to recognizing employees for their years of service to the agency, we ask our staff to nominate their colleagues for two very special awards.

Tony Durante and Sue Larman congratulate Michelle

Michelle Powers, our Inventory Control Specialist, received the New Employee Award, which acknowledges a new employee who has shown exceptional efforts and commitment to the agency, its patients and co-workers. Her colleagues noted that Michelle is “a gem of an employee. She is extremely thorough, efficient, and diligent.”

The Employee of Excellence Award honors an employee who always strives for and achieves excellence in his or her job, and demonstrates the highest levels of dedication and commitment. The award was named after retired nurse Grace Roznowski, who continues to be a cherished presence at VNA Home Health. Registered Nurse Alex Sozi was the recipient of this year’s “Grace Award.” Alex’s co-workers said that… “he is well-liked by staff, clients, and their families. Alex has a great rapport with his patients and a positive attitude.”

Alex is presented with the Employee of Excellence Award.

Congratulations to Michelle and Alex, and to the following VNA staff members who were honored with service awards for dedicating a significant number of years to VNA Home Health. We’re proud to work with them all.

5 Years of Service
Jackie Kretser, Director of Transition & Clinical Integration
Rob Chester, Physical Therapist
Kimberly Racaza, Physical Therapist
Kristina Young, Registered Nurse

Tony, Rob Chester, Jackie Kretser, Kimberly Racaza, and Sue

15 Years of Service
Sue Ellen Bart, Public Health Nurse
Nancy DeCesare, Office Clerk
Susan Hammill, Home Health Aide
Fran Schumacher, Patient Service Manager
Joel Travis, Wound Ostomy Continence Registered Nurse

Tony, Susan Hammill, Nancy DeCesare, Sue Ellen Bart, Fran Schumacher, and Sue


25 Years of Service

Marge O’Brien, Manager of Clinical Documentation
Pat Pereau, Registered Nurse