Out of close to 50 nominations, Jenifer Phinney was selected as a top 3 Nebraska Association of Service Providers DSP award winner for her outstanding work serving people with developmental disabilities. On September 17th, Jenifer accepted her award in front of her peers and individuals receiving services at our Hastings Developmental Disability Services site. Congratulations Jenifer!!
Defined by the U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP (Office of Disability Employment Policy), “customized employment is a flexible process designed to personalize the employment relationship between a job candidate and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. It is based on an individualized match between the strengths, conditions, and interests of a job candidate and the identified business needs of an employer. Customized Employment utilizes an individualized approach to employment planning and job development – one person at a time….one employer at a time.” For Serena, this definition transformed into reality. Serena enrolled into Goodwill’s Employment [...]
In May at our Annual Dinner, Galen Stehlik was awarded the 2020 Vision of the Future award for his relationship and long-term commitment to our services. He is truly a friend of Goodwill. Galen connected with Goodwill in the early 1980s and has remained an active supporter ever since. He currently serves on our Goodwill Foundation Board of Directors and he served as our Goodwill Industries Operating Board Chair in 1997. Prior to his connection with Goodwill, Galen served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 8 years. Following graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), he completed his law [...]