PERSON SERVED OF THE MONTH
Ashley SMt. Pleasant
Ashley has been receiving services through MMI since March of 2013. Ashley currently works in Transitional Employment and also participates in the Community Living Supports program. Ashley is well liked by her coaches, peers and community members. She is polite, considerate of others, fun, and overall just a wonderful person to know. Ashley has a positive can-do attitude and is willing to try anything. Ashley is a great advocate for herself and others both at MMI and in the community. Ashley served on the MMI Consumer Council for several years having been nominated by her peers to the position of President of the Council during the length of her term. Ashley works very hard and we are very proud of her and her accomplishments. In her free time, Ashley is the Inside Guard at the Weidman Eagles. She also enjoys participating in 5k’s, competing in the Special Olympic games, going to music concerts, camping and hanging out with her friends and family. Congratulations Ashley on being the July 2017 Person Served of the month!
Patty has been employed with MMI since 1996. Patty participates in our Transitional Employment program 4 days a week. Patty is a very kind and helpful individual, who takes pride in being able to help others. She prefers to do paid work while in the shop, and like working on Renesol. She enjoys spending time with family in her spare time. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Patty as July’s 2017 Person served of the month! Thank you Patty for all that you do.
Grace GMt. Pleasant
Grace has worked for MMI for over 34 years, having started in 1982. Grace was nominated for person served of the month, by several of her coworkers. Grace has been described as very friendly, helpful, and always willing to assist where she is needed. Grace works on the MMI janitorial night crew. She currently works every Tuesday and Wednesday. Grace also participates in community connections all day on Friday with two separate activities. Grace enjoys art, and is involved in the banner painting group, where her painted banner will be displayed in the City of Mt. Pleasant this coming June. Thank you Grace, for a job well done, and congratulations on being person served of the month for June 2017!
Andy has been with MMI since October 2014. Andy participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Employment programs and attends MMI 2 days a week. Andy enjoys helping his family on the farm, and has a great sense of humor. Andy does is a diligent worker when completing job tasks. He also enjoys working on the action agency and Jays Crew. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Andy as June’s 2017’s Person Served of the month! Thank you Andy for all of your hard work and dedication.
Lonnie HMt. Pleasant
Lonnie began working at Hoogerland’s Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. in 1983 and he continued his career when the company merged with MMI in 1990. He currently participates in the MMI Transitional Employment Program shredding confidential documents every day. Previously, he also took part in the Community Connections and Sensory Integration Training programs. Lonnie displays an amazing work ethic. He is always eager and tries his best despite his physical challenges. Recently, when he had to miss work due to health concerns, he was adamant about returning as soon as possible to get back to shredding and to see all of his friends. Thank you Lonnie for a job well done. Your dedication is commendable and your smile and sense of humor are contagious. Keep up the good work and congratulations on being MMI’s Person Served of the month for May 2017!
Darrell has been with MMI since September 2003. Darrell participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Employment programs and attends MMI 5 days a week. Darrell has a great sense of humor, and is well liked by his peers. Darrell does a great job performing various jobs while working in the shop, and is a great mentor for others who work around him. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Darrell as May’s 2017’s Person Served of the month! Thank you Darrell for all of your hard work and dedication.
Seth has been working with MMI since 2002. He currently works in the TE program, shop #2. During spring, summer, and fall, Seth works on the CMU litter crews as well as the production shop. Because of his flexibility and eagerness to try new things, Seth is often asked to work on other crews when needed. Seth loves participating in yoga classes when they are offered at MMI. Seth has excellent attendance and rarely asks for days off. Seth’s co-workers and job coaches describe Seth as a hard worker and very friendly. Seth is always glad to help his job coach with putting away supplies and whatever else is needed to be done. Congratulations, Seth for being April’s Person Served of the Month!
Russell has been with MMI since November 2004. Russell participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Employment programs and attends one day a week in the shop and two nights a week on our night crew. Russell has a great sense of humor, and is well liked by his peers. Russell is a hard worker and is always willing to pitch in. Russell has been a great help when it comes to subbing on different crews whenever he is needed. Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Russell as April 2017’s Person Served of the month! Thank you Russell for your hard work and dedication.
Ian MMt. Pleasant
Ian has been employed with MMI since 1997. He has worked in CE and the TE programs. Ian is very friendly and well liked by his co-workers and others. He switched from shop #4 to shop #1 this past year and it has been a great move and positive change for Ian. He is now earning minimum wage on certain jobs, and has been very helpful to his Coach Mike and to his co-workers. Ian enjoys being active and spending time with his family and his friends! He loves to fish and can tell great stories on how big his fish are he catches when at home with his parents! Ian also enjoys walking, bowling, AIM class, and going to movies and sporting events. Congratulations Ian for being chosen as Person served as the Month for March of 2017!
Thomas has been with MMI since August 2012. Thomas attends MMI two days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment, and Community Employment, programs. Thomas is outgoing, friendly and well liked by peers and staff alike. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Thomas as March 2017’s Person Served of the month! Thank you Thomas for a being such a hard worker and subbing whenever needed, we appreciate all that you do.
Kenny H.Mt. Pleasant
Kenny has worked for MMI over 10 years in the Community Employment Program. Currently Kenny works on a Monday night janitorial crew, and Tuesday through Thursday Kenny works on the blue recycling truck. Occasionally Kenny will sub on hotel crews as needed. Kenny was nominated because he is a very good worker who is dependable, flexible and rarely asks for time off. Thank you Kenny for a job well done! Keep up the good work and congratulations on being MMI’s Person Served of the month for February 2017!
Phillip has been with MMI since July 1981. Phillip attends MMI five days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Connections programs. Phillip has recently raised his production rate, and enjoys spending time and working in the shop. Phillip is a friendly and kind individual who enjoys spending time with his family, and dancing. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Phillip as February 2017’s Person served of the month! Thank you Phillip, for being a great friend to everyone here at MMI.
Heather WMt. Pleasant
Heather has been employed in the MMI Transitional Employment Program since February of 2005. Over the years, Heather has learned and excelled at many jobs! She has mastered operating all of the machinery, and has exceptional quality on all of her finished work. Heather has displayed a terrific work ethic, and does not give up until she has the assigned task mastered. She is very helpful to staff and to her co-workers. She has made many friends over the years here at MMI, and is well respected for her dedication to her job and for her friendly smile!
Some comments from staff and peers: “She loves to help!”, “She watches out for everyone.”, “She is proud of the work she does.”, “She has a positive attitude.”, “She is a real sweet girl. She would do anything for anybody.”
Thank you Heather for a job well done. Keep up the good work and congratulations on being MMI’s Person Served of the month for January 2017!!!
Jesse has been with MMI since January 2016. Jesse attends MMI three days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Employment programs. Jesse enjoys going out to eat, watching sports of all kinds, and hanging out with friends. Jesse has shown great responsibility by obtaining independent employment and helping out staff whenever he is needed. Jesse is kind, polite and well liked by his peers and staff. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Jesse as January 2017 Person Served of the month! Thank you Jesse for all your hard work.
Ron OMt. Pleasant
Ron began working at MMI in 1984. He currently participates in the Transitional Employment and Sensory Integration Training Programs. In the production area, Ron works very hard at building cardboard partitions and shredding papers, as well as any other paid work opportunities presented. He has a great work ethic and is not happy when he has to miss a day of work. In the Sensory Room, Ron enjoys doing his exercises and positioning program. He has a great smile and thoroughly enjoys socializing and especially teasing his female staff. Thank you, Ron for a job well done.
Kim has been with MMI since June 1988. Kim attends MMI three days a week and participates in our Community Employment, Transitional Employment, and Community Connections, programs. Kim enjoys her Community Connections activities most where she is able to socialize with peers, staff, and individuals from the community. Kim also enjoys working in the shop for a paycheck. Kim is outgoing, friendly and well liked by peers and staff alike. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly selected Kim W as December’s 2016 Person Served of the month! Thank you Kim for a being such a wonderful and caring friend to all.
Barb PMt. Pleasant
Barb began participating at MMI in 2004. She works three days per week in the Transitional Employment program where she is a very hard worker and always tries to do her best while learning new production jobs. While participating in the Community Connections program, Barb has created many beautiful paintings and cards; in addition to, having fun while cooking and bowling. Barb enjoys spending time with her friends and meeting new people. Thank you, Barb, for a job well done.
Hannah has been with MMI since July 2016. Hannah participates in our Community Connections and Sensory programs five days a week. Hannah has recently graduated from the Clare/Gladwin RESD. Hannah is a gentle person with kind intentions. She enjoys watching movies, and listening to music in her free time. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Hannah as November 2016’s Person served of the month! Thank you Hannah for a being such a caring friend to all.
Dennis FMt. Pleasant
Dennis has worked at MMI for over 10 years. Dennis has worked on every evening crew that MMI offers, as well as, some day crews. Dennis is also willing to work on other specialized cleaning crew contracts such as; carpet and hard floor care, high dusting, chair cleaning, extra building cleaning, and outside window care jobs when they are available. Dennis was nominated for his willingness to help out on other crews, helping out his coworkers and is recognized as a valuable addition to the crews. When Dennis is not working, he is very involved with the community. In the past, Dennis has been the vice president and president of the RICC and currently works with the WIGGIO group, which focuses on doing internet meetings for issues related to persons with disabilities.
Amanda has been with MMI since September 2015. Amanda participates in our Transitional Employment program and recently started subbing occasionally for our Mini Crew. Amanda is a hard worker and enjoys spending her spare time with her family. Amanda is very polite, and is always willing to loan a helping hand when it is needed. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Amanda as Octobers 2016’s Person served of the month! Thank you Amanda for all your hard work and dedication.
Jeff JMt. Pleasant
Jeff has been working with MMI since 2002. He currently works on the CMPR 2 recycling crew, and in Shop 2. Jeff has good attendance, and a strong work ethic. Jeff is flexible with schedule and job coach changes. On days that Jeff is not scheduled to work on a crew, Jeff will often ask if there are any more opportunities to work on a crew. Jeff gets along well with his coworkers and job coaches. Jeff is always eager to step in and help his co-workers in order for the job to get done in a timely manner. Congratulations Jeff on being the September 2016 Person Served of the month!.
Pete has been with MMI since April 1996. Pete participates in our Transitional Employment program and recently has started working on our Community Employment Janitorial Crew. Pete has a sense of humor and likes to joke around. Pete is well liked by his peers and staff. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Pete as September 2016 Person Served of the month! Thank you Pete for your willingness to help out wherever needed.
Nick M.Mt. Pleasant
Nick has worked at MMI for over 20 years. In that time, Nick has worked on almost every Community Employment crew. He has also worked in Transitional Employment doing all kinds of production work, as well as, participated on several different Community Connection activities over the years including Mac TV, Bowling, and Art. Last year, one of the paintings that Nick had a painted was selected to be displayed on a Mt. Pleasant Banner. Over the years, Nick has had several independent placement jobs including such sites as the Mt Pleasant Country Club washing dishes, Taco Bell greeting customers and cleaning the dining area, T and J Trucking, where Nick did both janitorial and grounds maintenance work.
Nick was once selected as employee of the year for MMI and he has also served on the RICC board as a co-chairperson. Nick says he enjoys everything he does at MMI and also has lots of friends here. Currently, Nick is working in the community at Edmore PCA, doing line production work. Nick is also available to sub on other janitorial crews when the need arises and is a great addition to the Sacred Heart School crew when they are short a person. Congratulations Nick on being the August 2016 Person Served of the month!
Tommy has been with MMI since October 2013. Tommy attends MMI four days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Connections programs. Recently Tommy has been open to Community Employment, and has made every effort in fulfilling his subbing opportunities. Tommy is responsible, independent, loves movies and video games. Tommy has a great sense of humor, is very friendly and looked up to by many other individuals around him. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Tommy as August’s 2016’s Person Served of the month! Thank you Tommy, for being a great friend to everyone here at MMI.