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Governor's Achievement Employer Awards 

Wednesday May 4, 2022  

Selected employer winners demonstrated excellence in partnering with Pennsylvania's workforce development system and creating family-sustaining job opportunities for Pennsylvania workers. 

Presented by PWDA and the PA Department of Labor & Industry 

Advanced Food Products & CNH Industrial Lancaster Area, PA
Christ the King Manor DuBois, PA
Washington Health System Washington, PA


Presented by PA Department of Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 

Award for Hiring/Retaining Workers with Disabilities
InspiriTec, Inc. Philadelphia, PA


Presented by PA Department of Human Services 

Ann Kids Child Day Care Center Philadelphia, PA
Community Interactions, Inc. Swarthmore, PA
Fellowship Community Whitehall, PA
Pita Chip Restaurant Philadelphia, PA


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Roe Falcone, Director of Strategic Partnerships, EDSI, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Workforce Phoenix award. The Workforce Phoenix award is granted to a PWDA member professional who demonstrates commitment to serving others, fosters a culture of innovation, and exemplifies leadership. Roe has served for EDSI for over 24 years, we congratulate Roe on their award selection and will honor them during an Awards Breakfast on Thursday May 5th. You can read more about Roe and their impact here.



Governor's Achievement Individual Awards 

Thursday, May 5, 2022 

Individual award winners partner with the local workforce development system, demonstrate commitment and program success on their path to sufficiency via employment and training activities. 

Presented by PWDA and the PA Dept. of Labor & Industry

Cara Valentine Susquehanna, PA
Priscilla Sepulveda Reading, PA
Theresa O'Donnell Hatfield, PA
David Margic Johnstown, PA
John Gallo Valley View, PA


Presented by the PA Dept. of Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 

Award for Student Individual Achievement
Cameron Piper Hollidaysburg, PA
Award for Individual Achievement
Aaron Bucher Altoona, PA


Presented by the PA Dept. of Human Services


Nathaniel Hite McKeesport, PA
Raymol "Sammy" Rodriguez Williamsport, PA
Temple Carter Pittsburgh, PA
Tina Garrido Camp Hill, PA





Read all the Award Winner Profiles...  

Access the full event program, including awards details, by clicking on the program cover. 








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38th Annual Conference, May 4-6, 2022: Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey PA 
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