Staff Spotlight: Samantha St. John earns Roy T. Morgan Award

Samantha St. John, a valued member of our Adult Program team, was honored with the Roy T. Morgan Award* at Latham’s 2022 Year-End Celebration. The Morgan Award acknowledges staff and supervisors who have made a significant contribution to the work of Latham Centers and the children and adults we serve. Ben Mundy (Assistant Director of Adult Services) announced the winner of the award.

“The Roy T. Morgan Award is well deserved for Sam. She is a quiet yet powerful presence at Great Neck. Sam always leaves every place she works more beautiful than when she arrived. Kelly tapes a new schedule to the wall, by morning Sam has secretly laminated it and hung it up! She excels as a support staff. Great Neck always sparkles and it’s because of things done behind the scenes. Sam hand cleans rugs and dries them over the weekend, she magic erasers walls, makes refrigerators shine… While small tasks, they make the home a beautiful clean place to work and live in. More importantly than these things, she tends to the residents with the utmost care. She helps make bedrooms cozy and clean environments. She helps them with their ADL skills and takes it a step further and gives manicures and pedicures on the weekend! Sam recently went above and beyond and completed a CNA class – as both a personal goal and a professional goal to provide excellent care to our individuals. Sam is a great team member who stays in the positive. She is a bright, fun, and funny person to work with!”

Samantha St. John joined Latham Centers in 2019 as a Residential Counselor. She was promoted to the position of CNA last month. Congratulations and thank you, Sam!

(Pictured: Samantha St. John with Ben Mundy)

*The late Roy T. Morgan was born in Rhode Island and became an industrialist who founded, owned, and managed the New England Malleable Iron Co. in Warwick. His foundry was known for the production of air-refined iron and made a significant contribution to the war effort during World War II. Mr. Morgan was an athlete and an avid golfer, described as an extremely private, patriotic, and strong-willed man. In his will, he made it clear that he was dedicated to the notion of “being his brother’s keeper” and created the Roy T. Morgan Foundation to aid children with disabilities. Grant support from the Roy T. Morgan Foundation has had a transformative impact on every Latham student.

In case you missed it – our Children’s Program Morgan Award recipient was featured last month: Staff Spotlight: Mac Selesnick earns Roy T. Morgan Award – Latham Centers


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