Washington State Department of Corrections Recognizes 31 Employees from Thurston County

DOC Assistant Secretary John Aldana (far left) pays tribute to the late Correctional Officer Stanley Kaszycki (pictured, far right) while his family watches. Photo courtesy: DOC

Submitted by Washington State Department of Corrections

Thirty-one state corrections employees working in Thurston County received DOC Annual Agency Awards Friday, April 14 recognizing their work for the department. Each year, staff members are nominated for the awards by their colleagues. Recipients are honored during a statewide ceremony in Tumwater.

Denise Vaughn (center) stands with DOC Assistant Secretary of Prisons Steve Sinclair (left) and Chief of Emergency Operations Greg Miller (right).

Eight recipients work at the Cedar Creek Corrections Center, a minimum security prison in Bordeaux, Wash., that houses 489 male inmates. The rest of the recipients work at the department’s headquarters in Tumwater, Wash. and among the department’s field offices.

The following awards were given to corrections employees in Thurston County:

Headquarters:

  • Leadership Award: Dianne Doonan, Financial Services Manager, Office of the Deputy Secretary
  • Leadership Award: Denise Vaughan, Public Records Officer, Administrative Operations Division
  • Petrine Marciniak Inspirational Award: Michael Paris, Education Administrator, Offender Change Division
  • Employee of the Year: Theresa Hilliard, Program Administrator Health Services Division
  • Employee of the Year: Joseph ‘Matt’ Holt, Office Support Supervisor, Olympia Central Office
  • Employee of the Year: Corey McNally, Program Specialist, Offender Change Division
  • Employee of the Year: Tara Osuna, Executive Assistant, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Financial Services, Headquarters
  • Employee of the Year: Thomas Perrrine, Community Corrections Specialist, Offender Change Division
  • Employee of the Year: Basil Varghese, Information Technology Specialist, Administrative Operations Division
  • Employee of the Year: Daramony Sao, Information Technology Specialist, Administrative Operations Division
  • Employee of the Year: Hilary Williams, Community Corrections Specialist, Offender Change Division
  • Supervisor of the Year: Timothy Birley, Transportation and Extradition Manager, Offender Change Division
  • Supervisor of the Year: Sarian Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary
  • Innovation Team Award: Gena Adams, Management Analyst Office of the Deputy Secretary
Mike Paris, a DOC educational administrator, accepts the Petrine Marciniak Inspirational Award during an award ceremony in Tumwater April 7. Photo courtesy: DOC

Innovation Team Award: Kacia Bernier, Community Corrections Officer, Thurston County Field Office

  • Innovation Team Award: Mark Kucza, Advance Corrections Development and Implementation Manager, Office of the Secretary
  • Innovation Team Award: Andrew Votry, Community Corrections Program Manager, Community Corrections Division
  • Innovation Team Award: Tracy Grunenfelder, Smart Supervision Grant Manager, Community Corrections Division
  • Innovation Team Award: Josanna Brier, Office Assistant, Administrative Operations Division

Community Corrections Division

  • Community Corrections Officer of the Year: Dan Cochran, Community Corrections Officer, Thurston County Unit 1

Cedar Creek Corrections Center

  • Correctional Officer of the Year: (posthumously) Stanley Kaszycki

Team Excellence Award: Cedar Creek Corrections Center Cook Staff

  • Paydrick Adams, Adult Corrections Cook
  • Heather Fahsholtz, Adult Corrections Cook
  • Anthony Gutierrez, Adult Corrections Cook
  • Keith Lawson, Adult Corrections Cook
  • Matthew Leopold, Adult Corrections Cook
  • Patricia Riley, Adult Corrections Cook
  • Christina Rodriguez-Brengan, Adult Corrections Cook

Field Offices

  • Employee of the Year: Joseph ‘Matt’ Holt, Office Support Supervisor, Olympia Central Office
  • Innovation Team Award: Jose Cortez, Community Corrections Officer, Thurston County Office
  • Innovation Team Award, Kacia Bernier, Community Corrections Officer, Thurston County Office

For more information, contact Jeremy Barclay at (360) 725-8941 or jsbarclay@doc1.wa.gov. More information about the awards is available on the Washington Department of Corrections website.

 

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