2019 Service Excellence Awards

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About the Awards

The 34th Annual Service Excellence Awards are dedicated to celebrating success. This year, we gather as colleagues and friends to showcase some of the partnerships, programs and activities that take place throughout the year at ServiceSource and in the community. It is our privilege to share the personal success stories and achievements that result from these opportunities. 


On October 17, ServiceSource welcomed more than 400 people to the 34th Annual Service Excellence in Employment Awards Banquet in Washington, DC. We were proud to recognize 95 exceptional employees who represent 44 different contract and program sites.

Service Excellence Awardees

Congratulations to the employees who achieved exceptional workplace or personal success and received high honors this year:

  • Inaugural Fred Hawk Advocacy Award: Fred Pickett
  • Placement Employee of the Year Award: Venus Liggins
  • Participant Employee of the Year Award: Vicki Roscoe
  • Staff Team Employees of the Year: Behavioral Health Employment and Educational team of Emily Wilson, Brian Dillon, Leslie Lass, Emily Hoban and Lauren Goldschmidt for 

We would also like to congratulate and thank our Corporate Partner of the Year, Flik Hospitality at Freddie Mac. Both companies have been great advocates for hiring and promoting employment opportunities for individuals who have disabilities.

Employee of the Year Videos


Thank you to our Virginia Event Sponsors for your support in celebrating the outstanding achievements of ServiceSource employees.

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Service Excellence Sponsors


On October 9, more than 350 people gathered to celebrate the exemplary accomplishments of this year’s 18 awardees. Individuals are selected for an SEA based on their outstanding personal achievements and their ability to make positive contributions to strengthen their communities.

Service Excellence Awardees

Special congratulations to two individuals for receiving our Employee of the Year honors.

  • Ashley Beaumont, Community Placement Employee of the Year
  • Jonathan Minor, AbilityOne Employee of the Year

We would also like to congratulate and thank:

  • Employer of the Year: Aramark at University of Delaware
  • Community Partner of the Year: New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District

As we continue to celebrate our 62nd year of service to the Delaware community, we remain focused on the positive impact made by individuals with disabilities and the skills and talents they share with us every day.

Employee of the Year Videos


Thank you to our Delaware Event Sponsors for your support in celebrating the outstanding achievements of ServiceSource employees.

  • DuPont
  • Bank of America
  • Artisans’ Bank
  • Patterson Woods Commercial Properties

North Carolina

ServiceSource North Carolina celebrated 32 award winners on  October 24 at the Service Excellence Awards. We were honored to recognize the hard work and dedication each awardee put in to achieve success.

Service Excellence Awardees

A special shout-out to the three employees who received distinctive awards for their accomplishments this year:

  • Staff Employee of the Year: Jonah Williams
  • Community Placement Employee of the Year: Alphonso Huff
  • AbilityOne Employee of the Year: Deborah Kelley

We would also like to recognize our Community Partner of the Year, Lebanon Baptist Church, for their 25 years of volunteerism with ServiceSource North Carolina.


Thank you to our North Carolina Event Sponsors for your support in celebrating the outstanding achievements of ServiceSource employees.

  • Eastover Trading Co.
  • Franklin Clark and Shelley Barry
  • Mid-East Services, Inc.
  • ProGuard Service & Solutions
  • R&L Supply, Inc.
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An impressive array of community partners, businesses, employees, and people with disabilities were honored for their contributions and achievements at ServiceSource Florida’s 2019 Service Excellence Awards Luncheon on November 8 at the Marriott Sand Key in Clearwater Beach.

Service Excellence Awardees

With great excitement, four individuals were recognized with Service Excellence Awards:

  • Jacqueline Horton, Pinellas County High School High Tech
  • Justin Pirollo, Pepin Academies-Pasco High School High Tech
  • Theresa Reid, Homes For Independence
  • Sharon Costello, Grand Villa Senior Living Community

Three employees were honored as our Placement Employees of the Year:

  • Ian Hennick, Supported Employment
  • James Varela, Warrior Bridge
  • Kevin Root, Vocational Rehabilitation

Community Partners of the Year:

  • Derek Arnold, Goodwill Industries, Suncoast
  • Marvin Thoroughman, Largo Medical Center.

Community Employer of the Year: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club

Staff Employees of the Year:

  • Sarah Hendricks, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor
  • Chuck Smith, Opportunity Calls Program Manager 

Special thanks to our Emcee, Ann Kelly, from WDUV-FM The Dove Radio and Frank Burke, Treasurer, ServiceSource Board of Directors, who presented an exceptional State of the Corporation followed by compelling accounts of accomplishments.

Also acknowledged for their longtime, invaluable contributions to the ServiceSource mission were recent retirees, David Hodge, former Chief Financial Officer, and Scott Kuebler, Vice President of Safety and Risk Management.

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