Pathfinder Village celebrated the achievements of 16 employees and their dedication to serving people with intellectual disabilities during a special luncheon at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, on Tuesday, June 19.  The employees were honored for their collective 280 years of service to Pathfinder Village and its residents, students and service recipients.
Honorees included Sr. Director Dan Osborn and Eva Pickens of the Ancillary Department, who each have served 35 years fulfilling vital duties at the Village. Those celebrating 30 year anniversaries included Pathfinder School Teacher Nancy Kelly, Direct Support Professional Cindy Holbert, and Assistant Director of Enrichment Services Charleen Orendorf.  Food Service Manager Christine Chase, Director of Enrichment Services Paula Schaeffer, and Pathfinder School Transition Coordinator Stephanie Sitts celebrated their 20 year anniversaries. Maintenance worker Barry Benjamin was recognized for his 15th year of service, and Maple Wilson, RN, and Cody Ray of the Adult Day Services Department were recognized for their 10 year anniversaries. Employees marking fifth anniversaries included Destiny Curl and Cheryl Winton of Adult Day Services, DSPs Christina Gregory and Gina Murfitt, and Kerri Gartung of Pathfinder School.
Pathfinder Village is an internationally respected open-access community and services provider in upstate New York, and was founded in 1980 to provide people living with Down syndrome and other disabilities an independent and fulfilling lifestyle.