Christel Hogan was recently awarded the honor of 2019 Employee of the Year for the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of the Nature Coast.
“When we can assist a family who thinks this is their last straw, they become overwhelmed with emotion. It gives them hope that their day-to-day struggles will get better,” Hogan remarked when asked about the most rewarding part of her job.
Hogan serves as an eligibility specialist within the ELC’s eligibility department, and works from the Sumter County office located in Sumterville. Hogan has been employed with the Early Learning Coalition since 2009. Her overall attitude and ongoing commitment to the agency’s mission makes her an invaluable asset to the organization.
The Employee of the Year award is referred to as the Scheffey Award in honor of former longtime employee Tom Scheffey, now retired. Staff members are given an opportunity to nominate their fellow staff members for the honor. The final decision is made by the leadership team.
Executive Director Sonya Bosanko said: “Our strength as an agency lies in the quality staff we are grateful to employ. Christel is a wonderful example of a strong work ethic tempered with a gentle spirit.”
Other nominees for the Scheffey Award were John Coronado, eligibility coordinator; Krystal Ramos, staff assistant; Laticia Coleman, eligibility specialist; and Terah Todd, resource and referral coordinator. Congratulations to these outstanding employees for their consistent effort on behalf of children and families.