Announcing our 2017 Annual Mission, Vision and Values Winner: Darlene Free!

Congratulations to our 2017 Annual Mission, Vision, Values Winner: Darlene Free. The Mission, Vision, Values Award is presented to Opportunity Services staff who go above and beyond their call of duty. The winners truly portray the mission, vision, and values of Opportunity Services to the individuals we serve, including: co-workers, business partners and the community at large.

Darlene has been the Supported Employment Supervisor in Fort Myers, Florida for over 6 years. She consistently rises above every situation to give the best possible service to the people we serve. “Darlene has become a valuable member of the Opportunity Services family. Her dedication and hard work is evident in everything she does,” said Nancy Gurney, Opportunity Services President. “We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.”

Darlene was nominated by two of her team members in Fort Myers:

Darlene Free should win the Mission, Vision, Values Award. She covers all of the bases and goes the extra mile to be sure the people we serve are ok. Darlene prepared for the CARF accreditation in the face of Hurricane Irma and still managed to find jobs for those in need. She even covered a job start and took a client shopping for work clothes between her other tasks. And then on top of that she represented OS at a community event for Transition students. This is all in addition to her normal outstanding leadership! It is really great to work with such a committed role model who appreciates the efforts of her staff and the people we serve. Nominated by Bill Lentulay

I believe strongly that Darlene Free should be awarded the MVV. She is extremely dedicated to the people we serve and will go far beyond the call of duty to not only help them, but also her co-workers. Even during her time off she still works diligently to find job options and opportunities. She has a heart of gold and unlimited patience for anyone that needs her help, professionally as well as personally. She is a role model for the entire team! Nominated by Leonie Wennekers

We are proud to have Darlene as our 2017 Annual Mission, Vision, Values Award Winner. We applaud all of Darlene’s hard work and look forward to her continued success at Opportunity Services!