Quarter One Mission, Vision, Values Winner: Susan Slappey

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Congratulations to our final Mission, Vision, Values Quarter One Award Winner in Supported Employment: Susan Slappey! Susan is our Sales and Marketing Manager and Supported Employment Supervisor in Tallahassee, FL. We will be highlighting the MVV winners in monthly newsletters and Shared Stories throughout the year so we can get to know these amazing representatives of our organization!

How long have you been working at Opportunity Services? 8 Months

Have you held other jobs at Opportunity Services besides your current position? I was originally hired as marketing manager, but was promoted late December adding Supported Employment Supervisor to my title as well.

Why do you work for Opportunity Services? I love the Mission and Values set forth by the company. I also love helping people evolve, and make a difference in the community and in their lives!

What five words best describe you? Understanding, Outgoing, Passionate, Honest, Hardworking

Why do you work in the disability field? Did you always know you wanted to work with disabled individuals? I had not desired to until the opportunity came around to work at Opportunity Services. I realized that I could use my abilities to help people! I love working in this field, and I love working for OS!

Do you have any personal connection to disabilities? My husband is a disabled Vet. Marine Corps.

Why are you deserving of this MVV award? I strive everyday to do the very best I can! Every day is a new day, and another day to help people find jobs, and I truly believe in the mission of OS. I portray that every day!

What’s your favorite thing about Opportunity Services? When a client gets a job, the appreciation from the client and the family! I have received many hugs, emails, texts, and phone calls of appreciation- it makes my day!

Do you have any advice for other employees at Opportunity Services? Treat every day as if the glass is half full, not half empty. Smile, it’s contagious!

What do you like to do for fun in your free time? My free time consists mostly spending time with my family whether it’s at the baseball field or chilling at home, but A LOT of time is spent at the baseball field! I have 4 cats, a dog and several fish tanks. I love going to the beach as well! I also love history, exploring old buildings, houses and towns.