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September 24, 2018

Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New Employees


FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top ten largest private employers in Oswego County, has welcomed twelve new members to the agency’s staff.  The new employees, who will join the OCO’s staff of human services professionals, recently completed the agency’s orientation process and will begin to serve consumers in their respective programs.

New employees of OCO - seated from left are: Obed Thomas (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential), Alexandra Mannise (Nutrition Services), Mackenzie Mills (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential), Sherry Mahoney - Residential Services (QA QI Asst.) and Savannah Bray (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential). Standing from left are: Kathy Pipher (Human Resources  / Corporate Services), Cory Torbitt (Maintenance Assistant / Corporate Services), Deborah Marlowe (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential), Kasey Parkhurst, Scott Cooper and Eva Jones (Mental Health Residential Transitional Living) and Ashley Ward - WIC Services.

New employees of OCO – seated from left are: Obed Thomas (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential), Alexandra Mannise (Nutrition Services), Mackenzie Mills (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential), Sherry Mahoney – Residential Services (QA QI Asst.) and Savannah Bray (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential). Standing from left are: Kathy Pipher (Human Resources / Corporate Services), Cory Torbitt (Maintenance Assistant / Corporate Services), Deborah Marlowe (Developmentally Disabled Services, Residential), Kasey Parkhurst, Scott Cooper and Eva Jones (Mental Health Residential Transitional Living) and Ashley Ward – WIC Services.

Designed to acclimate new employees with the history, mission, and vision of OCO, the agency’s orientation provides new employees with the tools, guidance, and atmosphere they need to thrive and continue to grow in their new positions.

“We take pride in our workforce and the job that they do.  To ensure that OCO employees provide our consumers with the outstanding service they deserve we offer each new staff member every opportunity to become a productive employee and excel in their position. Additionally, our culture is to encourage employees to continue their growth and to take advantage of the many training opportunities available to them,” said Christine Prevost, training coordinator with OCO.

Prevost added that OCO’s monthly orientation sessions offer in-depth information on the structure, programming and history of OCO.

“In addition to receiving training on mandated items such as HIPAA confidentiality, diversity and Right-to-Know, we discuss expectations and growth as our culture is to encourage employees to take advantage of the many training opportunities that are available and the best way to pursue them.  Our orientation session is a full day of training and information that will allow our new employees to build a successful career at OCO,” said Prevost.

A private, non-profit agency, OCO touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year through more than 50 programs operating in more than 80 locations throughout Oswego County.

The agency, which is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member, employs more than 650 people and has more than 1,200 highly valued volunteers.

For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org

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