Updated: May 15, 2019
(Roger Orstad, Rebeca Valenzuela and Pat Campbell)
On June 8th TMI bid farewell to our Director of Human Resources, Roger Orstad, after 26.8 years. Roger will be remembered for many things including his sense of humor, easy going nature, waving hello to him when he was walking as he has done for so many years, his open door policy, the baked goods from his wife Michelle, but mostly for his dedication to TMI clients and staff. We will miss him and wish him all the best in his retirement!
On June 5th TMI welcomed our new HR Director, Rebeca Valenzuela. Rebeca is an attorney with extensive experience in state and federal laws, as well as compliance expertise for employees and employers. She will be able to provide solid and excellent direction to employees and strengthen the overall core of the agency.
Rebeca volunteers her time as a board member to assist other organizations, such as ours, and is passionate about doing so. She enjoys investing back into the community. Rebeca assists with supervising students at the Jefferson School of Law.
She is a very warm, bright and down to earth individual and we are confident that you will all enjoy working with her. Please take a moment to welcome Rebeca when you see her!
Also, we could like to congratulate Pat Campbell who has been promoted from HR Manager to Associate HR Director. Pat has contributed a significant amount of positive change to TMI and has been very proactive in making sure we stay in compliance as well. Pat will now be a formal part of the Director team and will continue to provide us with guidance with his 30 plus years of expertise in the HR arena.
An estimated 1 in 6 people are born with a developmental disability. Just like you they are born with hopes, dreams and the drive to contribute to society. Since 1981 Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has transformed thousands of lives by providing assistance to children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them the ability to realize their hopes and dreams.