2020 Associate and Milestone Award Winners

Associate Awards

December 9, 2020 | Category: News

We’ve got some big news to share! At our Annual General Membership Meeting on December 8, 2020, we announced the winners of our Associate and Milestone Awards. Each of the associate winners received a plaque and gift card; milestone winners received a service pin and gift card.

Support Associate of the Year: Joseph Kunkle
Hire Date: 07/09/2001

Joseph has worked as Paratransit, EMT, and currently as a Controller. Joe also helps with facilities items when asked, including working with Director of Project and Facility Management Michael Nagel on the pickup and delivery of our new vehicles.

Paratransit Associate of the Year: Jesse Calarco
Hire date: 10/31/2014

Jesse works as a full-time Paratransit operator. He serves as an FTO for new Paratransit associates and has been recognized as someone who has been specifically requested by some of our customers for their transports because of his compassionate caregiving skills.

BLS Provider of the Year: Alysha Messer
Hire date: 1/4/2017

Alysha started as a volunteer then moved into paid status as a FT EMT. Alysha serves on our Compliance Committee and also assists as an FTO. In the 1st quarter of 2020, Alysha was a co-winner of the Above & Beyond award for consistently doing more than expected to help her co-workers when needed.

ALS Provider of the Year: Bryan Artz
Hire Date: 09/10/2010

Bryan has worked his way up the Cetronia career ladder from his start as a part-time Paratransit associate to becoming a full-time EMT. He then successfully completed paramedic school becoming a full-time paramedic in 2020. Bryan also acts as an FTO for new hires to the organization. Bryan, along with Paramedic Miquel Rivera, reenacted a cardiac arrest save they had of David Heinze for a promotional video.

We’d also like to congratulate the following for their milestone years of service:

5 years – Kasondra Bodden, Daniel Bowser, Erin Ellwood, Daryl Fox, Brittney Justo, Jacquelyn Kalynych, Keri Miller, Gabriella Noga, Robert Owens, Brandon Selig and Gregory Solensky

10 years – Bryan Artz and Kenneth D’Encarnacao

15 years – Shawn McGovern and Brian Rabenold

We want to thank each and every one of these associates for their dedication to Cetronia Ambulance Corps. Keep up the superb job!