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Shaker Stars Program

At Shaker Place, our staff are our most valuable resource. We are proud to employ many incredible, caring experts who go above and beyond every day to improve the lives of our residents. We consistently recognize our staff who think of their job as a privilege to help others and dedicate themselves to excellence daily, this includes individuals and/or full departments. Below are our Shaker Star Award recipients.

  • Shannon Testo

    • Position: Nursing
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Shannon consistently demonstrates exceptional dedication and imitative in her role. Not only does she volunteer to assist with new admissions on other units, but she also goes above and beyond when orientating new nurses. Shaker Place is thankful to have Shannon on our team!

  • Clifton Quarels

    • Position: Dining Services
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Clifton is one of the hardest working staff members. Cliff starts of his day as an environmental service worker and then steps into a phone booth and emerges as Chef Cliff. He is tireless, but what makes him stand out is the level of care he puts into each meal. He truly cares about our residents and the food they eat. He never complains and is always willing to mentor and help others.

  • Christina McDermott

    • Position: Nursing
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Christina exemplifies dedication and initiative by volunteering to assist with new admissions without prompting. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond demonstrates her commitment to providing exceptional care and support. Christina’s actions embody the values of our team.

  • Colleen Masa

    • Position: Nursing
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Colleen shows exceptional dedication and creativity. She recently went above and beyond to figure out a way to get two residents out of the building to spend time with loved ones. Her ability to think outside the box and her commitment to finding solutions demonstrates her unwavering dedication to the well-being of our residents. Colleen’s actions exemplify the spirit of teamwork and excellence that we strive for.

  • Michael Labarge

    • Position: CNA
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Michael has been a certified nurse with Shaker Place for 30 years. Michael’s exceptional commitment and dedication were recently recognized multiple times by residents and their families. His outstanding service and genuine care for others are evident in ever interaction. Michael’s contributions not only reflect positively on himself, but also enhance the reputation of the team.

  • Ketorah Gaskin

    • Position: CNA
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Ketorah consistently demonstrates exceptional kindness and compassion. Her ability to develop a rapport like none other enhances the quality of life for those in our care. Ketorah’s dedication to her work and the residents truly set her apart, making her a valuable asset to our team.

  • Mikiya Fisher

    • Position: Nursing
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Mikiya works on an extremely busy unit and goes above and beyond by staying late to ensure all tasks are completed. Her positive attitude is contagious and greatly contributes to the positive work environment. Mikiya is an amazing member of our team.

  • Maria Fabian

    • Position: Housekeeping
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Maria goes above and beyond in her role in environmental services by volunteering to assist the nursing department. Whether it’s sitting with someone who doesn’t want to be alone or monitoring the lounge, Maria’s dedication to supporting Shaker Place residents’ well-being is evident. Her selfless actions embody the spirit of teamwork and compassion that define our community.

  • Margaret Duker

    • Position: Nursing
    • Date: 3/29/2024

    Margaret was recently recognized by a family member, following the passing of a loved one. The family went out of their way to thank Margaret for the truly compassionate care she provided. They wanted everyone to know that Margaret not only gave their loved one dignity, respect and compassion, but that extended to the entire family as well. Shaker Place is lucky to have her.

  • Nikiah Evans

    • Position: Nursing
    • Date: 2/8/2024
    Nikiah recently transferred to the Meacham Unit. She has a positive attitude and applies a person-centered approach when providing care. She has developed a positive rapport with all the residents and we are thankful she joined our team!
  • Keith Smith

    • Position: Dietary
    • Date: 2/9/2024
    Keith went above and beyond to personally set up, plan, and make an amazing spread of food for his coworkers and employees for the annual tailgate party. He went out of his way to make sure the dietary needs of his coworkers were considered and took the time to describe any allergens contained in each dish. Keith’s passion and work ethic shows great appreciation for everyone on our team and we are lucky to have him!
  • Nicola Disant

    • Position: Nursing
    • Date: 2/9/2024

    Nicola is a CNA and has been at Shaker Place for more than 3 years. She always arrives to Wright unit with a positive attitude and exudes positivity throughout the day. She is helpful to her colleagues as well as the nursing team. She is always punctual and walks through the door with a bright smile and a jovial ‘good morning’ which truly helps set the tone for the day! Her willingness to continually help, assist, and educate new staff does not go unnoticed. 

  • Claudia Harper

    • Position: Environmental Services
    • Date: 2/7/2024
    Claudia works on the Buckingham unit and was the first Buckingham employee to complete a new training course offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. She took the time to do this on her own time. While Claudia scored in the 90’s on her course exam, she still followed up with our Director of Nursing wanting to improve her score and understanding of Alzheimer’s. We are so grateful Claudia is on our team!
  • Allison Agneta

    • Position: Dining Services
    • Date: 2/9/2024
    Allison is always engaged not only with our residents, but with other staff members. She is always the first to step up when extra help is needed to make sure our residents are taken care of in the best manor possible. To have a staff member truly care about out department and our residents is truly a gift. In the 5 years Allison has been part of the team she has gained the respect of all who come in contact with her, and she has been instrumental in the level of care we provide daily for our residents. Always smiling, always ready to help those who need help, always volunteering to stay late if needed, and she does it with a smile!
  • Regina Monell

    • Position: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    • Date: 9/1/2021

    Regina Monell continually goes above and beyond for Shaker Place. This includes initiating new ways to show support, respect, and admiration to our Shaker Place staff members. Thank you Regina for your inspiration and constant commitment to the Shaker Place team!!

  • Amie Bennett

    • Position: Director of Social Work
    • Date: 7/14/2021

    Amie goes above and beyond her work responsibilities to care for the residents and families of Shaker Place. She is one of the first people in the building every morning and one of the last to leave. She is someone who our staff looks up to and she never says no to helping others when needed. She never looks to be recognized for her efforts and goes above and beyond naturally because she is someone who puts others before herself and has a kind heart. If Amie is having a bad day, she goes down to the memory care unit and spends additional time with the residents. Caring for others and making a difference in someone’s life is what makes Amie happy. She has made a difference to Shaker Place and we can’t thank her enough. We recognize your hard work and we appreciate everything you do.  

  • Marissa Grock

    • Date: 11/1/2020

    Going above and beyond for a resident, providing support, compassion, and thoughtfulness.

  • Renee Connors-King

    • Date: 9/2/2020

    You’ve been nominated for excellence in being a dedicated, hard-working, and considerate team member; going above and beyond to help your co-workers.

  • Elizabeth Dickson

    • Date: 4/27/2020

    Enormous compassion; Going above and beyond the call of duty for the residents of Shaker Place.

  • Nicoelle Covella

    • Date: 9/20/2019

    Going above and beyond for your co-workers and residents. Your help, leadership and cordiality allowed the unit to provide for the residents.

  • Kayleigh Pierce

    • Date: 7/18/2019

    Going above and beyond to provide a resident with a heartfelt and thoughtful gift.

  • Emanuel Walker

    Emanuel Walker

    • Position: Housekeeper
    • Date: 4/22/2019

    Going above and beyond your responsibilities to help out your colleagues, another department and the overall well-being of the facility.

  • Michael O'Hara

    Michael O’Hara

    • Position: Housekeeper
    • Date: 4/22/2019

    Going above and beyond your responsibilities to help out your colleagues, another department and the overall well-being of the facility.

  • Corey Corbett

    Corey Corbett

    • Position: Chef
    • Date: 3/8/2019

    Going above and beyond for a resident; Providing personal attention, consideration and thoughtfulness to another individual. It was heartwarming and very appreciated.

  • Karen Mattice

    Karen Mattice

    • Position: Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Date: 2/14/2019

    Constant dedication and always going above and beyond for the residents.

  • Michael Miles

    Mike Miles

    • Position: Maintenance Supervisor
    • Date: 2/13/2019

    Going above and beyond for the residents; showing patience, compassion and respect.

  • Mikiya Fisher

    Mikiya Fisher

    • Position: LPN
    • Date: 1/28/2019

    Going above and beyond to help residents and your colleagues.

  • Jill Sponable

    • Position: LPN
    • Date: 1/8/2019

    Continuously going above and beyond for your colleagues.

Want to join the Shaker Place team? Check out our current employment opportunities!