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Tampa Housing Authority's Employee of the Month


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    Kevin Kelly

    Main Office
    May , 2019

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    Kevin Kelly has been with the Tampa Housing Authority for over 5 years. Mr. Kelly is very prompt at the start of each day and has a great attendance record, he is reliable, always has a positive attitude and is a hard worker. Mr. Kelly has worked very hard in the last year to improve his case management skills. His competency is reflected in his work. Kevin continues to strive to improve his work performance. Mr. Kelly has a strong work ethic which is admired. He really cares about his job and the services he provides his clients. If he makes a mistake, he takes full responsibility; moreover, he does whatever is needed to make it right, while learning from each experience.
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    John Gutowski

    Robles Park Village
    April , 2019

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    John began learning carpentry at a young age; he was mentored by his father and uncle who were carpenters at the age of 11. By the time he was 18 John was installing tile flooring, marble and wood floors independently; he continued framing and interior trim work out of high school and built his own floor tiling business. John came to work for the Tampa Housing Authority on September 26, 2005, he was immediately assigned special carpentry, tile and trim projects where a higher level of expertise was needed. John remodeled the office for North Boulevard Homes and Portable previously located on West Main Street. More recently John installed a much needed office floor at Robles Park; he also built a community garden fence for the Resident Council and numerous handicap ramps and railing throughout the community. John’s willingness and eagerness to work where he is most needed the reason why he is this month’s Employee of the Month.
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    Sarah Jimenez

    Main Office
    April , 2019

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    Sarah Jimenez has been with Tampa Housing Authority since March 2016 as a Support Specialist in the Assisted Housing department. Sarah is the “to go” person for Spanish translation. She does not mind putting her own work on halt, to assist other counselors who are not even on her team to assist with the translation. She understands that the needs to serve the families come first. Sarah takes her job seriously, and although she is not a fan of new changes, once she gets into her groove, she will pour her heart and effort to it. She will be one of the first to point out any discrepancies. On department events and fundraisers, Sarah is always ready to lend a hand. When a co-worker was out sick, she took the initiative to take over stuffing and mailing out hundreds of packets for that individual. On a recent department event, her colleagues in Assisted Housing picked her as “The Helping Hand Award” and “The Best Support Award”. While flattered and humbled by it, the usual outspoken Sarah was reduced to tears . Sarah Jimenez is an asset to the Tampa Housing Authority and deserving of the recognition for this month’s Employee of the Month.
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    Natalee Newson

    Main Office
    March , 2019

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    Ms. Natalee Newson serves as the agency’s Benefits and Compensation Coordinator since May 2016. We can choose any month to highlight Ms. Newson’s work, professionalism and continued contribution to the staff of THA. At any time you can find her involved as follows: •Meeting with employees loved ones and families at a hospice center; •Explaining retirement benefits to our retirees; •Elevating our employees’ engagement through our wellness program; •Pulling information so we can negotiate the agency’s benefits and compensation; •Organizing programs for our employees to lower our healthcare costs; •Tracking the agency’s Performance Evaluation; •Organizing the agency’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness program; •Working with Florida Blue to for our Lunch & Learn program; •Weight Loss program; •Agency’s Health Screening Program; •Women’s Health Program; •Annual Breast cancer Awareness and Walk; •Blood Pressure Screenings Natalee does this; and so much more. She has an inviting and pleasant personality perfectly suited for Human Resources; she is reliable, professional, pleasant and our March Employee of the Month.
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    Michelle Ferrer

    JL Young Gardens
    March , 2019

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    Ms. Michelle Ferrer is a Property Associate at JL Young, where she has shown outstanding job performance and leadership while Assistant Manager Annette Ruiz was out on Family Medical Leave Absence (FMLA). While Michelle Ferrer was facing health issues herself, she took over some of the Assistant Manager responsibilities while the actual manager was on FMLA, including receiving and posting rents for all 450 residents at JL Young and the Annex building. Michelle also sent out notices to all late rent payers while carrying out her daily responsibilities. Although Michelle has always excelled in her qualities as an exemplary worker, during this time she was able to demonstrate the ability to motivate and promote cooperation among office and maintenance employees. Michelle was proactive, creative, showed a positive attitude and outstanding customer service towards residents, coworkers and contractors while fulfilling both responsibilities. For this reason we want to recognize Michelle Ferrer as employee of the month.
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    Caitlyn Liberto

    Main Office
    February , 2019

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    Caitlyn Liberto has been with the Tampa Housing Authority for approximately five years; she began as an intern in the Bridges Program for PPS and was then hired by the Assisted Housing Department over 2 years ago. Caitlyn became a Project Housing Counselor during the commencement of the Rental Assistance Demonstration conversion and had to learn various regulations for both RAD and Project Based Programs. She took on her role as Project Based/RAD Housing Counselor with a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and has represented this position well. Caitlyn handles our assisted living facility property, Palm Terrace , along with MLK (homeless project), MHC (homeless project), project based, and RAD properties by effectively working with the property staff and keeping organized records. She had such an impact with all the programs that the 3rd party managing agents for the various programs provided such positive feedback on her performance and asked that she remain in that position. She continues to work hard and learn the Assisted Housing Department programs with a positive attitude and determination. Caitlyn is professional and reliable and continues to be a valuable member of the RAD/Project Based team. Ms. Liberto is a dedicated employee and a team player, she is always at the forefront when the department is short staffed to assist with clients not on her caseload and jumps in to process files when needed without question. Caitlyn is also always making herself available to assist new staff in training and is open to answering questions to help her co-workers, she is a definite asset to the department and the agency.


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