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GREATERHEIGHTSByTishondaHarris-WalkerRecruitmentSpecialistCongratulationstothefollowingstaffwhorecentlyreceivedpromotionsAleshaJarrettfromDirectCareCounselorOnCalltoMedicaidServiceCoordinatorRolandPaisleyMaintenanceStaffGarnetStreettoMaintenanceMechanicBarryScottonMaintenanceStaffFloatertoMaintenanceMechanicRomeoStephensDirectCareCounselor49MadisonAvenuetoRegisteredNurseWELCOMEABOARDByTishondaHarris-WalkerRecruitmentSpecialistTheILAfamilywelcomesthefollowingnewhiresGregoryAhne-DiFrancescoAssistantResidenceSupervisorBushAvenueDevonBhagwandinInternYorkStreetPamelaDavidsonResidentialAssistantYorkStreetAliyaDowell-QuickAssistantResidenceSupervisorCharlesAvenueCindyLeacockAssistantResidenceSupervisor50thStreetDeniseMarcinakAssistantResidenceSupervisorLamokaAvenueTeresaMoserHumanResourcesInternYorkStreetWinsomeRogersRegisteredNurseBrooklynWithgreatsadnessforourlossbutprofoundgratitudeforthejoytheybroughttoourlivesILAannouncesthepassingoftwospeciallong-timeILAresidentsAngelRodriguezandDerrickThompkins.AngelRodriguezAngellivedatourWest48thStreetResidence.HeleftusonJanuary2atage56aftersome20yearsintheILAfamily.EveryonewhoknewhimrealizesthathemadeourAgencyabetterplace.Hisclose-knitfamilycontributedtohissweetnature.HismotherwaseverythingtohimandhissisterZoraidawastheonlypersonwhocouldmakehimcommittodoinganythingthathewouldhaveotherwiserefusedtodo.AsabilingualmanofLatinoheritageAngelwasanavidfanofsalsamusicandevenwenttotheCopacabanainNewYorkCitytotakesalsadancinglessons.HismusiccollectionwaslegionandhewasextremelygivingwithwhatheownedsharinghisCDswithfriends.Oncethatkindnessgotthebestofhimashegavehisfamilysrentmoneytohisgirlfriend.Angeltrulywasalovingmanandwelovedhimrightback.HispresencewillbemissedatWest48thStreet.DerrickThompkinsDerrickThompkinswholivedat691MadisonStreetforover15yearspassedawayonDecember25atage59.Derrickwasagreatpersonalityatrulyoutgoinggentleman.Hewouldbethersttogreetguestsinourhomeandengagethemingood-naturedconversations.Hewastrulyaladysmanwithasoftspotinhisheartforthosehecalledbeautifulwomenasmostfemalesinourneighborhoodwouldattestandhewaslegendaryforlightinguptheirfaceswithhispresenceduringroutinecommunitywalks.DerrickwouldteasethemthathewasgoingtobuythemaringandmarrythemonhispreferreddateofAugust19.DerrickenjoyedbuyingCDsandespeciallycherishedhiscollectionofoldiesbyartistssuchasMichaelJacksonMarvinGayeandSteveWonder.Hisloveofmusicmadeitsoeasytobuymuchdeservedpresentsforhim.Hewasalsofondoftheuniformedprofessions.Hetookhisdreamofworkinginoneoftheseprofessionsseriouslyenoughtoserveablyasasafetymonitorinhisdayprogram.Buthehadagreatsenseofhumorabouthispassion.IfourstaffwouldeverhavetodoubleparkaresidencevehicleevenforamomentDerrickwouldnotbefarawaythreateningtogiveusaticket.ILAwillalwaysrememberDerrickswonderfulspirit.ILALosesTwoFriendsByJonelleBestAreaCoordinatorandNevillePunchResidenceSupervisor691MadisonStreetInAppreciationILAdoesnotforgetforamomentabouthowyourcontributionsaddgreatvaluetooureffortswhetheryouvolunteeryourtimedonatefundsoradvocateforourcause.WethankyouforyoursupportandhopeyoucontinuewithusonourjourneytohelpourIndividualslivealifeofdignityandpossibility.15