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StaffWatchAnnWelbeckByKellyKassContributingWritercontinuedonpage14Itakeprideinthishouse.ThisisnotworkthisishomesaysAnnWelbeckAssistantSupervisorofILAFaberStreetResidenceforthelastfouryears.Ms.Welbeckswarmthandenthusiasmimmediatelyappearasshedescribesajobthatshediscoveredonawhim.IrstheardaboutILAnineyearsagofromaclientwhenIwasstillworkingatLibertyTravel.IwoundupgettinghiredatOceanAvenueasadirectcarecounseloronweekendssherecalls.NownineyearswiththeAgencyMs.WelbeckreectsItsmorethanjustajobforextramoney.HerdayisbrightenedbyhugsandsmilesfromtheFaberStreetIndividuals.Itdoesntgetanybetterthanthatshepointsout.Anychallengecanhappenataresidenceonagivendayincluding545a.m.phonecallsstaffissuesorwashingmachinerepairs.ButMs.WelbeckhandleseverythingwithgracesomuchsothatevenExecutiveDirectorArthurPalevskyreferstoherastheladywiththesmile.Behindthesmileandgraciousnessisatake-chargeleaderwhoensuresthateverythingatFaberStreetisintip-topshape.Thisismysecondhomesheexplains.Werecentlyorderednewdiningroomfurniture.Aweeklaterthechairwassliding.IdidntwantitrepairedIwantedanewone.Iwoulddothisformyownhome.IndividualscomfortandwellbeingareparamounttoMs.Welbeckandshetreatsthemasiftheywereherownchildren.Ilovethemandhowtheyrespondtome.TheydontjustknowmeastheirAssistantSupervisortheyknowmeaspartoftheirfamily.Thatsspecial.EvenstaffsaythatwhenIamaroundtheybehavedifferently.Thisismorethanjustajobforme.IbelieveinILAsmission.Thiscouldbemysonornepheworgrandchild.BuildingastrongfoundationandhavinggoodspecialpeoplecarefortheseIndividuals-itsgreatbeingapartofthat.SheaddspraiseforherFaberStreetcolleaguesIreallyenjoyworkingwithmyResidenceSupervisorFodayDaramyandmyAreaCoordinatorLindaSchnabelandalltheFaberStreetstaff.LivingLifetotheFullestToensureIndividualsexperienceastrongqualityoflifeMs.WelbeckoftenaddslittletouchesthatmakeFaberStreetfeellikehome.DuringherinterviewforthisarticleelectriciansarrivedtoinstallanewlightingxturethatAnnselectedherself.Iwantusalltolivelifetothefullestandenjoynicethingssheexplains.Ms.Welbeckspositiveoutlookhashelpedherasshetwiceenduredbattleswithcancer.ThesecondtimeshewasdiagnosedshewasworkingparttimeatOceanAvenueandhadtoleavetobegintreatment.AftermytreatmentLibertyTravelofferedmeapackagewhichwastoogoodtorefusebecauseradiationandchemotherapyreallytookatollonme.AfterInishedthetreatmentIcalledILAtocomebacktowork.Theysaidofcourseandwelcomedmewithopenarms.TheyhadanopeningatFaberStreetsoImetwithLindaSchnabelandhereIam.Ms.WelbeckisgratefultoILAfortheAgencysstrongsupportasshecontendedwithherillness.DuringanunfortunatesetbacklastyearshereceivedabeautifulgiftbasketfromtheAgencywhileinthehospital.Themanagementhereisgreat.ArthurAvaMorganDirectorofOperationsandPatPerkinsDirectorofResidentialServicesmakeyoufeelspecialshesays.Peoplesaythesameabouther.AsshewelcomedanIndividualandstaffmemberfromtheJewettAvenueResidencewithpizzaandcupcakesFaberStreetDirectCareCounselorMelWatsonsaidAnnisveryhardworking.Herpassionreallyshinesthrough.LindaSchnabelechoesMelssentimentsAmongMs.WelbecksmanywonderfulqualitiestheonethatstandsoutthemosttomeisheradvocacyfortheIndividualsweserve.Ms.WelbeckoperatesfromanIndividual-rstperspective.Herempathyandcompassionaretrulynoteworthyandcommendable.AlsoMs.Welbeckhasanabsolutelyamazingoutlookonlife.Heroptimisticpointofviewisinfectiousandajoytobearound.OutsideofILAWorkingwithIndividualshitsclosetohomeforMs.Welbeck.HerownsonKeith24isautisticandlivesinaStatenIslandresidence.BecauseofKeithsherstmovedtoStatenIslandsinceAnnWelbeckAssistantSupervisorFaberStreetResidencePhotobyKellyKass3