The humanitarian category of Heart and Soul recognizes employees for acts of kindness and charity that promote the well-being or improves the lives of someone in our community. It also includes actions of bravery, courage and selflessness.
Lisa Gerencir and Pam Lilly work in Information Services. For the last couple of years Lisa and Pam provided loving care through a difficult time for a former co-worker.
Beginning in October 2016, they assisted the retiree while she was in and out of the hospital and rehabilitation.
As her health continued to decline, they made sure her meals were provided, shopping was done and that her house and yard work was tended to, including all of the general upkeep of her house.
They both visited and kept her company helping her with any and all errands.
Gerencir and Lilly helped her with filing necessary disability claims, paying bills and keeping up with her medications.
They also took care of her two dogs until she passed away and then helped find a new owner for the dogs.