Tanglewood Group Recognizes Employees

Nick Ferreri and Jamestown Campus Employee of the Year, Roxanne Vanstrom.
Nick Ferreri and Jamestown Campus Employee of the Year, Roxanne Vanstrom.

Tanglewood Group Owner and President Nick Ferreri presented Year-end achievement awards to team members at the Annual Employee Recognition programs held recently at the company’s main campus in Jamestown and the Magnolia at Frewsburg.

The coveted ‘Employee of the Year’ awards for 2019 were presented to Roxanne Vanstrom, Activities Coordinator at Comfort Today from the Jamestown campus and Jessi Muniz, HHA from The Magnolia. Each recipient will receive round trip airfare to anywhere in the continental United States or the Caribbean and a $1000 check.

The Magnolia at Frewsburg Employee of the Year Jessi Muniz and Tanglewood Group Owner Nick Ferreri.
The Magnolia at Frewsburg Employee of the Year Jessi Muniz and Tanglewood Group Owner Nick Ferreri.

Other achievements that were noted at the ceremony included the Service Awards, given to Robin McChesney and Troy Taylor, with 14 years 11 months and 11 years 6 months respectively. Each was awarded with an engraved watch and trophy.

The ‘Flawless Attendance’ award, a $600 bonus given to employees who had no unexcused absences or tardiness during the preceding 12 months was given to Melissa Sleasman, Diana Peterson and Marilou Rasmussen from Jamestown and the ‘Almost Flawless’ attendance award of $500 was presented to Rebecca Johnson from Jamestown and Pam Hanson, Jeff Greer and Wendy Reichard from Frewsburg.
Mark Geise, Deputy Chautauqua County Executive for Economic Development/CEO of the CCIDA, NYS Assemblyman Andrew Goodell and Katrina Fuller, representing Congressman Tom Reed’s office were on hand in Jamestown to assist with the annual Second Chance raffle drawings. The drawings are held each year as an opportunity for eligible employees to receive an additional bonus by random selection. In order to be eligible for the drawing, an employee must have been selected as the Employee of the Month during the 2019 or have had 6 months perfect attendance. This year’s recipients, Maria Monge, Todd Levier and Kristy Franze from Jamestown and Linda Earle from Frewsburg. Each received a check for $300.
The awards ceremonies were each preceded by Tanglewood’s traditional staff ‘Christmas Tea’, a buffet-style luncheon that was catered by Sandee’s Bakery. Each employee was also presented with a boneless ham to take home to their family.

Chief Executive Officer Terri Ingersoll expressed her appreciation for the hard work and dedication of Tanglewood’s employees over the past year.

“This has been an especially challenging but very rewarding year, with the opening of our newest location in Allegany.” Ingersoll remarked. “Our staff has gone above and beyond to welcome new faces and learn new things. Everyone has shown their true team spirit as we worked together to grow and expand, while maintaining our strong Tanglewood family values and traditions. I am very proud of our achievements and look forward to great days ahead.”

The Tanglewood Group has a proud tradition of providing quality care and services to seniors and their families in the Jamestown Area for over 40 years and now serves Cattaraugus County at their new Field of Dreams facility in Allegany. Tanglewood is fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health to provide Assisted Living, Specialized Memory Care, Adult Day Services, Home Care and Respite Care. For more information please visit their website at www.tanglewoodmanor.com or by calling 716-483-2876.