Values Ambassador Spotlight: Jamie Pitzer
By: Heartspring Marketing
This month's Values Ambassador recently raised thousands of dollars for Heartspring! Her passion for Heartspring and dedication to helping the families we serve shine through every interaction, task, and initiative she takes on. Congratulations to Scheduling Coordinator Jamie Pitzer! We interviewed Director of Outpatient Services Nicole Randle on her nomination.
Why did you nominate Jamie?
I nominated Jamie because she embodies the spirit of Heartspring. Recently, her position was transferred to the Outpatient Support Services department. While Jamie had some apprehension regarding the move, she embraced the change and has become a much-loved member of our team! The number one reason I nominated Jamie was her recent initiative to start a campaign to raise money for outdoor toys and equipment for the ABA program. In April, she designed, made, and sold Autism Awareness T-shirts. She raised $3,500 to provide ABA with fun and durable toys for outdoor play.
Do you have examples of Jamie going above and beyond?
Other ways that Jamie exemplifies service to others at Heartspring include her efforts to organize fun activities for staff and clients. She organized Pi Day on March 14 with lots of pie, cake, and other treats, and a Picnic Day to coordinate with Autism Awareness Month, the T-shirt sales, and National Picnic Day! She is also currently organizing the Summer Kick-Off Party, which will include hot dogs and snow cones for staff and children in ABA.
What is she like to work with?
Jamie is fun, focused, detail-oriented, and reliable. Her desire to do great work while having fun is immensely valuable to any team, especially ours!
How much do you think her work impacts the children and families we serve?
Jamie started at Heartspring as an individual support provider, and she obtained a registered behavior technician (RBT) status while working with children in ABA. After she shifted to an administrative role in the ABA department, Jamie created the process and workflow for managing the coverage of more than 45 kids and 40-45 ISP staff. Now in Outpatient Support Services, she continues to manage coverage for cancellations and absences while also managing all regularly scheduled ABA therapies. She has made a difference in the lives of many children as an ISP and RBT, and now she continues to have a great positive impact not just in the lives of our families but also on our staff. We are so lucky to have her at Heartspring!
Jamie, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your outstanding commitment to our mission. Thank you for making Heartspring shine! Congratulations on this well-deserved nomination.