15 YEARS SERVICE RECOGNITION

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Sharon Herrera

POSITION
Clerk

AGENCY

Douglas County Health Department One World

Employee Biography:

I have been married for 28 years to my husband Ignacio (Nacho). We recently purchased a new house. Our three dogs are our children and they keep us busy. I love swimming, visiting the mountains in Colorado and now I am obsessed with finding treasures for the new house.

Over your 15 years with WIC, what has helped you the most to remain committed to the Program?

It has not been difficult working for WIC for 15 years because I know myself and my coworkers are providing a great service to people who need it. I know when I go to work every day that there is someone struggling to get food on the table and they are depending on us being there for them.

15 Years Of Service as of 2021

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Patricia Chavarria

POSITION
Clerk

AGENCY

Douglas County Health Department One World

Employee Biography:

 I am a wife, mother and grandmother of four children youngest baby girl  is ten months, I enjoy taking my daughter to her soccer games I like to travel to my country " Mexico " and California. 

Over your 15 years with WIC, what has helped you the most to remain committed to the Program?

Wic staff helps me stay committed their responsibility, professionalism and interest on educating about the importance of knowing and consuming healthy foods and promoting breast feeding, Wic staff kind hearts, supportive and understanding to each other.

15 Years Of Service as of 2021

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Amber Lorthridge

POSITION
CPA

AGENCY

Douglas County Health Department One World

Employee Biography:

Family info: Married with three children, including a set of fraternal twins. One surviving parent. One sibling (brother) also lives in Omaha.
Favorite Hobby: Painting, Binging a new series
Favorite Destination: Theme Parks
Something to know: I am a creature of habit.

Over your 15 years with WIC, what has helped you the most to remain committed to the Program?

What helped me to stay committed has been change in the program. The way the clinic is run, staffing, checks to electronic cards, food package changes, etc. Also the families we help are always changing.

15 Years Of Service as of 2021

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Sara Jensen

POSITION
CPA/RD

AGENCY

Douglas County Health Department Midtown

Employee Biography:

I have worked for UNMC WIC and Douglas/Sarpy County WIC programs.  I have been married to my husband Jeremy for almost 16 years.  Together we have a daughter, Anna who is 13 years old and son, Haden who is 10 years old.  Our family has a 5 year old yorkie poo named KayCee.  I enjoy spending time with my family and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones!

Over your 15 years with WIC, what has helped you the most to remain committed to the Program?

Over the last 15 years, I have enjoyed  helping our WIC families learn more about nutrition and breastfeeding.  I have appreciated the continuing education opportunities WIC has provided to give our WIC families current information.

15 Years Of Service as of 2020

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Bobbi Beat

POSITION
CPA

AGENCY

Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

Employee Biography:

I enjoy reading, puzzles, playing games, watching movies, going for walks, spending time with my family and of course the Huskers.  I am not married or have children, but I am the best Aunty to my niece Esther.  

15 Years Of Service as of 2020

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Marge Swartzendruber

POSITION
CPD

AGENCY

Family Health Services

Employee Biography:

Have three grown children, 2 girls and a boy. The greatest joy is a granddaughter who is 16 months old. My favorite travel destination right now is to go see granddaughter in in Indiana. Hobbies at this point are reading, gardening, and preserving homegrown produce.

Over your 15 years with WIC, what has helped you the most to remain committed to the Program?

What has helped me stay committed to WIC is my belief that I should help families that are struggling, especially single moms, with both basic necessity of food and also information to help there children grow up healthy and well . I have also really enjoyed my co-workers over the years!

15 Years Of Service as of 2018

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Ann Goshorn

POSITION
CPA

AGENCY

Family Service WIC

Employee Biography:

My husband Chan and I have been married for over 12 years.  We have three children- Olivia (9 years old) and twins Avery and Owen (7 years old).  Right now our lives revolve around our kids’ sports- soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and softball.  When we do have a break in our schedules, we like to visit family in Colorado.  

Over your 15 years with WIC, what has helped you the most to remain committed to the Program?

I have held several positions/titles in my past 17 + years.  I have been a Nutrition Supervisor, WIC Director, Vender Manager, Training Clinic Coach and a WIC RD.  The variety in positions has kept the past 17 yrs fun, however, it has been my friendships with awesome coworkers and relationships with clients that has kept me at WIC.  The rewarding thing about WIC is that you can maintain long-term relationships with clients.  Clients that were coming off the program because they were turning 5 yrs old, are now returning with their own babies.  I love that they remember how welcomed they felt as a child and are now trusting us with their own families. 

15 Years Of Service as of 2019