Her colleagues describe her as caring, compassionate, punctual, dependable, and self-motivated. Every day she arrives early and ready to work. She has been a member of the Nutrition Services staff since October 1993 and with the WIC Program for almost 23 years. She takes pride in all that she does.
Debbie is the first smiling face to greet all visitors arriving in the WIC clinic. She keeps the WIC clinic running smoothly by constantly reviewing the schedule and rearranging and filling in appointments wherever possible. She manages to keep track of families as they arrive and depart and knows when and how we might squeeze in another walk-in. She diligently follows up on no-show appointments and tries to keep the schedule full, even when families cancel at the last minute. She keeps us in stock of office and clinic supplies so staff has all we need to do our jobs. And she does all of this while also making copies, printing and stuffing appointment letters, typing staff schedules, organizing and sending birthday cards to WIC children, and answering the never-ending phone calls.
Coworkers wish to also recognize Debbie for her acts of kindness. She is always thinking of others, both clients and staff. She is the first to acknowledge birthdays or other occasions worthy of celebration. She also strives to make WIC families feel welcome. She keeps the waiting area up to her standard of clean and that usually includes glass cleaning, toy sanitizing, and shampooing of the carpet every few months. She is also sure to have our entire clinic area decorated appropriately for the season.
Debbie has experienced numerous changes over the years in WIC. However, one thing that has not changed is her determination to be a strong advocate and cheerleader for all WIC families. She goes out of her way to make things right when a mistake has been made. She assists families with referrals to various community resources and shares her WIC knowledge, making sure everyone is treated with respect and fairness.
It is with pride and appreciation, that we honor Debbie Seib as the Allegany County Health Department Employee of the Month for June 2017.