It is difficult to imagine Health and Human Services' volunteer and intern program without Tara. Simply put, she has been the heart, soul, and brains of the program. Tara developed a volunteer program at the Health and Wellness Campus, which quickly expanded to placing volunteers and student interns throughout the entire department. Tara manages all facets of the program by developing new roles, recruiting and onboarding volunteers and interns, understanding and celebrating each individual's gifts and goals, and coordinating the program with the centralized Civic Center Volunteer program.
Tara's role and leadership in the creation and implementation of the HHS mentoring program has been critical to its success. Her attention to detail in arranging suitable matches, her research, and the overall care she has invested is a perfect example of Tara's passion for career development, employee learning, and positive organizational growth.
Tara is a well-liked, engaged employee, and a gifted writer with a knack for humorous Dr. Seuss parodies. She exemplifies, in spirit and in deed, the type of employee deserving of this honor.
Congratulations, Tara, on being Employee of the Month.