Congratulations to our May Employee of the Month award winners, Shazia Khan and Mark Simpelaar
Shazia Khan joined St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge in 2018 as a member of our dining staff. Shazia’s manager describes her as someone who consistently goes above and beyond to enrich our resident experiences but also of those who work around her. Shazia listens and shows genuine care for everyone at Cherry Ridge, and she is truly respected by her team members. Residents compliment Shazia on her welcoming greeting, her kindness, and her attention to detail. When Shazia is not at work, she’s spending time with family. Before coming to work at St. Ann’s Community, she raised 4 children, was a hair dresser, and just recently received her U.S. Citizenship.
Mark Simpelaar is a Life Enrichment Advocate at St. Ann’s Home on our Irondequoit campus. Mark has been with us for 18 incredible years, and he is described by his peers as being an exceptional Life Enrichment Advocate and trusted colleague who consistently goes above and beyond for our elders. As an animal lover, Mark enjoys incorporating pets into resident programs and encouraging visits from volunteers and family members who want to bring in pets. Mark is a firm believer that the presence of pets provides seniors with contentment and relaxation. When not at work, Mark also spreads joy at the Fairport Baptist Home on weekends.