Arc’s Andrea Gillen Associate of the Month

Jeffery Smith

Andrea Gillen has been named The Arc of Steuben’s October Associate of the Month.

Gillen, who works at the Arc’s Wayland home, is known as a true role model and team player by both her fellow associates and the people that live in the home, said Kate Foss, Arc of Steuben community relations director.

The person who nominated Gillen for the award recognized her as a person that really understands the importance of community inclusion.

Gillen has been at the home for six years and her knowledge of community resources is invaluable. She lives in Honeoye with her husband and two children.

Dennis Nichols was recognized as October’s Instructor of the Month at the Arc of Steuben.

Nichols, who has worked at the Arc for 3 years, is a Quality Enhancement Specialist and HIPPA Privacy Officer. He has a knack for making what is a potentially very dry topic interesting and fun.

The people that attended his classes have regularly commented on his ability to bring laughter and humor to extremely important information, Foss said.

Nichols lives in Savona with his wife Tracy and their children.