Celebrating service of 50 year employee, Barbara Mellander

Celebrating service of 50 year employee, Barbara Mellander

Friends, family and coworkers recently joined Barbara Mellander at Allied Services Integrated Health System in Scranton to celebrate her 50 years of service.

The year was 1965. France became the third nation in space. A Charlie Brown Christmas aired for the first time. The Beatles played their last concert in Britain. And Barbara Mellander of Quincy, MA began working at the newly opened William Warren Vocational Center at Allied Services in Scranton.

Just a few years earlier, in 1957, Allied Services was founded for the purpose of unifying resources and services for individuals with disabilities in the area. In the years since, the non-profit organization developed into the leading provider of post-acute health and human resources in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Although 50 years later, Allied Services looks very different than when Barbara first started working there, its commitment to serving individuals with disabilities remains unchanged. In fact, the vocational facility that Barbara first worked in continues to train and employ individuals with disabilities, serving hundreds of people each day.

Today, Barbara coordinates the mail and is responsible for distribution to Allied’s 3,200 employees and volunteers. Reflecting on the anniversary, Allied’s President and CEO, Bill Conaboy, Esq., thanked Barbara for her dedication and service.

“It is rare today to have an employee work at one company for 50 years. We are proud to celebrate and honor Barbara’s achievement and service. She is a great example of a dedicated employee who enjoys their work and continues to make valuable contributions to our company.”

The longest serving employee of Allied Services, Barbara has no plans to retire just yet. Barbara is a resident of Clarks Summit. She was born and grew up in Quincy, MA.