Charles Luger Memorial Employee Award Celebrations

Charles Luger Memorial Employee Award Celebrations

Allied Services Integrated Health System recognized four of its employees at an annual awards ceremony held in the Graf Community Room at the Luger Rehab Center in Scranton. The Charles Luger Memorial Employee Award recognizes an employee or employees for their outstanding commitment and dedication to Allied Services and their embodiment of the organization’s ideals and mission.

Jeff Snyder, Director of Operations, Burnley Employment and Rehabilitation Center, resident of South Abington Township, Pa: Snyder began his career at Allied Services in 2005. For many years, he worked as a program manager in the Developmental Services Division, assisting residents with disabilities. Today, he is Director of Operations at Burnley Employment & Rehab Services in Stroudsburg. He enjoys his role working with community partners to create new opportunities for employment and vocational advancement. Throughout his career, Snyder has been noted for his enduring commitment to his work, kindness towards his colleagues, and his passion for helping others. Snyder currently resides in South Abington Township with his wife Kathy and daughter, Emily. In his spare time, he coaches Special Olympics golf. In 2015, he competed in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California, bringing home a Silver Medal with his partner, Bobby Robbins.

Margy Fiscus, Director of Vocational Services, Allied Services Integrated Health System, Resident of Scranton, Pa: Fiscus first joined Allied Services in 1982 as a direct care worker in the Developmental Services Division. Over the last 3 decades at Allied Services, Fiscus has become for her depth of experience and commitment to assisting individuals with disabilities. Today, she is Director of Vocational Services with oversight of all the Community Employment Program, the William Warren Work Services Facility, and the Adult Day Program. Throughout her career at Allied Services, Fiscus has been instrumental in developing therapeutic and recreational programs for individuals served by the Adult Day Program. In 2013 she received the Advocacy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association. She is co-chair of the Human Rights Committee for the Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID). Fiscus also serves on the non-profit’s Corporate Ethics Committee and Safety Committee. On receiving the award, Fiscus expressed gratitude for a career that has given her to be part of an organization that has such a significant impact on people’s lives in the local area.

Bob Ames, Vice President, Community Services, Allied Services Integrated Health System, Resident of Peckville, Pa: During his almost 30 year career at Allied Services Integrated Health System, Bob Ames has demonstrated a commitment to serving individuals with disabilities. He began his career as Director of Accounting before being promoted to Executive Director of Vocational Services. Today, as Vice President of Community Services, Ames oversees staff and programs that deliver a wide variety of vital services across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. These include the Behavioral Health Division, Developmental Services Division, Vocational Division and Waiver Coordination Services. Combined, these programs provide individuals with intellectual, physical and mental health conditions with life-changing tools and support services. Ames is a former Board Member of Unique Source, former President of the Provider Council of Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, and is a member of Source America and Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA). Reflecting on the award, Ames drew attention to his staff, the strength of his team and their dedication to those they serve. He remarked on their personal commitment and their willingness to do whatever it takes to help everyone live their best lives.

Lori Ashman-Williams

Lori Ashman Williams, PT, MS, IMT, CLT, Clinic Director, Allied Services Dickson City Rehab Center, Resident of Jefferson Twp., Pa: After graduating from Utica College, Ashman-Williams worked as an occupational therapist for nine years at Allied Services and also in the Pittsburgh Area. It was in Pittsburgh where she also enhanced her knowledge by pursuing a degree in physical therapy. Since then, Ashman-Williams also earned certification in Integrative Manual Therapy and Lymphedema treatment. Ashman-Williams has been part of the Allied Services family for more than three decades, helping countless patients to maximize their abilities and improve their quality of life. She recently represented the non-profit organization in the TCS New York City Marathon, raising significant funds to help patients at Allied Services. Although she was unable to attend the award ceremony, her colleagues and the Allied Services leadership noted her incredible devotion to the health and wellness of her patients.