Thursday, December 27, 2018

Erica Stamm - Imagine! Family Support Life Saver

Congratulations Erica Stamm, recently selected as an Imagine! Family Support Life Saver!


Erica is an exceptional employee of Imagine! and is outstanding in her role as Family Support Navigator. Erica is dependable, loyal and dedicated to her job and strives to provide excellent customer service to all she works with. Erica always offers a helping hand to our FSSP families and always ensures our families know how to navigate through our grants and any other questions they may have. We are lucky to have her!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Meet Imagine!'s Leadership Development Group

In the coming weeks and months, you'll be hearing from the members of the 2018-2019 Imagine! Leadership Development Group (LDG) on this blog. This year’s LDG members are (from left to right in the picture below):


Victoria Thorne, who works for Imagine!’s Family Recruited Employee department.

Paula McCormick, who works for Imagine!’s Innovations department.

Emily Walsh, who works for Imagine!’s Dayspring department.

Jessie Michaud, who works for Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source department.

Gabbie Norton, who works for Imagine!'s Case Management department.

The purpose of Imagine!’s Leadership Development program is to provide a coordinated platform that strategically develops talent within Imagine! to address the company’s leadership needs for the future. The program is designed to educate employee participants about the complexities of the organization and to assist management in learning about people with talent that may be good matches for leadership roles.

Each participant in the LDG will gain a broad understanding of leadership skills and be provided the opportunity to apply their learning in various settings. Each participant will assess their present strengths and areas for growth and realize their potential for leadership. Leadership skills and knowledge gained will be applicable in many aspects of the successful participant’s experiences.

The Leadership Development Group will utilize a variety of methods of learning during the course of the year. These methods will include opportunities for self-study, facilitated group meetings, attendance at other Imagine! meetings, mentoring, training opportunities, and presentations.

Check out the short video below to learn more about Imagine!’s Leadership Development Group.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Phyllis Villar - Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award Recipient

Congratulations to Phyllis Villar on being selected for the Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award.


Phyllis has a strong bond with the Spanish speaking community in Early Intervention (EI). She stays in communication with families long after they have left EI. She is a wealth of knowledge and resources for her co-workers and the families she serves. Phyllis is the first person to raise her hand to help out when EI is short staffed. She also brings the Dixon building donuts and bagels every Friday!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jamie Zimenoff - 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Jamie Zimenoff, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

Jamie is not only good at his job as a Nurse Case Manager at Imagine!, staying on top of his patients’ health needs, he also does not hesitate to help his co-workers, and does so with a great sense of humor and a smile. He even saved someone’s life this summer while playing softball for team Imagine!, which was an amazing thing to witness! 

Congratulations, Jamie!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Danielle Smelcer - 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Danielle Smelcer, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

Danielle motivates the team on a daily basis, and is always ready to bond over laughs and accomplishments throughout the day. She is so dedicated to being an incredible Lead Counselor at CORE/Labor Source, and Imagine! would not be the same without her contributions. 

Congratulations, Danielle!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Theresa Mertens - 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Theresa Mertens, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

Since Theresa has joined the Boulder CORE/Labor Source team as an instructor about two years ago, she has shown nothing less than excellent work ethic, extreme humility, and a huge heart ready to serve. She strikes an exceptional balance of noticing what is working and thinking about what can be improved, all while maintaining an infectiously positive attitude. 

Congratulations, Theresa!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mara Kuczun - 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Mara Kuczun, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

Currently Mara runs Dayspring’s Monday Community Calendar Activity for Spanish speaking families, which we were able to add because of her willingness to help. Before she agreed to run this class our Spanish speaking families were not able to attend as many classes due to the language barrier. Now we are able to offer this unique class to many more families.

Congratulations, Mara!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Shanda Kinch - 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Shanda Kinch, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

Shanda came in to her new role at the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome with a cheerful, kind, and collaborative attitude. She has created an environment in which people want to work. She is Imagine!’s own Mary Poppins. 

Congratulations, Shanda!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Marrisca Juvan - 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Marrisca Juvan, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

Marrisca is usually the first one in the door in the morning and last to leave at Longmont CORE/Labor Source, and makes sure that all the schedules of the consumers and staff she supports are up to date and functional. On top of all of the duties she assumes with her position, she is also a tremendous role model for all staff on how to interact with consumers, teams, and community members. 

Congratulations, Marrisca!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dan Fox - 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Dan Fox, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

In his role as Transportation Coordinator, Dan has always said the safety and comfort of the participants in our program (and all services at Imagine!) are his number one objectives. Dan has demonstrated nothing but kindness, support, and advocacy for all those working alongside him and for participants being served by Imagine!. 

Congratulations, Dan!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Steve Conley – 2018 Imagine! Employee of Distinction


Meet Steve Conley, recently selected as an Imagine! 2018 Employee of Distinction.

Steve’s knowledge and experience are unmatched, and his positivity and willingness to help others are huge value to Imagine!’s Case Management department. He cares about his clients, families, and co-workers and goes out of his way to offer his assistance in any way. 

Congratulations, Steve!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Today Is Colorado Gives Day!

Today is Colorado Gives Day! 

By giving your support online through Colorado Gives Day, Imagine! will be eligible for a portion of the 1stBank and Community First Foundation incentive fund. Your donation will go further toward helping people Imagine! serves of all ages!

Click here to donate.



Monday, December 3, 2018

Meet Imagine!'s 2018 Employees of Distinction

On Friday night, Imagine! CEO Mark Emery honored the 2018 Imagine! Employees of Distinction. This year, we received more than 50 nominations for this prestigious award, so the folks selected for this award truly stand out at Imagine!, even among a group of talented and dedicated co-workers. We’ll be honoring each of the recipients individually on this page in the coming days, but for now, check out a video recognizing all of them.