CA DCSS Recognizes Staff for Outstanding Work at Annual Employee Recognition Awards

On Wednesday, May 22nd, the California Department of Child Support Services (CA DCSS) formally recognized staff within the program who have displayed exemplary work over the last year. The winners of this year’s Employee Recognition Awards are listed below.

Excellence in Customer Service

  • Barbara Archie
  • Business Applications Team (BAS)—Matthew Beekman, Dennis Clark, Fred Driver, and Jean Hooper
  • Systems Performance Team—Jennifer Berens, Josue Chavez, Rene Corona, Anna Liza Fijer, Ernest Hill, Satyen Mistry, Patrick O’Connor, Trina Pham, Steve Phang, Joey Sou, and Magu Swaminathan.
    Web Services Team—Dennis Clark, Fred Driver, Maria Grado, Justin Hoang, Catherine Lanzaro, Hoang Le, Pamela Liu, and Mai Vang.

Outstanding Leadership

  • Deepti Marri
  • The Hack-a-Thon Leads—Kwame Acquaah, Catherine Lanzaro

Program Superhero

  • Financial Services Branch/LCSA Budget Proposal Team—Rashelle Acosta, Mark Beckley, Nancy Bejines, Rona Bier, Irene Briggs, Vicky Brundige, Nan Chen, Rachael LaFlam, Mathew Macy, Mia Mullins, Van Phan, Donna Scheidegger, and Jennifer Younger.
  • Travis Totten
  • HR IT Consolidation Team—Jackie Ahling, Prabdip Boparai, James Boyd, Aludia Cruz, Tammy Grable, Tina Ramirez, Sandra St. Louis, Andrea Stalder, Antoinette Valencia, and Allison Witham.
  • DCSS FI$Cal Project Team—Ahmad Abbas, Rashelle Acosta, Anne Allen, Paul Bayliss, Michael Bettencourt, Rona Bier, Leo Black, Irene Briggs, Wendy Bright, Vicky Brundige, Rachel Cameron, Tim Carr-Lovato, Nan Chen, Roger Desrosiers, Owen Dudley, Karen Freemyers, Linda Garcia, Umlesh Gosal, Larry Hart, Amanda Hormel, Phuong Huynh, Michael Jarvis, Nam Kim, Donna Scheidegger, Shauna Ladd, Rachael LaFlam, Michelle Liu, Linda Luong, Mark Luu, Sabrina Ly, Mathew Macy, Jackie Martin, Lauren Mattaliano, Linda Maxwell, Amanda Mayo, Mary Messer, Mia Mullins, Danh Ngo, Khoi Nguyen, Kimberly Peng, Van Phan, Mary Phillips, Tamara Pierce, Traci Potter, Rosie Proeung, Dennis Riley, Frances Sandoval, Rhonda Scott, Katonya Shaw, Lenora Snyder, Shannon Stone, Le Tran, Teresa Westervelt, Michael Wilson, Sheryl Wimbley, Milena Wood, Amanda Wu, Robert Yoachum, and Jennifer Younger.
  • Allen Alexander
  • Alice Galindo
  • Ann Palmer

Performance Superstar

  • Pub 1075 Background Team—Jackie Ahling, Irene Briggs, Rachel Cameron, Melissa Candela, Crystal Favareille, George Gatica, Dennis Mayoral, Susie Perales, Karen Quest, Tina Ramirez, Roxanne Taylor, Travis Totten, and Annie Valencia.
  • Susan Crawford
  • Kyla Kuryllo
  • Deidra Mahoney
  • Andrea Majesko
  • Sheila Neal
  • Karen Quest
  • SDU Procurement Team—Anthony Blue, Wendy Bright, Kim Burkhouse, Nan Chen, Charles Davis, Maria Gianelli, Nitisha Gilra, Daniel Hawkins, Robert Jones, Grace Liu, Mark Luu, Linda Luong, Mary Messer, Ryan Micka, Kimberly Peng, Lara Racine, Katonya Shaw, and Ryna Stephenson.
  • Amy Hess
  • Stephanie Lee
  • CSE Presumed Income Set-Aside Team—Allen Alexander, Maria Grado, Amy Hess, Lori Kerns-Altheide, Abe Mendoza, Brenda Miller, Irina Rodriguez, DeAnne Sandoval, Kathleen Ward, and Lori White.

Positive Impact

  • POB Sunshine Club—Nicole DiGiurco, Tori House, Kyla Kuryllo, John Logan, Shelly Osuna, and Loni Schanrock.
  • 2018 DCSS Food Drive Team—Sultana Blair, Paul Brizzi, Kim Cox-Trull, Melanie Ely, David Kootstra, Kyla Kuryllo, Shelly Osuna, and Irina Rodriguez.
    Ronnie Quinn

Innovator of the Year

  • Paternity Opportunity Program Team—David Corey, Lucas Farrens, Tori House, Mark Judish, Kyla Kuryllo, Grace Liu, Jonathan Pritt, David Resta, Sam Velasquez, and Matthew Yamamoto.
  • Guideline Calculator Team—Issa Arabi, Archana Balakrishnan, Kenny Bennett, James Dickinson, Santosh Dubey, Chris Fesuk, Rachna Gaur, Selis Koker, Debbie Lehr, Sathya Mandaleeka, Kiranmaye Maradani, Deepti Marri, Brenda Miller, Sheila Neal, Sridhar Parvathaneni, Soumya Reddy, Cicely Rodriguez, Hector Roman, and Sankar Srivatsa.
  • Agile Transformation Team—Vikram Akkati, Lisa Close, Liz Heglar, Nicole Hurley, Hanh Nolan, Harinya Patnala, Marsha Proctor, Lourdes Rosario, Lisa Straus, Ruby Tumagan, John Turner, Ameya Varma, and Dawn Worley.

Director’s Award

The Director’s Award is the most prestigious award presented to an individual or team for an outstanding accomplishment that reflects the core values and mission of the California Child Support Program and significantly contributes to achieving the goals of the program as stated in the DCSS Strategic Plan. They deliver superior, sustained performance with a demonstrated positive impact on the Department. They model the DCSS core values, mission, and vision.

  • Leo Black