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PRESS RELEASE: Washington State Department of Corrections Announces Annual Agency Award Winners

Released May 6, 2020

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DOC Communications

TUMWATER – As Washington joins the nation in celebrating Corrections Officers and Employees week this week, the Department of Corrections (DOC) is proud to announce the winners of its Annual Agency Awards. The awards recognize employees for their continuous, outstanding work to improve public safety by positively changing lives as demonstrated by their accomplishments throughout the previous year.

“These award recipients serve as role models for their dedication and service to the department,” said Secretary Stephen Sinclair. “It’s a pleasure to be able to recognize our employees who go above and beyond to keep our communities and facilities safe.”

In total, 169 employees received agency awards out of a pool of 930 nominations.

Due to the governor’s Stay home – Stay healthy order (pdf) in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the department has postponed its regular Agency Awards ceremony normally held in April. Corrections plans to recognize employees in a formal ceremony at a later date.

The following Corrections employees received awards:

Petrine Marciniak Inspirational Award
Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
Leadership
Valor
Community Corrections Officer of the Year
Correctional Officer of the Year
Outstanding Performer
Community Partnership
Classification Counselor of the Year
Excellence in Service
Innovation Award
Team Excellence – Department Incident Management Team
Team Excellence – Strength in Families – Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry & Mobility (ReFORM)
Team Excellence – Warrants Unit
Team Excellence – West Seattle Field Office
  • Dae'Janae L. Anderson, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Stacy L. Cabuco, Secretary Lead, West Seattle Office
  • Malachi E. Dunbar, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Anne E. Hudson, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Timothy R. Janson, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Todd D. Johnson, Community Corrections Supervisor, West Seattle Office
  • Samantha M. Kerwin, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Alan Lucas, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Adam C. Melchiors, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Donald J. Neyhart, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Nolan Shilling, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Lisa M. Smith, Office Assistant, West Seattle Office
  • Justin M. Stevens, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
  • Olivia M. Timothy, Community Corrections Officer, West Seattle Office
Team Excellence – Washington State Penitentiary Health Services Unit
  • Tiffanie M. Chaney, Registered Nurse, Health Services, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Edith E. Escapule, Dental Assistant, Health Services, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Michael T. Estes, Corrections/Custody Officer, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Karen E. Forss, Health Services Manager, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Renee E. Irwin-Suckow, Registered Nurse, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Wendy S. Koenig, Registered Nurse, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Adam B. Kolowinski, Corrections/Custody Officer, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Elia M. Martinez, Dental Assistant, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Jennifer L. Meyers, Physician Assistant Certified/Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Lead, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Deborah L. Pomraning, Registered Nurse, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Hugo J. Reyes, Physician Assistant Certified/ARNP Lead, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Roy L. Sherman, Registered Nurse, Washington State Penitentiary
  • John F. Smith, Medical Facility Director, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Carol V. Stockhausen, Dentist, Health Services, Washington State Penitentiary
  • Brenda L. White, Dental Assistant, Washington State Penitentiary