Employee Interview Cheryl Birch

Jul 24, 2019 | News

REACH, Inc. Employee Interview Form

Name:  Cheryl Ann Birch                                                                                                       

Date: 7/24/2019

How long have you been working with REACH, Inc.?

11 Years

What is your current Position with REACH, Inc.?

Assistant Program Director

What do you like most about working for REACH, Inc.?

What I like about REACH, the most is, the constant teamwork and dedication this agency strives to give its Individuals, as well as its employees.  For me, the greatest thing about working for REACH is watching our Individuals grow.   REACH, individuals truly amaze me every day, I find it truly rewarding to see how our individuals have become productive members of the community, society, along with seeing them fulfilling lives live.

What was a memorable experience you had while working at REACH, Inc.? (i.e. Rewarding Challenging?)

If you ask CM, TD, or JD, they will tell you about the ride we all took to the State Forest after a snow storm.  To this day CM will ask me if we can go out for another ride to the State Forest when it snows again.

What do you do to uphold PBS and the mission of REACH, Inc.?

What I do to uphold PBS and the mission of REACH, Inc. is to constantly strive for the best when it comes to our individual’s likes and needs.  I constantly give our individuals choices.  As an Assistant Program Director not only is upholding PBS and the REACH mission about giving choices, it’s about following through with our guys, making those choices a reality in their community.  I pride myself in making sure our individuals are given choices to be a part of valued roles in their community.  Not only is it important to give them choice and valued rolls but I make sure each of them is enjoying their rolls.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your experiences and time working at REACH, Inc.?

When you overhear an individual tell others to make sure they read the Nutritional Labels and see him or her do it, I feel a sense of accomplishment.  Now, this may seem like a little something but what makes it important to me is this particular person is diabetic, and I along with REACH, want to make sure their blood sugar is below a certain number.  Knowing that this individual is listening gives me a sense of pride that in fact “someone’s listening to me.”

Cheryl Birch