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October 2020

CCC Kindness Tree

Big News

On September 15, 2020, an email was sent from Functional Unit Manager Lori Parkey explaining a bare paper tree that was attached to the wall in the Lobby.  The CCC Corrections Way Ambassadors were selling fall leaves with positive, uplifting, and motivational words on them.  These leaves could be purchased for $1.00/each and the money raised was to be given to the Kindness Revolution.  The Kindness Revolution assists local schools, businesses, and organizations with fundraising for great causes.  This particular fundraiser was going to the purchase of Scholastic Books for local elementary students.  A goal was set to raise $400.00 by October 15.  A list of Ambassadors by shift was included in the email. These staff members were FUM Lori Parkey, COIII Elonda Sharp, FUM Cheryl Richey, COII Michael Horn, and COII Nelda Kroll.   By October 2, CCC staff had contributed $200.00 to the Kindness Revolution.  In an email from Ms. Parkey on October 19, staff was notified they had contributed $506.00 to the Kindness Revolution!

Employee of the Month

CO I Kristina Sims

CO I Kristina Sims was chosen as the Employee of the Month for the month of October.  She was nominated by SOSA-P&P Jennifer Horton and OSA Joy Main in recognition of her positive attitude and willingness to assist others, as well as her outstanding work ethic.

EOM Kristina Sims
Jennifer Horton, EOM CO I Kristina Sims,
Joy Main, and Warden Chris McBee

It was indicated that during the COVID-19 outbreak at our facility when offender porters were not available to work, Ms. Sims, whose normal post is the Visiting Room with its myriad duties, stepped up to complete various cleaning duties within the Administration Building along with some other staff.  When she observed anything needing to be done to maintain cleanliness and good order in the building, she took the initiative to accomplish these tasks.  The nominations stated, “We all get busy in our work day and these duties can get pushed to the back burner.  With Ms.Sims taking the initiative to do these extra duties, we can go throughout our day knowing we can continue to have a clean work environment to come to every day.  She always did this with a smile on her face.”

Her actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of her department and this facility and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  She is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate she is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Emily Jones, COI – October 5, 2020

Corbin Valdez, COI – October 5, 2020

Daniel Stith, PRN, LPN, Corizon  – October 5, 2020

Natalie Hutchinson, Counselor II, Gateway – October 14, 2020

Caley Riddle, PRN Dental Assistant, Corizon – October 15, 2020

Colton Cottrell, COI – October 19, 2020

Hannah Chavarria, COI – October 19, 2020

Nancy M. Walker, COI – October 19, 2020

Susan Cooksey, Cook II – October 19, 2020

Mary Saale, Cook II – October 19, 2020

Angela York, Cook II – October 26, 2020

Dawn Milburn, QMHP, Corizon Mental Health – October 26, 2020

Promotions

Sherry Walsh, CKII to COI – October 4, 2020

Retirements

Mark Jackson, COI – October 31, 2020

Important Dates

November 11 – Veterans Day

November 16 – Payday

November 26 – Thanksgiving

November 30 - Payday

 


September 2020

EOM Dusty Lybarger

Employee of the Month

CO I Dusty Lybarger 

CO I Dusty Lybarger was chosen as the Employee of the Month for the month of September.  He was nominated by CO II John Morris and CO III Stephanie Eckert. In their nomination it was stated, "Dusty was observed putting in the effort to ensure that any unexpected Housing Unit moves got done in an orderly manner with little to no notification during the quarantine and/or isolation of offenders that needed to be placed on other housing units to help ensure the health and safety of the institution.  Even during the busiest of times, Lybarger always kept his cool and was very professional and pleasant to deal with. Even though his duties are behind the scene, it requires a great deal of knowledge and expertise. Dusty would also volunteer on his RDO’s due to staff shortages. He is an asset to Chillicothe."

New Team Members

Mary Tredway, Personnel Clerk, (transfer from WMCC) – September 6, 2020

Lydah Lafolette, Cook II – September 8, 2020

Jennifer Llanes, Cook II – September 14, 2020

Michael Moore, Optometrist, Corizon – September 21, 2020

Important Dates

October 12 – Columbus Day Holiday

October 13 – PBC Dress Down Day

October 14-15 – Charitable Campaign Dress Down Days

October 15 – Payday

October 21-22 – Charitable Campaign Dress Down Days

October 29 – PBC Dress Down Day

October 30 – Payday

October 31 – Halloween

 


EOM Amber Adams
EOM Adams M Amber

August 2020

Employee of the Month

IPO Amber Adams

Amber was nominated by IPO Tamira Marriott recognizing her positive attitude, her outstanding work ethic, and willingness to assist others.

Due to staff absences related to COVID-19 virus containment at CCC, Amber remains kind, upbeat and is always willing to help others without being asked.  When her co-workers are out of the office, she goes above and beyond, checking their mailboxes for important paperwork, release papers, and home plans, ensuring no necessary duties are neglected.  Because she is a team player, good listener and has an amazing work ethic, not only do co-workers look up to her, but other staff members, and offenders as well.  Amber is the definition of “team player”.

Amber’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operation of her department and CCC and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  She is a huge asset and her actions consistently demonstrate her professionalism and abilities as a team player.

Pictured(from left): Kelley Burke, US, Mandy Coffman, DA, Tamira Marriott, IPO, EOM Amber Adams, IPO, and Chris McBee, Warden.

New Team Members

Bradley Mosier, COI – August 3, 2020

Brooke Jettelson, LPN (Corizon) – August 17, 2020

Madison Searcy, LPN (Corizon) – August 17, 2020

Becca Myrick, LPN, PRN (Corizon) – August 17, 2020

David Sanson, COI, (transfer from WMCC) – August 17, 2020

James Williams, Dentist (Corizon) – August 24, 2020

Dora Beers, COIII (transfer from OCC) – August 30, 2020

Jeffrey Gulley, COI – August 31, 2020

Megan Paalher, Licensed Practical Nurse (Corizon) – August 31, 2020

Promotions

Julianne Walton from Cook II to COI – August 9, 2020

Shawn Pettigrew from CCMII to Functional Unit Manager – August 24, 2020

Retirements

Bonieta Southers, COI – August 31, 2020

Training

Firearms training has restarted for Custody effective August 31, 2020

Town Hall Report

No town hall meetings were held in August

Important Dates

September 7 – Labor Day holiday

September 8 – PBC Dress Down Day

September 15 – pay day

September 17 – PBC Dress Down Day

September 14 – 18 - Corrections Week, FREE Dress Down Days all week

September 30 – pay day

 


EOM Kathryn Robinson
EOM Kathryn Robinson

July 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn was nominated for this award by CO I Mark Ridgway who recognized her positive attitude and motivational interviewing skills which contributed greatly to the well being of an offender.

Recently, while interacting with an offender who had refused eight consecutive meals, CO I Ridgway spoke with the offender and found the offender was not refusing due to protest, but simply was not hungry. He discussed the situation with CO I Robinson, which led to her continuing the conversation with the offender. Using her motivational interviewing skills resulted in the offender asking for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When this request was passed along to the Shift Supervisor, the meal was immediately approved. These actions averted the refusal of a ninth meal, which would have constituted a hunger strike. Kathryn’s actions, as well as the actions of the other staff involved, greatly contributed to the well being of this offender and their professionalism does not go unnoticed. CO I Robinson is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate that she is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Jason Lee, COI – 7/6/2020

Mason Giles, COI – 7/6/2020

Autumn Bethards – 7/28/2020

Promotions

Brandon Johnson promoted from QMHP to Institutional Chief of MH – 7/27/2020

Retirements

Acting ICMH Michael Williams – 7/23/2020

Ritchie Allnutt – 7/31/2020

Important Dates

August 14 – payday

August 31 – payday

 


June 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Gary Peters

CO I Gary Peters was nominated for this award by CO II Carl Jones who recognized his keen skills which contributed greatly to the safety and security of the institution.

Recently while showers were being conducted in Housing Unit #1, COI Peters recognized that an offender’s personal item had been altered to conceal and transport items to the shower area. Utilizing his training and excellent searching skills, he found and removed the item, reducing the passing of contraband in the Administrative Segregation Unit.

Gary’s actions greatly contributed to the safety and security of the institution and his professionalism does not go unnoticed. CO I Peters is a huge asset to this facility and his actions consistently demonstrate that he is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Laura Andal, COI – 6/1/20

Curtis Lanning, RN – 6/16/20

Elizabeth Guth, Dental Asst. – 6/24/20

Candi Smith, X-Ray Tech – 6/24/20

Amanda Vance, Cook II – 6/29/20

Retirements

Anthony Sprofera, COI – 6/30/20

Town Hall Report

Town Hall meetings have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Important Dates

July 15 – payday

July 31 – payday

 


EOM Chuck Ness
EOM Chuck Ness

May 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Chuck Ness

On January 10, 2020, an offender was experiencing a mental health crisis. Chuck reported to the area and took charge of the situation. He was able to redirect the offender and gained compliance by utilizing deescalation tactics. He conducted himself in a professional manner which gained the offender’s trust as well as compliance. Chuck’s professionalism while interacting with this offender was exceptional and is the standard by which every staff member should strive to achieve.

 

New Team Members

Marcey Bell, RN – 5/7/20

Walter Anthony, COI – 5/11/20

Stephanie Jackson, COI – 5/11/20

Julie Ulmer, Corizon Admin Asst – 5/28/20

Promotions

Nancy Shafer, promoted from Cook III to COI – 5/31/20

Retirements

Christinia Spainhour-George, Stk I – 5/31/20

Barry Smith, COIII – 5/31/20

Gail Phillips, FUM – 5/31/20

Roger Nivens, COI – 5/31/20

Patsy Nivens, COI – 5/31/20

Important Dates

June 8-11 – COVID-19 Sentinel Testing

June 15 – payday

June 30 – payday

 


April 2020

Employee of the Month

EOM Faith Abbot
EOM CO I Faith Abbot

CO I Faith Abbott

On December 16, 2019, while separating offender mail for Housing Unit #5, CO I Abbott was instrumental in preventing an item of dangerous contraband from getting into the hands of an offender when she noticed something suspicious involving the return address label of an incoming mail item. Due to her diligence, contraband was confiscated, which ensured the continued safety and security of the Chillicothe Correctional Center.

Walk-By Baby Shower for EHN Angela Albertson

A few CCC staff stopped outside EHN Angela Albertson’s office to celebrate the upcoming birth of her first child with a walk-by baby shower.  Angela is due May 20th but will start maternity leave in early May and will not return until mid-July.  CCC staff will greatly miss her while she is out!

Angela Albertson walk-by baby shower
Angela pictured with a few staff helping her celebrate

New Team Members

Kassey DeYoe, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 4/5/20

Beverly Kroush, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 4/5/20

Marty Arnold, COI – 4/6/20

Sheldon Boyles, COI – 4/6/20

Ricky DeYoe, COI – 4/6/20

Jacob Leverett, COI – 4/6/20

Logan McDaniel, COI – 4/6/20

Clementina Oboh, COI – 4/6/20

Jessica Terry, MH Clerk – 4/14/20

Madison Brown, SACI (transfer from MTC) – 4/22/20

Grayson Samm, RN – 4/22/20

Promotions

Kimberly Cahill, promoted from Cook II to Cook III – 4/26/20

Important Dates

May 8 – Truman Day

May 15 – payday

May 25 – Memorial Day

May 29 – payday

 


March 2020

Employee of the Month

EOM Maria Bearden
EOM Maria Bearden

CO I Maria Bearden

On October 21, 2019, while working in the Medical Unit, CO I Bearden was instrumental in retrieving contraband from an offender when she observed an offender placing something in the back of her state-issued pants. She called for a Sergeant and pulled the offender off to the side in the TCU Unit where a strip search resulted in the discovery of several slivers of Suboxone. Due to the diligence of CO I Bearden, contraband was confiscated which assisted in ensuring the safety and security of the institution.

New Team Members

Rachel Lynch, Substance Abuse Counselor I – 3/2/20

Gayle Colvin, QMHP – 3/5/20

Cristopher Talbert, COI – 3/16/20

Lisa Lanning, Med Records Clk – 3/24/20

Michelle Swickheimer, LPN (transfer from WMCC) – 3/30/20

Richard Melichar, Dentist – 3/31/20

Promotions

Steven Wade retirement
Steven Wade retirement

Christina Slagle, promoted to COI from Cook II – 3/8/20

Retirements

Joseph Regan, COI – 3/31/20

Steven Wade, CO I  2/29/20

Staff Moves

Christopher Ishmael, class transferred to Locksmith from ROI – 3/1/20

Abigail Reed, demoted to OSA from Cook III – 3/15/20

Nicholas Searcy, transferred to COI in-tr for ROI from COI – 3/29/20

Town Hall Report

Town Hall Meetings have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.

There were a total of 11 staff members in attendance at the February town hall meetings.  Topics discussed at these meetings included DAI agenda items, report of broken equipment at the back gate, and offender moves from HU4C.

Important Dates

April 3 – Food Day

April 15 – payday

April 22 – Administrative Professionals Day

April 30 – payday

 

 


EOM Richard Jettelson
EOM Richard Jettelson

February 2020

CO I Richard Jettelson

On November 17, 2019, when CO I Jettelson was assigned to Recreation, he discovered a package containing dangerous contraband.  Also, on December 18, 2019, while performing a quick search in the Housing Unit #5A, Jettelson an article of dangerous contraband. Due to the diligence of CO I Jettelson, these items of contraband were confiscated, which helped ensure the safety and security of the institution.

New Team Members

  • Debra Stiverson, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 2/2/20
  • Sherry Wingate, Cook II – 2/3/20
  • Katherine Bailey, COI – 2/10/20
  • Heather Thomas, LPN – 2/21/20

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in February:

February 25 at 6:00 am, 9:00 am, 3:00 pm

Meeting minutes are not yet available.

Important Dates

March 5 – Food Day

March 10-12 – AFLAC visiting

March 16 – payday

March 31 – payday

 


January 2020

EOM Edward McLellan
EOM Edward McLellan

Employee of the Month

CO I Edward McLellan

In June 2019, Visiting Room staff were notified that a tip had been received from an offender that contraband was to enter the institution by a visitor and were placed on alert. After receiving this information, CO I McLellan maintained a constant physical presence on the Visiting Room floor and a persistent visual on the suspected offender and her visitor. No action went unnoticed. As a result of all staff efforts, a significant amount of dangerous contraband was successfully confiscated from this offender during a search. Due to the diligence of McLellan and the other staff members involved, this contraband was prevented from being introduced into the institution, which could have compromised the safety of both staff and offenders.

New Team Members

Anna Newsom, OSA-P&P – 1/6/20

Alicia Shaw, Nurse Pract – 1/9/20

Mary Miller, Activity Ther – 1/14/20

Elizabeth Crist, LPN – 1/17/20

Brenna Broyles, LPN – 1/17/20

Charolette Adams, QMHP – 1/28/20

Amber Rounkles, Med Clerk – 1/29/20

Promotions

Vickie Stimpson, promoted from Cook I to COI (transfer from WMCC) – 1/12/20

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in January:

January 14 at 8:00 pm

January 22 at 6:00 am & 8:00 am

Meeting minutes are not yet available.

There were a total of 15 staff members in attendance at the December town hall meetings.  Topics discussed at these meetings included DAI agenda items, TimeClock Plus, offender release dress-outs, new uniforms/IDs, and CCC P4P dogs.

Important Dates

February 5 – Food Day

February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday

February 14 – payday

February 17 – Presidents Day

February 28 – payday

 


November 2019

EOM Candice Bell
EOM Candice Bell

Employee of the Month

CO I Candice Bell

It was recognized on June 9, 2019, that CO I Bell received a tip from an offender that contraband was to enter the institution by a visitor. She then took the appropriate notifications and Visiting Room staff were alerted of this information. After receiving this information, CO II Jackson noticed that an offender who had exhibited suspicious behavior was trying to conceal an item from her while performing a search. CO II Jackson was successful in confiscating the item which turned out to be dangerous contraband. Due to the diligence of CO I Bell and the other staff members involved, dangerous contraband was prevented from being introduced into the institution, ensuring the safety of both staff and offenders.

Awards & Recognition

[Lifesaver awards, contest winners, etc.]

New Team Members

Craig McIntosh, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 11/3/19

Beth Rains, Records Ofr I (transfer from WMCC) – 11/3/19

Melissa Chavarria, RN – 11/18/19

Anna Cotiangco, RN – 11/18/19

Kelly Tipton, HSA (transfer from WMCC) – 11/24/19

Promotions

Sterling Ream, DON – 11/24/19

Retirements

James Gilgour, COI – 11/30/19

Catherine Jackson, COII – 11/30/19

Staff Moves

Angela Hightower, OSA-Switchboard – 11/10/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in November:

November 13 at 6:00 am, 11:00 am, & 8:00 pm

Important Dates

December 2 – Food Day

December 5 – Comp Retain form deadline

December 16 – payday

December 25 – Christmas

December 31 – payday

 


Campaign Fundraiser poster

October 2019

Big News

Charitable Campaign Fundraisers a Success 

The CCC Charitable Campaign raised a total of $901.10 through fundraising efforts over a two-week period.  Two events were held including a Water Soaker Contest and a Pie in the Face Contest.  For the Water Soaker event, employees got to shoot a volunteer section head for $1 per soak!  Volunteers included MSII JD Shafer, Inv. II Carrie Pfeifer, ROIII Darrell Sandy, Personnel Clerk Kristen Ford, and Capt. Chris Shaw.  For the Pie in the Face contest, employees voted by monetary donation for the Administration Team Member they wanted to see get the pie in the face.  The winner was announced just before the event and had to get pied twice (for both shift changes)!  Contestants included Warden Chris McBee, DWO Ryan Coffman, DWOM Kimberly Herring, Major David Savage, and IIO Aaron York.  Mr. Coffman was the lucky winner!  Additionally, daily prizes were drawn for employees who returned their donation cards and more prizes were given at the end of the event as well.  All in all, it was a fun and successful campaign!  Special thanks is given to Coordinators Jami Walker and Tanya Allen!

Employee of the Month

EOM Catherine Jackson
EOM Catherine Jackson

CO II Catherine Jackson 

(Pictured left to right: Warden Chris McBee, DWOM Kimberly Herring, COII Jackson, COII Nicholas Koenig, DWO Ryan Coffman, Major David Savage)

COII Catherine Jackson was nominated for this award by CO II Nicholas Koenig and CO I Kristina Sims. On June 9, 2019, while performing a search on an offender who had exhibited suspicious behavior, Jackson noticed that the offender was trying to conceal an item from her. She was successful in confiscating the item which turned out to be dangerous contraband. Due to the diligence of CO II Jackson and the other staff members assigned to the Visiting Room on this date, this contraband was prevented from being introduced into the institution, ensuring the safety of both staff and offenders. CO II Jackson’s hard work and dedication assists in the continued successful operations of the Chillicothe Correctional Center. She truly is an asset to this facility and the Department as a whole.

New Team Members

Ellen Kay Kissick, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Tabitha Fitzpatrick, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Jericks Silver, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Raechel Kelley, Storekeeper I (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Terri Moore, Storekeeper II (transfer from WMCC) – 10/20/19

Kyle Kelly, Optometrist (transfer from WRDCC) – 10/21/19

Ellen Bollinger, RRMAT Caseworker (Gateway) – 10/21/19

Promotions

Chad Gardner, COII – 10/6/19

John O’Malley, COII – 10/6/19

Clifford Smith, COII – 10/6/19

Staff Moves

David Doss, Labor Supervisor – 10/6/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in October:

October 21 at 6:00 am, 8:30 am, & 3:00 pm

Important Dates

November 1 – Food Day

November 11 – Veterans Day

November 15 – payday

November 28 – Thanksgiving

November 29 – payday

 

 


EOM Kate Hackney

EOM Kate Hackney

September 2019

Employee of the Month

Investigator I Kate Hackney

Investigator Hackney has worked tirelessly on numerous recent successful drug and contraband interdictions. She effectively collaborates with Administrative Staff, as well as outside law enforcement agencies to assist in the coordination and success of these interdictions, some of which have resulted in arrests of perpetrators attempting to introduce contraband into the facility. DWOM Herring and Major Savage state, “Kate is constantly providing information necessary to making these interdictions successful. Ms. Hackney’s contributions have helped to create and enhance a safer environment for staff and offenders at this facility.”

Investigator Hackney’s hard work and dedication assists in the continued successful operations of the Chillicothe Correctional Center. She truly is an asset to this facility and the Department as a whole.

Susan Ball retirement
Susan Ball retirement

New Team Members

Christopher Shaw, Corrections Supervisor I (transfer from WMCC) – 9/1/19

Alex Carroll, Locksmith (transfer from WMCC) – 9/1/19

Margaret Walker, LPN – 9/3/19

Megan Blades, OSA (transfer from WMCC) – 9/29/19

Promotions

Tamira Gray, PO I – 9/29/19

Retirements

Susan Ball, CCMII – 9/30/19

Donald Jahraus, CO I – 8/31/19

Donald Jahraus retirement
Donald Jahraus retirement

Staff Moves

Jacob Hamilton, VES I – 9/8/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in September:

September 27 at 6:00 am, 8:00 am, & 3:00 pm

Meeting minutes are not yet available.

Attendance from August town hall meetings were as follows:

August 23 at 6:00 am – 1

August 26 at 8:30 am – 12

August 27 at 3:00 pm – 10

Topics brought up by attending staff included appreciation regarding the Fallapalooza silent auction Wellness fundraiser, the importance of communication when passing information during shift transitions, Captain/Lieutenant rotation, protection of staff social security numbers, and reduction in offender population. Information from DAI meeting was also shared.

Important Dates

October 1 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 3 – Food Day

October 4 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 10 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 14 - Holiday

October 15 – payday

October 17 – Blood Drive 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

October 22 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 28 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 31 – payday

 


EOM CO I Nevin Curtis
EOM CO I Nevin Curtis

August 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Nevin Curtis

CO I Curtis is assigned on Third Shift, where he is one of only two staff designated as PACT members. He is very effective at communicating, listening and providing assistance to staff members in need. PACT members are not always shown much recognition or appreciation because most of the assistance they give is confidential. CO I Lybarger states, “Seeing someone like CO I Nevin Curtis volunteer his time, his ear, and his good faith to help any individual in need, is a blessing to not only this institution, but all of his co-workers. It’s people like him that make this place feel like family, and allows staff members to turn to each other in times of need.”

Awards & Recognition

Lifesaver & Distinguished Service Awards – photos attached

Several staff were recognized at an awards ceremony held on August 13, 2019. The first event involved an offender who attempted suicide. The second event involved a staff member who had a cardiac event at work. The following staff received awards:

LIFESAVER AWARDS

  • Marlene Pfister, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Tabitha Johnson, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Mark Ridgway, CO I
  • Angela Albertson, Employee Health Nurse
  • Heather Thomas, Licensed Practical Nurse

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

Photo 1
Photo 1
  • Jerry Shafer, CS I
  • Kimberly Troxel, CO I
  • Shelly Shively, CO I
  • Tina Sturgeon, CO I
  • Naomi Yuille, CO I
  • Tina Burns, CO II
  • Michael Brown, CO III
  • Billie Jo Richards, CO I
  • Dan Ellis, Fire & Safety Specialist
  • Amy Gertz, FUM
  • Sterling Ream, Health Services Administrator
  • Tabitha Johnson, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Megan Brown, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Angelia McFie, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Tammy Christopher, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Amy Howe, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Debbie Ritter, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Jenny Meehan, Registered Nurse
  • Photo 2
    Photo 2

    (Photo 1- Pictured left to right: Warden Chris McBee, COI Mark Ridgway, LPN Marlene Pfister, LPN Tabitha Johnson, AW Marla Felton, DWO Ryan Coffman)

    (Photo 2- Front left to right: COI Naomi Yuille, Warden Chris McBee, Connie Coots, COII Tina Burns, LPN Tabitha Johnson. Second row left to right: CCMII Robert Coots, RN Jenny Meehan, CSI Jerry Shafer. Third row left to right: COI Tina Sturgeon, F&S Spec Dan Ellis, FUM Amy Gertz, AW Marla Felton, LPN Debi Ritter, HSA Sterling Ream, COI Kimberly Troxel. Fourth row left to right: COI Shelly Shively, DWO Ryan Coffman, Major David Savage, COI Billie Jo Richards, EHN Angela Albertson, LPN Angelia McFie)

New Team Members

Robyn LaFountain – Corrections Officer I (transfer from WMCC) – 8/11/19

Tashina Schultz – Medical Records Clerk – 8/20/19

Dr. David Swee – Dentist – 8/21/19

Dr. Todd Richards – Medical Director (transfer from WMCC) – 8/24/19

Dr. Gary Bayer – Psychologist – 8/29/19

Margaret Walker – Licensed Practical Nurse – 8/30/19

Retirements

Donald Jahraus – Corrections Officer I – 8/31/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in August:

August 23 at 6:00 am

August 26 at 8:30 am

August 27 at 3:00 pm

Important Dates

September 2 – Holiday

September 4 – Food Day

September 16 – payday

September 17 – Deferred Comp visiting

September 30 – payday

 


July 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Mandy Estes

CO I Mandy Estes has recovered a substantial amount of dangerous contraband while conducting her daily duties. Her keen eye and observations contribute towards ensuring a safe and secure institution for both staff and the offender population. Recently, she immediately stepped up in handling a situation in which an offender assigned to administrative segregation was attempting to harm herself and ensured the proper protocol was followed. Due to her calm demeanor, knowledge and the respect she gains from this population, Mandy was able to gain control of the situation and keep the offender safe.

New Team Members

Dr. Dwain Whitmore – Dentist (transfer from CRCC) – 7/1/19

Amy Botts – Academic Teacher III – 7/8/19

Ashley Keathley – Licensed Practical Nurse – 7/11/19

Kelly Seals – Nurse Practitioner – 7/15/19

Rhonda Enyard – Cook II – 7/23/19

Jessica Pomeroy – Cook II – 7/23/19

Brandon Johnson – Licensed Professional Counselor – 7/24/19

Transfers from CRCC effective 7/12/19 – 7/14/19:

CO I Kody Adams
CO I Leanna Anderson
CO I David Baker
CO I Rose Burke

CO I Sean Collins       
CO I Jonathan Cowell
CO I Pamela Craft
CO I Rachel Crawford
CO I Robert Frock
CO I Cheyenne Harkins

CO I Heather Haynes
CO I Russell Heldenbrand
CO I Charles Henton
CO I Joshua Hess
CO I Mark Hoch

CO I Bobby Holmes
CO I Roy Houk
CO I Scott Jackson
CO I Richard Jettelson
CO I Marvin Knapp

CO I John Knouse
CO I Michael McCluskey
CO I Vicki McKiddy
CO I Ricardo Monroy
CO I Richard Owens

CO I Luis Pacheco
CO I Randall Reams
CO I Donald Rogers
CO I Steven Smith
CO I Velma Smith

CO I James Woods
CO II Jessie Fondren
O II Holly Stevens
CO III Keith Bentz
CO III Emmett O’Connell

CS I Lorri Welling
AOSA Kimberly Klever
CCM II Jerry Klever
CCM II Mark Parkhurst
CCM II Mandy Pettigrew

CCM II Shawn Pettigrew
FUM Amy Parkhurst
FUM Cheryl Richey
OSA Kielly McGinley
OSA Tanya Allen

RO I Joshua Hall
Ck I Samantha Rhinehart
Exec II Beverly Kissick
tkII Ray LaFountain
Stk I Tonya Sloan

Acct Clk Jami Walker
MS I Larry Fuhr
MW II Richard Winkowski                          

Promotions

Janet Boley – Factory Manager I – 7/1/19

Philip Bower – Corrections Training Officer – 7/28/19

Town Hall Report

June 13 at 6:00 a.m. – 4 staff attended

June 13 at 3:00 p.m. – 8 staff attended

June 14 at 8:30 a.m. – 10 staff attended

Items from the section head meeting were shared with present staff.

Town Hall meetings in July were held July 26 at 6:00 am and July 29 at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Meeting minutes have not been made available yet.

Important Dates

August 6 – Food Day

August 15 – Payday

August 30 – Payday

 


EOM Aaron York

June 2019

Employee of the Month

Institutional Investigator Aaron York

Investigator Aaron York has worked tirelessly on numerous issues that arise at CCC. He has been actively involved in removing contraband from the institution. Most recently, Aaron was very instrumental in an interdiction that prevented several items of illegal and dangerous contraband from entering the institution. He has worked on multiple PREA allegations and completes the investigations in a very timely manner, which helps ensure minimal disruption to operations. His quick and efficient actions when investigating issues have proven to enhance the safety of all staff and offenders at CCC.

Investigator York is pictured with: Deputy Warden Kim Herring, RN Lisa York (spouse), and Warden Chris McBee.

New Team Members

Judy Wade – Office Support Assistant (P&P) – transfer from CRCC – 6/2/19

Terry Cowan – Probation & Parole Officer I – 6/24/19

Micky Snyder – Licensed Practical Nurse – 6/24/19

Kelsea Woelfle – Substance Abuse Counselor I – 6/24/19

Promotions

Chance Guffey – Electronics Technician II (MWII in-tr) – 6/23/19

Brandon Doss – Academic Teacher I – 6/30/19

Town Hall Report

May 28 – 14 staff members attended

May 29 – 3 staff members attended

May 30 – 5 staff members attended

Staff questions were presented regarding nicotine lozenges for the offender population, staff training, and medical lay-ins.  Items from the section head meeting were also shared with present staff.

Town Hall meetings in June were held June 13, and June 14. 

Important Dates

July 1 – Food Day

July 4 – HOLIDAY

July 12-14 – CRCC Staff Transfers

July 30 – Deferred Comp Rep David Gibson

 


Sharp Ceremony 2
Sharp Ceremony 2

May 2019

Memorial Ceremony and Balloon Release for CO I Adron Sharp

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, a memorial service was held for former CO I Adron Sharp. In attendance were Sharp’s family, CCC Administration, and several others to show their support. Warden McBee led the memorial service, Chaplain Murphy led the guests in prayer, and some fellow co-workers took time to share stories and say a few words. The memorial service then moved outside for a memorial balloon release. Snacks and refreshments were served afterward. A check was presented to the mother of Mr. Sharp and his children from the money raised by CCC staff to help the family.

Sharp Ceremony 3
Sharp Ceremony 3

Employee of the Month

CO I Theresa Snider

On March 15, 2019, Theresa was conducting a search/wing tour of a housing unit and found an item of dangerous contraband. She removed the item and filled out necessary paperwork and forwarded to the Captains office for disposition. Her discovery ensured the further safety and security of the institution.

New Team Members

John Riead – Academic Teacher II – 5/1/19

Stephanie Breig – Substance Abuse Counselor I – 5/13/19

Stacy Hall – Licensed Practical Nurse – 5/17/19

CCC May EOM CO I Theresa Snider
CCC May EOM CO I Theresa Snider

Retirements

Judith Hawkins – Corrections Officer II – 5/31/19

Kathy Tutt – Corrections Training Officer – 5/31/19

Town Hall Report

No summary due to Town Hall meetings scheduled for last week of May (May 28 at 2 p.m., May 29 at 6 a.m., and May 30 at 3 p.m.)

Important Dates

June 4 – ETA Deadline

June 6 – Comp Payout Deadline for June 14 payday

June 7 – Food Day

June 10-12 – PREA Audit

June 18 – ETA Deadline

June 20 – Comp Payout Deadline for June 28 payday

 


April 2019

CCC Heartland Health fair
Heartland health fair

CCC hosts 2019 Heartland Health Fair

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, CCC hosted a health fair for staff called 'Know Your Numbers.' Staff members were given a personal wellness card upon registration and took their card to receive screenings at various stations including hearing, vision, blood pressure, blood glucose, and vein screening. Guests were also given freebies, such as informational packets, water bottles, pens, fresh fruit, healthy snack bars. Over 100 staff members attended, and prizes were drawn for each individual booth.

Employee of the Month

CO I Donald Jahraus

On February 27, 2019, while moving and searching a storage cabinet in a housing unit day room, CO I Donald Jahraus discovered an item of dangerous contraband. Donald properly disposed of the item by turning it over to the institutional investigator. Donald's keen observation and swift removal of the contraband greatly contributed to the safety and security of the institution.

Distinguished Service Award

CCC Employee of the Month CO I Donald Jahraus
Employee of the Month CO I Jahraus

CO I Todd Mustain

While working in Housing Unit 2, CO I Todd Mustain utilizes his Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) appropriately and continues to be professional when dealing with staff and offenders.Todd remains professional with offenders even in the most difficult situations. An award ceremony was held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Chillicothe Correctional Center.

New Team Members

  • CO I Ryan Reeter 
  • CO I Dylan Robinson
  • RN Holly Fraley
  • FUM Gail Phillips
  • CCM II Karen Gatton
  • CCM I Mandy Corbin
Distinguished Service Award CCC Mustain
Distinguished Service Award CO I Todd Mustain

Town Hall Report

April 1 at 3 p.m. – 4 staff attended

April 2 at 6 a.m. – 0 staff attended

April 3 at 9 a.m. – 3 staff attended

Staff questions were presented regarding employees and visitors showing ID at all entry points of the institution, the Reading with the Dogs program, call-out entries in the AS400, and sanctioning for conduct violations. Items from the section head meeting were also shared with present staff.

Important Dates

  • May 2: Food Day, PBC Dress Down Day, ETA Deadline
  • May 6: Comp Payout Deadline for May 15 payday
  • May 8: Holiday (Truman Day)
  • May 20: ETA Deadline
  • May 22: Comp Payout Deadline for May 31 payday
  • May 27: Holiday (Memorial Day)
  • May 28: Town Hall at 2 p.m.
  • May 29: Town Hall at 6 a.m.
  • May 30: Town Hall at 3 p.m.