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EOM Alyson Efnor
EOM Alyson Efnor

July 2020

Employee of the Month

​​Custody
CO II Alyson Efnor

CO II Alyson Efnor is being recognized for how working with staff on time, attendance and granting them time off.  She has continued to remain professional and always greet people with a smile on her face no matter how demanding the job. Alyson is truly an asset to NECC and her hard work, dedication and teamwork is greatly appreciated.

Non-Custody
CCA Beth Gibson

EOM Beth Gibson
EOM Beth Gibson

CCA Beth Gibson is being recognized for her willingness to help the education staff constantly with job change forms for

students.  Her communication with staff, willingness to work with them, friendly greetings and constant smile is much noticed and appreciated. She is truly an asset to NECC and her hard work, dedication and teamwork is greatly appreciated!

​Awards & Recognition

The NECC offender management section supervisors have been challenged this year to strive to do more formal positive recognition. To help encourage this, they can submit their recognition into the positivity pot for a chance to win prices.

CONGRATULATIONS to FUM Diane Hurley. She was the recipient of a $30.00 gift card and an exploding basket of red, white and blue treats.

New team members
New team members

NECC is committed to recognizing staff for the great things they do on a daily basis and the dedication they show.

WE CHALLENGE EVERYONE TO LOOK FOR THE POSITIVE.

New Team Members

07/06/20   Chandler, Zula   Cook II

07/06/20   Howland, Chase   CO I

07/06/20    Mcpike, Harli    CO I

07/06/20    Sharrow, Haley   CO I

07/06/20    Shy, Albert    CO I  

06/22/20   Zumwalt, Ashlynn  CO I

Retirements

Restorative Justice garden
Restorative Justice garden

Rhonda Job-CCM

Howard Korte-CO I

Success Story

Northeast Correctional Center Restorative Justice Garden sponsored by NECC Restorative Justice Organization is one way for the offenders to give back to society.  This year has been an extremely difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has struck the United States resulting in business closing and loss of jobs.  The need for fresh fruits and vegetables is at an all-time high.  NECC is working directly with Local Food Pantries for immediate distribution. The offenders work extremely hard to make sure the garden produces its full potential.  It is a great learning opportunity to see how hard work pays off and that giving to others is the true reward. 

 


EOM James Voss
EOM James Voss

May 2020

Employee of the Month

Custody
CS I James Voss

CSI Voss is being recognized and given this award for how he excels in empowering teamwork with responsibility and authority. He has proven to his coworkers that he is reliable, dependable, and focused on the team’s effort needed to succeed. His personal performance has made great impressions with many of his coworkers. CSI Voss’ hard work, dedication and teamwork is greatly appreciated!

Non-Custody
CK II Amber Reed

EOM Amber Reed
EOM Amber Reed

CKII Reed is being recognized and given this award for her willingness to help others any way she can all while maintaining her own duties. Her work is always done proficiently and in a timely manner. She goes above and beyond to help keep Food Service running smoothly. Amber is a very dedicated, hardworking employee; she is greatly appreciated and an asset to NECC!

 

New Team Members

Payton Baker – Corrections Officer I

Angie Billings – Corrections Officer I

Ahmet Duran – Corrections Officer I

Sally Goewey – Corrections Officer I

Ryan Palka – Corrections Officer I

Clayton White – Corrections Officer I

Zachary Whitehead – Corrections Officer I

Staff Moves

Heather Cullen – CCM – Transferred to JCCC

Isaiah Jones – COI – Transferred from FRDC

Lane Phelps – COI – Transferred from FRDC

 


NCVR RJO Bench
NCVR RJO Bench

April 2020

Big News

National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, April 20-24, NECC had a series of events including a silent action, toiletry drive, and bake sale. All proceeds will benefit NECAC, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) the Hope Center and Kids in motion. RJO offenders, Michael Campbell, Jacky Wong, Luke Scammell, Lazaro Guerra-Hernandez and Michael Krallman built a bench with the Crime Victims theme painted on it. This was donated to the Eolia City Park in Eolia, Mo. Committee members Lana Byram, Dana Harmon and Amber Stubenrauch were there to present the bench to City Clerk, Shawnda Zumwalt. (pictured left to right: Shawnda Zumwalt, Amber Stubenrauch, Lana Byram, Dana Harmon) The RJO offenders have built a wood project for the past 3 years to donate to our surrounding communities which includes two benches and a picnic table.

EOM Mark Fronick
EOM Mark Fronick

The committee raised a total of $573.50. Total offender organization donations:  $1050.00 to the below organizations and an additional donation of $250.00 to Avenues by the Gavel Club.

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO II Mark Fronick

Mark is being recognized and given this award for his dependability and team effort in striving to make this institution a safer place. He ensures that all his job duties are done in a timely manner and goes out of his way to make sure all tasks are complete. Many of his fellow staff members consider him to be a great role model. He is truly an asset to NECC; his hard work, dedication and teamwork is greatly appreciated!

Non-Custody
Stacie Smith, Education Supervisor

EOM Stacie Smith
EOM Stacie Smith

Stacie is being recognized and given this award for her willingness to help others any way she can. She is a role model to so many staff and offenders. She goes above and beyond to help keep the Education Department run smoothly. Stacie is a very dedicated, hardworking employee; she is greatly appreciated and an asset to NECC!

New Team Members

KROENCKE, ABIGAIL

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

HEMMER, IAN

CO I

TAYLOR, THOMAS

CO I

WIERSCHEM, GERALD

CO I

BIAS, JR, WENDELL

CO I

SCHNEIDER, KAITLYN

CO I

HARMON, RONALD

MW II

BROWN, PETER

CO I

GULLEDGE, ALVIN

CO I

LANDWEHR, BRETT

CO I

GRIMSLEY, CHARLIE

CO I

MORRISON, CODY

CO I

PORTER, JOHN

CO I

PHELPS, MARY

COOK II

CRESWELL, JUSTIN

CO I

Promotions

LEWIS, LORI

ASSIST. DIV. DIRECTOR

Staff Moves

CROUCH, EUGENE

CO I

TRSFR BACK TO FCC

STEARNS, COLTON

CO I

TRSFR TO MECC

 


March 2020

Big News

3/4/20 – Storekeeper I interviews held

3/5/20 – Sergeants Interviews held

3/5/20 – DW Lori Lewis, OSA Crystal Martin, IAC Lana Byram and COI Mindy Jennings attended Connections to Success luncheon/fundraiser with Director Anne Precythe.

3/11/20 – Office Support Assistant Interviews held.

3/16/20 – Vocational Educational Supervisor interviews held.

NECC Staff began a Weight Loss Challenge

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Brian Bell

Brian was recognized and given this award for his dependability and team effort for striving to make this institution a safer place. He does an excellent job when conducting searches that have resulted in finding dangerous and illegal contraband. He is always willing to help whenever possible and does so with a friendly smile. He is truly an asset to NECC; his hard work, dedication and teamwork is greatly appreciated!

Non-Custody
Ron Long – Vo-Tech Teacher

Ron was recognized and given this award for his selfless good deed on December 16, 2019. After a big snowstorm the dock had not been cleaned off prior to an early truck delivery, the delivery truck had gotten stuck, and its brakes froze up. He took the time to go over, help get the truck unstuck, and gave the young driver some tips on how to prevent the brakes from freezing up again.  Ron is a very dedicated, hardworking employee; he is greatly appreciated and an asset to NECC!

New Team Members

Jerrad Brokaw – Corrections Officer I                                                       

Judy Edmonson – Corrections Case Manager I                                 

Justin Fritz – Corrections Officer I                                                             

Phillip Henson – Maintenance Worker II

Jordan Hurt – Corrections Officer I

Hannah Miller– Corrections Officer I

Laurie Patterson– Corrections Officer I

Dylan Piper– Corrections Officer I

Treena Prior– Corrections Officer I

Kathleen Reveal - Corrections Officer I

Lacy Twellman – Corrections Case Manager I

Jerri Tyler – Medical Records Clerk

Promotions

Crystal Bliss – Corrections Officer II

William Hoover – Corrections Officer II

Michell Kelly – Storekeeper I

Daniel Moses – Corrections Officer II

Mickey Oeth – Corrections Officer II

Christi Ray – Storekeeper I

Retirements

Greg Bufford, Corrections Officer I

Judy Efnor, Corrections Officer I

Eugene Sparks, Corrections Officer I

Staff Moves

Willis Moore – Corrections Officer I promoted to Corrections Officer II from NECC to WERDCC

James Parrott - Corrections Officer II promoted to Corrections Officer III from NECC to WERDCC

Amber McIntire – Transferred to NECC from WERDCC as a Corrections Officer I

 


Legacy Pork Offender interviews
Legacy Pork Offender interviews

February 2020

Big News

2/4/20 – CCM Interviews held

2/6/20 – Legacy Pork Offender worker interviews were held – we have partnered with a local Sow Farm to do a work release program with them. They came in and interviewed 6 potential offenders. 

2/26/20 – Maintenance Worker II interviews held

2/27/20 – Vo-Tech Graduation held

Employee of the Month

EOM Mark Piper
EOM Mark Piper

Custody
CO I Mark Piper

Mark was recognized and given this award for his positive attitude and willingness to help others. He ensures that all his job duties are done in a timely manner and goes out of his way to make sure all tasks are complete. Mark is valued by his fellow coworkers. He is truly an asset to NECC; his hard work, dedication and teamwork is greatly appreciated!

Non-Custody
CCM Amanda York

Amanda was recognized and given this award for her willingness to help others any way she can all while maintaining her own duties. Her work is always done proficiently and in a timely manner. She goes above and beyond to help keep her housing unit running smoothly. Amanda is a very dedicated, hardworking employee; she is greatly appreciated and an asset to NECC!

EOM Amanda York
EOM Amanda York

New Team Members

Summer Bricker – CO I

Hollie Springman – CO I                                                       

Andrew Hammett – CO I

Rachell Golian– CO I

Cody Paul– CO I

Tylor Locklin– CO I

Robyn Machinicki– CO I

Karen Cassady – Office Support Assistant

Jeffrey Moeller - Dentist                                                    

Edward White - Corrections Officer I – rehire

Gary Flynn - Corrections Officer I – rehire

Ronald White-19 hr Corrections Officer I - rehire

Promotions

Crystal Bontz – Storekeeper II

Ian Langley – Corrections Officer

Retirements

Robert Grote, Corrections Officer I

Staff Moves

Lane Phelps – Corrections Officer I transferred from NECC to FRDC.

Matthew Charlton, voluntary demotion from a Corrections Officer I to a Storekeeper II.

 


EOM Mickey Oeth
EOM Mickey Oeth

January 2020

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Mickey Oeth

Non-Custody
Charles Tophinke, Teacher

Awards & Recognition

2019 Employee of the Year:

Non-custody
Investigator Pam Elliott

EOM Charles Tophinke
EOM Charles Tophinke

Custody
CO I Andy Rucker

New Team Members

Alexandrea Baldwin – CO I                                                   

Mikel Baldwin – CO I                       

Jordan Brown – CO I                               

Patricia Jackson – CO I     

Matthew Stegeman – CO I     

Nativia Zapata – CO I     

Employee of the Year Pam Ellliot
Employee of the Year Pam Ellliot

Kayla Brooksher – CO I     

Ramona Angel – Cook II

Katie House – LPN

Carrie Kallash – LPN

Randy Ragland – CO I      – 19/hr

Carla Yokem - CO I     - rehire

Promotions

Francis Young – Fire & Safety Specialist

Ramona Angel – Corrections Officer I

Regina Gonia – Health Service Administrator

Employee of the Year Andy Rucker
Employee of the Year Andy Rucker

Pascha Allen – Director of Nursing

Renee Oakley – Assistant Director of Nursing

Retirements

Joyce Culwell – Storekeeper II

Randy Ragland - Corrections Officer I

Debra Williams – Storekeeper I

Staff Moves

Daniel Mulford, transferred from a COI to a ROII.

Richard Waite, Corrections Officer III transferred to NECC from WERDCC.

 


CO I Adriana Smith, Custody EOM
CO I Adriana Smith, Custody EOM

May 2019

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Adriana Smith

CO I Adriana Smith was nominated for her excellent commitment to teamwork. Adriana is a whirlwind of energy and engaging personality, whose upbeat attitude rubs off on her coworkers. She is dedicated to her position and has frequently found dangerous contraband while conducting her searches. NECC is proud to call her one of its own!

Non-custody
Maintenance Supervisor I Charles Yokem

MS I Charles Yokem has been a great asset to our Maintenance section since August 2017. His strong work ethic and positive attitude have been a model for other staff members, and he frequently goes above and beyond to assist other staff members and sections.. He often fills in for the Laundry Section to provide coverage during the manager’s absence. Awards & Recognition

Maintenance Supervisor I Charles Yokem
MS I Charles Yokem, Non-Custody EOM

Awards & Recognition

NECC delivered all of our service pins to employees this month. We had 22 staff members that reached their fifth anniversary during the past year, ten that reached their tenth anniversary, seven that hit the 15- year mark, and a whopping twenty-one staff members that earned their 20-year pins during 2018!

New Team Members

Tessa Galloway, Health Services Administrator

Deloris Brown, CO I

Brian Cagle, CO I

Lucus Davis, CO I

Albert Haislet, CO I

Marcella James, CO I

Melanie Nagle, CO I

Alisa Jennings, Cook I

Natalie Powell CO I

Kristina Lambert, CO I

Tani Calhoon, OSA

Amber Little, OSA

Michael Johnson, RO I

Promotions

Roger Drew, CO II

Ryan Mann, CO II

Staff Moves

Stephanie Michenfelder – from CO II to Investigator I

David Johnson – from CO I to SK I

Robert Gregory – from CO I to RO I

Training

[Updates]

Town Hall Report

Nine staff members attended our Town Hall meetings on May 15.

Important Dates

5/7/19: Teacher Interviews

5/9/19: DW Lewis attends local 2019 Business Round Table

5/15/19: Town Hall Meetings

5/16/19: NECC hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

5/20/19: P4P Graduation Ceremony

5/22/19: Personnel Club Dress-Down Day

5/23/19: NECC Torch Run/Barbecue

Success Story

The NECC Building Trades class built a chute that streamlined the security check process of individuals

entering the facility. The prison provided the materials, and the class provided the labor.  1) Vo-Tech staff

Randy Hays, Dan Trower and Michelle Hearn assemble the unit. 2) Lobby Officer Carman Turner scans

items for OSA Christi Ray.

 


 

April 2019

Custody EOM Monica Rubino
Custody EOM Monica Rubino

Employees of the Month

Custody
CO II Monica Rubino

Monica has been an exemplary sergeant, active on our CERT team, former recruiter, professional and pleasant to work with. She is focused on the safety and security of the facility and is a good example for all of us to follow.

Non-custody
FUM Ricky Hays

Ricky is one of our charter NECC staff, working himself up the career ladder from CO I to his present position as Functional Unit Manager. FUM Hays manages Housing Unit 17, which is our Transitional Housing Unit and Treatment Unit. He stays on top of his duties and is always willing to help out whenever the institution is short staffed.

EOM Ricky Hays
Non-Custody EOM Ricky Hays

 

Awards & Recognition

NECC delivered all of their service pins to employees this month. ​​​​Twenty-two staff members reached their 5th anniversary during the past year,10 reached their 10th anniversary, seven that hit the 15th anniversary, and 21 staff members that earned their 20-year pins during 2018.

New Team Members

CO I Scott Burkhart

CO I Billy Inman

CO I Isaiah Keller

CO I Kristy Kincaid

CO I Joseph Lambert

CO I Paula Martin

CO I David Syrcle

Labor Supervisor Charles Bibb

RN Krystal Farley

Dental Clerk Shelby Luebrecht

Retiree CO I Mike McConnell
Retiree CO I Mike McConnell

Med Tech Anna McDonald

CO I Aaron Brandon

CO I Anthony Harrington

CO I Lloyd Jones

CO I Danyell Scates

CO I Laura England

CO I Alyssa Lockhart

CO I Kalee Ontis

CCM Brook Robinson

CCM David Webb

CO I Lawrence Strickland

Promotions

“Andy” James – FUM (from FRDC)

Christine Gilmore, CCMI

Lavanna Templeman, CCMI

Retiree Mike Shepherd
Retiree Mike Shepherd

Morgan Windmiller, CCMI

Rebecca Woods, CCMI

David Cutt, IIO/II (to OPS)

Retirements

Mike McConnell, COI

Mike Shepherd, ROI

Ronald White, COI                

Classification Staff Moves

Andy James (FRDC) to FUM

Christine Gilmore to CCMI

Lavanna Templeman to  CCMI

Morgan Windmiller to CCMI

Rebecca Woods to CCMI

Retiree Ronald White
Retiree Ronald White

Town Hall Report

Six staff members attended town hall meetings on April 23. Items discussed were offender UA’s, vulnerability of new staff concerning avoidable contact, introduction of contraband into the institution and how to confront it, various vacancies, recommendations for more pat searches, security threat groups, new offender rules and the pending employee pay plan.

Important Dates

4/4/19 – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch visited NECC and interviewed a number of new staff members. A very positive article was published in the newspaper as a result of their visit.

4/5/19 – The NECC Personnel Club hosted a staff fish fry

4/12/19 – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week was recognized with a ceremony in the IAC building. A total of $5511.05 was raised between the staff and offender organizations, which was split equally between BACA, Avenues and NECAC.