***image1*** Norwalk, CT - Effective, January 19, 2016 Diamond Sead was hired as Office Administrator of the Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Center, a program of the Human Services Council, at Brien McMahon High School. “We are very excited to welcome a former Brien McMahon student and Norwalk native to the HSC team”, said Anthony DiLauro, Executive Director of the Human Services Council. Program Director, Kari Pesavento, supervised Diamond over the past six months and had this to say: “Diamond came to the Human Services Council as an intern eager to learn how she could help support Children’s Connection but quickly took on a leadership role within the program. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious as she directed volunteers and other interns with their assignments at our Touch a Truck Event and Holiday Toy Drive while maintaining her day to day responsibilities. She is a true asset to our program!”
Diamond’s advisor at Norwalk Community College, Carol Harker, added: “Through her field placement at the Human Services Council, Diamond has exemplified the kind of student we want to see in the Human Services Program - someone who has shown mastery of the academic skills and now is able to enter the field and utilize those skills as she begins her career path in helping people.”
Diamond expressed: “I never would have thought that I would be working for the organization that helped me so much throughout my high school years, especially during my pregnancy in my junior year. The Health Center not only provided me with medical help but great counseling in my toughest times. I am now finishing up my final semester at Norwalk Community College. If it wasn't for their Human Services Degree program, I would never have had this opportunity. Between NCC and my internship at the Human Services Council, both organizations have set me on a great career path. HSC has welcomed me into their family and are preparing me for my journey, I will forever be grateful for that.”
Director of the School Based Health Centers, Carlos Reinoso Jr.: “I am very pleased with the decision we made to offer Diamond an opportunity to work at one of our School Based Health Centers. She was one of the strongest candidates we interviewed. What truly impressed me was her passion and love for the School Based Health Centers. Diamond knows first-hand what one of our Centers did for her during her high school years at Brien McMahon and so she naturally has a real appreciation for our Centers and all they offer. I am personally very proud of Diamond’s journey from being a health center student/patient, to attending college in pursuit of a career in Human Services and ultimately being hired to work in the field she’s most passionate about, due to her wanting to give back. Diamond’s story is one that truly represents what non-profit work is all about!”
To learn more about The Human Services Council, the Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers and all of our programs, please visit: www.hscct.org; www.facebook.com/humanservicesct; or https://twitter.com/HSCNorwalk
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