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Employees Recognized for Commitment and Outstanding Service

For Immediate Release

January 16, 2014



Contact: Jocelyn Hunter
Director of Communications
(202) 454-6422, office


Employees Recognized for Commitment and Outstanding Service

January 16, 2014, Washington, DC – Recently, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) recognized Claire Posteraro as Employee of the Year and James Dietz and Stephen Martin as Contract Employees of the Year. These employees were honored for their outstanding service to client delivery and overall dedication to CLB. Claire Posteraro is the Orientation & Mobility Specialist assigned to District of Columbia’s Public Schools. James Dietz and Stephen Martin, Project Support Analysts, at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration office located in Rockville, MD.

James and Stephen were honored with the Customer Service Excellence Award at the 2013 Food and Drug Administration Office of Operations Honor Awards Ceremony. The work performed daily by Claire, James, and Stephen is integral to CLB’s mission, and additionally, their roles are critical to the continued efficiencies of their dedicated work places. Claire, James, and Stephen’s honors are in part due to their time and quality of service, previous recognitions by management with a Certification of Appreciation at quarterly staff meetings, and overall above level performance and productivity.

Tony Cancelosi, President and CEO, of CLB, said, “Our investments in credentialed staff is for the purpose of serving our clients well and efficiently as well as rendering quality work on our contracts, and these honors are to express our gratitude to these recipients and overall appreciation for all of our employees.”


About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)
CLB serves people of all ages who are blind, low vision, or deaf-blind living in the Washington, D.C., region, by providing vision-health screenings, independent living skills training, support groups, retraining, and job counseling and placement. Among the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, 17% of them have visual impairments. CLB partners with government and private agencies to retrain and employ these wounded warriors. Independence is our vision. For more information, please visit our website at www.clb.org.