January 03, 2018
Each year, Emergent employees spend a significant amount of time and effort improving the communities in which we live and work, educating tomorrow’s scientific leaders, advancing global health, sustaining our environment and protecting those who protect us. In keeping with our commitment to volunteerism, each year we recognize the top three employee volunteers from each regional program who have gone above and beyond in their charitable efforts through our Dollars for Doers program. This program enables Emergent Doers to direct a company donation to a community charity of their choice.
Join us in congratulating the top 2017 Doers at each Emergent site:
Bayview (Baltimore, MD)
1. Scott Kelly
2. Heather VanBergen
3. Sharlene Clinton
Scott Kelly, Senior Manager of upstream manufacturing, has volunteered 278 hours with the Boy Scouts of America this year. For his Dollars for Doers donation, Scott selected Donor’s Choose, an organization that allows donors to help classrooms in need, so students can have the tools and experiences they need for a successful education.
Camden (Baltimore, MD)
1. Dean Babcock
2. Henry Schea
3. Wilfred Mateo and Cristina Dietz
Dean Babcock, Process Maintenance Manager, spent more than 130 hours volunteering with the James Creek Swim Team in 2017. Dean chose Girls on the Run Triangle’s Annual Scholarship Fund to receive his Dollars for Doers donation. This organization encourages girls to recognize their strengths as individuals and celebrate their connections with others.
Montgomery County, MD/Washington DC
1. Pearl Parker
2. Nita Armstrong
3. Sharon Bernstein
Pearl Parker, Executive Administrative Assistant, volunteered 305 hours this year at several organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team. For her Dollars for Doers donation, Pearl chose the Delta Research and Education Foundation, a public charity supporting scholastic achievement, public service programs and research initiatives focused on African American women.
1. Maegan Payne
2. Jason Matteson
3. Jeff Heeschen
Quality Control Environmental Monitoring Analyst, Maegan Payne, spent 237 hours volunteering with the Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) in 2017. CAHS promotes the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education and example. In addition to volunteering with this organization, Maegan chose CAHS’ Behavioral Department to receive her Dollars for Doers donation.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1. Poly Shinkarik
2. Delaine Russo
3. Samantha Erichsen
Poly Shinkarik, Manager, Programs, volunteered 86 hours in 2017 with numerous organizations, including the South Winnipeg Hockey Association, Habitat for Humanity, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Siloam Mission. Poly asked to share her Dollars for Doers donation among two charities: The Salvation Army of Manitoba, which is one of the largest non-governmental direct providers of social services in Canada and The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, which ensures that every child is treated at the Children’s Hospital.
This year, the Dollars for Doers program has helped Emergent more than double its goal of 5,023 volunteer hours. As a company, we’ve officially surpassed 50 percent participation—a first and another record-breaking year for eGIVE!
We’d like to extend a big “thank you” to the top Doers in 2017 and to all Emergent employees who volunteered throughout the year. Collectively, our efforts will have a large and lasting impact on the individuals who live and work in our communities.