PLC Inside Scoop | 1st Quarter 2021
Welcome 2021! New Year, New Outlook
2020 was a unique and challenging year for many, if not all. But 2020 also demonstrated our ability to adapt and even thrive through change. Progressive Life Center, Inc. (PLC) continues to deliver positive outcomes because of our team’s hard work. You drive our success!
Let’s make a commitment that 2021 will be the start of the best years to come, whether that means contributing more to your community, quitting unhealthy habits or excelling in your career. We have a lot to be thankful for, and we have learned a lot.
Every new year is a bundle of new opportunities to perform and grow. Let us make 2021 a year to remember!
Clinical Training | 2/11
Open Enrollment | 2/24
CPR/First Aid Training | 2/25
FAMCare Rollout – TBA
Maya Avery, FP Case Manager
Prince George’s Office
Christianne Brennan, FP Bilingual
Prince George’s Office
Blake Prather, IT Director
Charles Evans, Chief Operating Officer
Shameka Gibbs | Jan. 3
Reginald Miller | Jan. 5
Autumn Perry | Jan. 8
Vonsheika Brown-Scott | Jan. 24
Rose Cesar | Jan. 29
Kianga Bunch-Thompson | Jan. 30
Gladwell Muigai | Feb. 5
James Simmons | Feb. 10
Serwa Akoto-Somiah | Feb. 12
Michael Little | Feb. 22
Taraya Wright | Feb. 25
Jessica Ghiraldi | Feb. 25
Jenien Carter | Feb. 27
Nana Anaman | Mar. 7
Mohamed Alhedai | Mar. 8
Tedrina Aitkins | Mar. 19
Kwame Poku | Mar. 19
Evette Clarke | Mar. 30
Alison Levy | Mar. 31
Caron Henson | Jan 6
Mohamed Alhedai | Jan. 6
Tommie Wilkins | Jan. 6
Vonsheika Brown-Scott | Jan. 13
A Word from Human Resources
The Office of Human Resource would like to extend kudos to the PLC staff for their professional telework efforts in complying with the transitioning and accommodating vendor with business as usual.
Additionally, we would like to thank Dr. Laurence Jackson and his Risk Management team for the generous correspondences involving staff wellness and safety (telework plan) and pre-screening (QR code) as it relates to COVID-19.
The Accounting Department and Human Resources has diligently worked on the implementation of the ADP Workforce Now tool. The next phase to be rolled out is BENEFITS. You will be able to enroll, make your changes and
upload your documents in ADP. Please continue utilizing ADP WFN for all of your inquiries regarding pay, leave,
supplemental deductions and W-2 info.
With the start of a new year and the first quarter, it is imperative you remember to submit your updated Annual File Checklist documents (Please keep a copy for your own personal file.).
Lastly, we would like to encourage you to invite other professionals to join our team. Resumes can be emailed directly to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, or employment opportunities can be found on PLC’s Career page:
A New Chief In Town
Charles Evans, Regional Director DC Operations & Soon-to-be Chief Operating Officer
Charles Evans, who has served as PLC’s Washington, DC Regional Director since 2014, has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), a newly created position. While he will continue to serve as Regional Director, in his new role as COO, Charles will oversee PLC’s day-to-day and strategic administrative and operational functions beginning on March 1, 2021. His efforts will strengthen the agency’s internal business systems, quality controls and efficiencies, reinforcing the foundation on which our important work relies.
“PLC is very near and dear to my heart. I have a tremendous amount of respect for its leadership and staff and the work we do for our clients and families. I look forward to partnering with PLC’s leadership to support our work and Dr. Jackson’s vision for the agency.” – Charles Evans
Charles earned a Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. His many certifications include Certified Professional Coach, Situational Leadership and PLC’s NTU Engagement Model for Supervision. He is a volunteer faculty member at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, served as an adjunct professor at Trinity University, and was a fellow at The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and the Association of Black Foundation Executives.
Charles has more than 20 years of growth experience as a program and operations manager in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. In his role as Regional Director, Charles has elevated PLC’s DC presence, managing a variety of programs serving youth and families. He currently provides managerial oversight to our Community Program Initiative, coordinating a continuum of community-based service providers who support court-involved youth and their families.
Join us in congratulating Charles on his new position!
In this first quarter issue of the Inside Scoop, we are featuring one of our amazing Case Managers, Maya Avery from the Prince George’s County, MD office. Listen in!
Administrative Services and Quality Improvement Survey 2020
It is the start of a new year and time to reflect on the year that has passed. At Progressive Life Center, Inc., we do that with the Administrative services Survey and the Quality Improvement Survey. These surveys are also very important because they are used during the Council on Accreditation (COA) renewal process. These are to be completed by ALL employees in every PLC office. Upon return of your survey, you will be entered into a raffle with a grand prize worth $100!
Be on the lookout for the survey which will be delivered via Survey Monkey in the coming weeks.