BY CHRIS PFITZER, DHHS OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
The Marketing Association of Rehabilitation Centers (MARC) honored DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos on Oct. 8 with its Chairman’s Award for her commitment to people with disabilities and her positive impact on provider organizations in western North Carolina.
“Secretary Wos met with MARC in February and explained her commitment to people with disabilities along with her approach to making decisions,” said Michael Maybee, president and CEO of Watauga Opportunities and a member of MARC. “Since then, we have watched her words become actions. We especially like the way she values vocational services and includes providers as business partners in her decisions.”
MARC is a nonprofit that serves people with disabilities throughout western North Carolina. MARC develops and implements collaborative programs that provide vocational education and life skills training, job coaching and supported employment services to people with disabilities and socio-economic disadvantages. Programs are located throughout the service area. MARC was founded in 1978.