After receiving the prestigious honor of being named the 2018 Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year, Ric Williams, an Extended Family Care employee, deserved a celebration commemorating his distinguished award and accomplishments. Stephen Sternbach, the President and CEO of Star Multi Care, the parent Company of Extended Family Care, spared no expense to show Mr. William his gratitude and pride of the esteemed accolade. “Ric’s hard work and dedication got him this award and he deserves to be celebrated”, Mr. Sternbach stated. “My hope is that each year I will be throwing this event for an Extended Family Care employee because they are the foundation of our Company”, he continued.
The event was held at the Speakeasy in the Omni William Penn and attended by Representatives from Penn Hills, Allegheny County, the Governor’s Office, Pennsylvania Home Care Association, Star Multi Care and Extended Family Care, in addition to Ric’s co-workers, clients, friends and family. In a Proclamation by the Governor’s Office as pictured above, Ric was praised for his “notable dedication to the caregiving profession”.
The Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year award has been sponsored by the Pennsylvania Home Care Association for the past two years and includes a stipend to attend the Forum and luncheon in Harrisburg for each nominee. The winner is revealed concluding the ceremony and includes a $1,000 cash prize and certificate presented by the Secretary of Aging. This year there were a record setting amount of attendees, well over 200, with the hope that the number of nominees will continue to grow each year.
As stated by Mr. Sternbach during his speech and presentation of gifts to Mr. Williams, “Direct Care Workers need to be recognized for their commitment to the frail populations they serve. Although we try to do what we can for each of our employees, they each deserve a prestigious honor similar to the one Ric received this year. We are so proud that he is a part of our Family”, he concluded.
If you or someone you know would like to join the Extended Family Care team or would like more information on becoming a caregiver, please visit www.extendedfamilycare.com or call 412-241-7292.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Home Care Services in Massapequa NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.