NIEHS employees and leadership gathered Sept. 26 for the annual Years of Service ceremony, recognizing long-term public servants and retirees. NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., provided opening comments and handed out certificates.
“We’re here to recognize and honor their service and dedication, and most importantly, to thank every single one of you,” Birnbaum said. “When we work for the government, we are ultimately working for the American people.” The length of service represented by this year’s group of honorees totaled 890 years, she said.
NIEHS Executive Director Chris Long emceed the event, recognizing those who have worked for the government 10, 20, 30, and 40 years, as well as those who retired in the past year. Honorees represented all parts of the NIEHS — the Divisions of Intramural Research, Extramural Research and Training, and National Toxicology Program, as well as the Office of Management and Office of the Director.
Those receiving recognition joined guests and colleagues afterward for a reception in the lobby, hosted by the NIEHS leadership.
Yukitomo Arao, Robin Arnette, Julie Bardo, Tonika Barnes, Windy Boyd, David Carter, Troy Deaton, Lindia Engram, Michael Fessler, William Gwinn, Heather Henry, Vanessa Howard, Kembra Howdeshell, Nicole Humphrey, Brad Lackford, Ginger Muse, Joseph Poccia, Julie Rice, Bernard Salter, Daniel Shaughnessy, Cheryl Thompson, Michelle Victalino, Shi-Lan Wu, Hong Xu, Zongli Xu.
William Beard, Ronald Cannon, Scott Cherry, Molly Cook, Wesley Gladwell, John Grovenstein, Gloria Jahnke, Gezell Jones, Roy Reter, Michael Tyson, Xiao-Ping Yang.
Charles Conrad, Sharon Evans, Rickie Fannin, Joan Graves, Esther Hou, Thomas Kirby, Barbara Morse, Kelly Powell, Cynthia Radford, Scott Redman.
Laurie Johnson, Teenette Jones, Kenneth Korach.
Alan Clark, Elizabeth Denholm, Marilyn Ehrenshaft, Christian Erxleben, Rita Hanson, Thomas Hardee, Harvey Gates, David Kinnamont, Annette Kirshner, Teretha Lewis, Deitra Lunney, Laura McGrew, Jerry Phelps.