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Bob Ames of Peckville was among four Allied Services Integrated Health System’s four employees recognized at an annual awards ceremony held in the Graf Community Room at the Luger Rehab Center in Scranton. The Charles Luger Memorial Employee Award recognizes an employee or employees for their outstanding commitment and dedication to Allied Services and their embodiment of the organization’s ideals and mission.

Ames has demonstrated a commitment to serving individuals with disabilities. He began his career as director of accounting before being promoted to executive director of Vocational Services.

Today, as vice president of community services, Ames oversees staff and programs that deliver a wide variety of vital services across northeastern and central Pennsylvania. These include the Behavioral Health Division, Developmental Services Division, Vocational Division and Waiver Coordination Services. Combined, these programs provide people with intellectual, physical and mental health conditions with life-changing tools and support services.

Ames is a former Board Member of Unique Source, former president of the Provider Council of Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, and is a member of Source America and Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA).

Reflecting on the award, Ames drew attention to his staff, the strength of his team and their dedication to those they serve. He remarked on their personal commitment and their willingness to do whatever it takes to help everyone live their best lives.

Other honorees include: Jeff Snyder of South Abington Township, director of operations, Burnley Employment and Rehabilitation Center; Margy Fiscus of Scranton, director of vocational services, Allied Services Integrated Health System; and Lori Ashman-Williams of Jefferson Township, clinic director, Allied Services Dickson City Rehab Center.