Health & Human Services Employee of the Month

December 2021 & January 2022 Employees of the Month - Kaylyn Sayen & Ellen Tschimperle

Kaylyn Sayen & Ellen Tschimperle
Our December & January Employees of the Month are Ellen Tschimperle and Kaylyn Sayen. Ellen is our Adult Foster Care Licensor. Kaylyn is an Adult Outreach Social Worker II. Both joined Wright County in 2015. This past summer HHS was made aware of a facility’s very serious concerns related to client safety and lack of services. The physical plant itself was also in violation of numerous fire safety codes. The concerns became an emergency when the owners decided to close their doors in 6 days, leaving 25 persons without services or a home. Ellen and Kaylyn took immediate action, meeting with individuals to provide information and service planning with them. They worked diligently until each person had a safe plan, which was exactly what was needed in an incredibly short period of time. Their nominator states: “You and your team did amazing and fast work to ensure that the needs of these clients are being met. I am so grateful to have Outreach Social Workers for a situation such as this! It felt very “gold star” standard to be able to let folks know that our Outreach Team was on it! A good way to measure the quality of our work is to ask ourselves if this is how we would want our own loved ones treated if they were receiving our services. I would absolutely, in a heartbeat, choose this team to care for my loved ones based on how well you all handled this!” Another nominator wrote: “we are proud of the Dream Team! And so thankful for your resourcefulness and determination to jump in and see this through in such short order. Thank you for the wonderful teamwork!! Thank you, Ellen and Kaylyn and congratulations to you both on being our HHS December & January Employees of the Month!