May 2019 Employee of the Month

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Janel Brestel, Social Service Designee, Marketing and Resource Development Coordinator

Congratulations to our May Employee of the Month, Janel Brestel.

Janel has been an employee at this facility for 35 years.  She began her career in 1979 as a Nursing Assistant.  Then after high school graduation she attended Mid-Plains Community College and received her License Practical Nurse degree in 1983.  She again joined the staff as LPN Charge nurse for 9 years.  She has filled many shoes in her 35 year career here, Nurse, Activities Director, Social Services Designee, Marketing / Resource Development Director, and friend to all.

Janel lives in Callaway with her husband Rod and has enjoyed volunteering in her community and church through the years.  She and Rod have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren which are true blessings in their lives!  Janel loves listening to music, singing, movies and spending time with family and friends!  She makes a pretty good cinnamon roll, too!!

Her fellow co-workers nominated her for her dedication to this facility.  They said, “Janel is passionate about our facility.  She has been tirelessly working to bring awareness to the Nursing Home Crisis.  At our last All Staff meeting she prepared informational items for the staff to read and created information to send to Gov. Ricketts and Sen. Williams.  Thank you, Janel for your passion!”

When asked why she likes doing what she does, her reply was, “My favorite thing about working at this facility is getting to know the Residents and families through the years.  This is a place I’ve grown up with and have been inspired and touched by these special people.  I’ve made long lasting friendships and have seen generations of staff come through our doors.  I also have felt pride in our community and beyond for their wonderful support for this facility.”

Never lose your passion Janel, you inspire us all to care more and lovingly touch the souls we serve.  Thank you for your service.