New Mesa Program Manager / DCW Instructor
Please Welcome!! Anthony Huynh
Anthony has been promoted from an ABIL Personal Care Assistant Supervisor to the Mesa Program Manager / DCW Instructor. Anthony joined our PAS Department in October 2011 as a Supervisor in Pinal County. He later began supervising PCAs who reported to our Mesa office. Anthony was an outstanding supervisor and demonstrated the ability to move into a management position with ABIL; he is a forward thinker, a good problem solver, very personable, helpful and organized. He will be an asset to our management team.
Farewell to Diane Patton and best of luck in her retirement
Diane began her employment with ABIL in March 1997 as a Personal Care Assistant Supervisor. She was later promoted to a PAS Program Manager / Instructor in the Mesa Office.
Diane is best known for her passion to teach the Direct Care Worker (DCW) Training to our Personal Care Assistance (PCA), ensuring the PCAs have the skills, knowledge and ability to provide a safe and quality service to ABIL consumers, along with a strong focus on the Independent Living Philosophy.
She has worked with the Direct Care Worker Committee for ten years, developing the AHCCCS approved DCW Training and Testing Program for Personal Care Assistance and DCW Instructors throughout the state. She has been the go-to person to work with and test individuals from other home care agency to become approved DCW instructors.
Diane is also known for leading the charge for assisting individuals to register to vote, encouraging PCAs and consumers to let their voices be heard.
Diane has enormous compassion for her staff and consumers. Her uplifting personality, her creativity, her love to plan a great party, and her dedication to her position and the Independent Living Philosophy has made her a valuable ABIL staff member.
She will be missed!
Gwen Dean, PAS Vice President