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OCO employee Tina Eusepi receives prestigious Amelia Whelahan Award

OCO has honored its Workforce Collaboration Manger Tina Eusepi the agency’s prestigious Amelia Whelahan Leadership Award.

Eusepi began her career at OCO in 2005 and has held a variety of positions. Since 2018, Eusepi has been the Workforce Collaboration Manager overseeing workforce services. In that role Eusepi facilitates weekly meetings with partners and other providers in order to collaborate on service delivery and assure that the needs of individuals and families are being met

She has led her team through service expansion and changes including the offering of rental assistance during the pandemic. She has also worked with external partners such as Workforce Development and CiTi BOCES to standardize soft skills training and ensure that those skills will be offered by those partners as well as two new Literacy Zones in the county.

“Tina is an active leader in her community and at OCO,” said Ellen Lazarek, Prevention Services Coordinator with OCO Crisis and Development Services.She brings compassion and understanding to the table to help meet people where they are and to establish meaningful collaborations. Tina leads by example and our team relies on Tina’s skills. I am forever proud of her and her accomplishments. She is a without question a deserving recipient of the Amelia Whelahan award.”

Eusepi has served on several OCO committees including Agency Operations, Employee Event, Strategic Planning, PR & Marketing, C&DS Training, and the Community Schools Advisory Committee. Currently she is a key organizer of the county’s anti-poverty committee, LIFT, and is a leader in the Fulton Block Builders, Reimagine Fulton and the budget committee for the Fulton City School District.

“Tina demonstrates high standards for honesty, integrity and transparency,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “She successfully navigates difficult conversations while always considering people, organizations and relationships when making and implementing decisions. It’s an honor to recognize Tina with most deserving award.”

Presented annually, and selected by the Board of Directors, OCO’s Amelia Whelahan Leadership Award recognizes a staff member who has made outstanding contributions to OCO and the Human Services profession. The award is given in the memory of Amelia Whelahan, a dedicated and committed member of the OCO family for many years. Whelahan served on the agency’s Board of Directors, its Planning and Evaluation Committee, and as its President. For Whelahan’s many contributions and accomplishments, the Board of Directors recognizes her memory by honoring a distinguished employee with this award each year.

Here, Diane Cooper-Currier (right) presents Eusepi  with the Amelia Whelahan Leadership Award.

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