During this pandemic, our Cape Fox Corporation employees who are on the front lines have truly shined a light on the hard work of our employees and the critical work they do everyday. Two of those employees, Concentric Methods employees Carol Lake and Ly-Lan Bergeron, who are part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Technical and Other Professional Services (STOPS) Program, showed compassion and initiative by volunteering their services. They took the lead, and Cape Fox is awarding them with a Cape Fox Employee Recognition Tinàa Award. The Tinàa Award is given to employees who have gone above and beyond their roles. Cape Fox recognizes their notable contributions to their work and the company.
Concentric Methods employee, Carol Lake, understood early the need for help from capable front-line workers and volunteered her services to assist the COVID Response Team. She helped the team with COVID swabbing and learning about telephone triage for symptomatic employees. Multiple times a week, she would support the COVID Response Team in addition to performing her contract duties. Carol has been an active volunteer, having given her time helping at food banks, diaper distributions, and flu vaccine clinics. Carol said of her desire to help, “…this pandemic was different. I was new to NIH, and I still trying to fit in. Working at the testing center made me feel like I was helping, part of the team, and doing what was needed to help others.” We thank you, Carol, not just for your hard work as a Concentric Methods employee and the new telework environment, but for volunteering your time on the front lines of the pandemic to help those you can.
Like Carol, Concentric Methods employee Ly-Lan Bergeron also volunteered on the front-line of the pandemic. After the pandemic forced many contractors to have to telework, NIH reached out for volunteers. Ly-Lan was among one of the early volunteers to help. She helped screen NIH employees for COVID. As she stated, “I felt I was able to contribute to helping with this pandemic in a very small way.” She assisted the clinical research mission of the NIH during the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes to continue to do so in the future. We applaud her initiative and cooperation. Thank you, Ly-Lan.
Cape Fox is honored to shine a spotlight on both of these women. Their hard work and unquestionable compassion are representative of the Cape Fox idea of community. We hope everyone joins us in thanking them.