Romina Martins, 2011 Trustees’ Fund Awardee

Program Coordinator
May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation
Brockton, Mass. 

Romina began working as direct care staff for the Brockton Center’s residential program in 2004. In 2006, she was promoted to Assistant Program Coordinator of the Sharon residence; in 2007, she became the Program Coordinator for the residence.

Highly respected by her peers and supervisors, Romina continuously goes above and beyond her job expectations to provide the highest level of service possible to the students in her care, and to improve their quality of life. She currently works with some of the most physically and behaviorally challenging students in the program. She understands them – their behaviors, learning styles, and how their brain injuries affect them. For Romina, it is a priority that her students engage in appropriate activities that will help them build skills and become more independent.

It is also a priority for her to build relationships and collaborate with families. She is in constant contact with families and strives to provide them up-to-date information on their children’s progress and day-to-day activities.

Beyond the care of the students, Romina is also responsible for the overall upkeep of the house. She always strives to make sure that the living area accommodates students’ needs, and that the residence is clean and in good condition.

Romina’s attitude and personality make her extraordinary. She is flexible, hardworking, dependable, positive, and professional. She approaches emergency situations and issues with a calm demeanor, and always treats her staff with respect.

Over the years, her supervisory skills and ability to foster teamwork have helped the program retain many direct care staff.

Romina possesses a unique combination of skills that make her a model employee within the Brockton residential program. She has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues, three of whom nominated her for the Trustees' Award.

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