2020 Employee Milestone Anniversaries

Congratulations to our Life-Skills, Inc. 2020 Milestone Employees!  This year, we have 27 employees who are celebrating milestone anniversaries ranging from 5 to 25 years!  Thank you for your many years of service and continued commitment to Life-Skills, Inc.

To view the Employee Milestone Anniversary Yearbookhttps://life-skillsinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Employee-Milestone-Yearbook-2020.pdf

We are proud to honor the following members of our LSI team:

Celebrating 25 Years
Steve Iwanski
Janet Jolie
David Kline

Celebrating 20 Years
Colette Enno
Eileen Harris
Teresa Mejia
Philomina Toxla

Celebrating 15 Years
Heidi Bow
Pam Collins
Winifred Edwards
Melissa Hurstak
Mindy Haynes
Roxanne Melanson
Diane Mioduszewski
Lori Szostakowski

Celebrating 10 Years
Polly Burlingame
Margaret Dennis
Willard Hutton
Ivy Wetherell

Celebrating 5 Years
Ekow Acquah
Kristin Arce
Shaina Bradshaw
Mariah Miller
Jessica Oliver
Melissa Spinelli
Maria Tineo-Lago
Maria Watson

Happy Direct Support Professional Recognition Week!

Happy “Direct Support Professionals Week”, and how fortunate we are to have such a devoted group of professionals who are dedicating their lives to providing the best support and highest quality of care possible to the intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals we serve.

Throughout this unprecedented time, you have all continued to contribute so much to the lives of our individuals.  The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought many significant challenges, not only to staff, but also to the individuals with whom you work.  Day programs, community outings, personal and social activities all took a backseat due to the threat of contracting the virus.  Yet, our direct care professionals, as well as our therapists, nurses, maintenance personnel, and administrative staff set aside personal fears and continued to come to work.  Whether you were in offices, residences, or in the isolation centers where care was required, you stepped up and provided what was needed.  Many of our other staff who could not report daily, due to health or childcare issues, continued to support our individuals through virtual contacts from mid-March through today.  Your devotion and caring for the individuals in the Life-Skills, Inc. programs has been exceptional.  I have always felt that our staff would go above and beyond to care for the individuals we serve, and during this current crisis you have more than demonstrated that fact to be true.

Thank you to all of our direct care professionals who go above and beyond each and every day – your value and importance to this corporation and to all of the individuals whom we support is beyond measure.


Tom Amick
Chief Executive Officer
Life-Skills, Inc.


*New* Covid-19 Travel Orders

*New COVID-19 Travel Orders* – https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders.  The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help keep transmission levels as low as possible.

We have updated our Life-Skills, Inc. Visitor Screening Forms to reflect these changes, and will be working closely with our employees and visitors to adjust to these new requirements upon return to the state and re-entry in to our programs.