Mason Facilities has partnered with Job Discovery Inc. (JDI) for over 20 years and together we have positively impacted the George Mason University community.
JDI is a human services organization that provides employment support opportunities, learning challenges, and job skills development for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nonprofit organization seeks to provide its workers with a stable and rewarding source of income – assisting with individual independence and increased opportunity for independent living.
One way JDI creates opportunities for individuals with disabilities is through physical activities that are both productive and stimulating, such as Mason’s sustainable initiatives. While on Mason’s campuses, students, faculty, and staff have most likely encountered both support staff and part-time employees committed to environmental stewardship for our university campuses and surrounding communities. "Mason's Waste & Recycle program plays a major part of day-to-day operations," said Kevin Brim, Mason Facilities Management Waste Recycle Supervisor.
JDI’s partnership with Mason started as a small team that serviced exterior parking lot trash and recycle cans. The team’s responsibilities soon grew to include working alongside Mason’s classified staff, collecting trash and recyclable materials from buildings on the university’s central and satellite campuses located in Fairfax, Arlington, and Sci-Tech. Over the years, JDI expanded its program to promote growth, increased efforts, and department efficiency.
“We wouldn’t be successful in what we do without the JDI Program, ” said Tan Nguyen, Mason Facilities Recycle worker.
Today, the JDI team consists of a collaborative effort of part-time, support, and classified employees servicing all buildings on the Fairfax campus for all recycle waste streams. "I love how well the JDI team fits in. They have a passion for the work and what they do every day,” said Brim.
"I've worked with this group for a long time," said Wiredu Adade, Mason Facilities Recycling Supervisor. "I'm retiring soon, and I've worked with Mark Ammann the full 20 years I've worked at Mason. He's very dependable at his job." The group’s commitment is reflected in their years of service and explementary work. Mason is grateful for the continued partnership with the JDI team and the positive impact on the Mason Community.
Years Of Service
Mark Ammann: 22 years
Justin Klein: 17 years
Richard Schneider: 15 years
Timothy Corrado: 15 years
Christopher Falls: 14 years
Anees Rehman: 9 years
Scott Starkey: 8 years
Gerald Robinson: 8 years
Lyle Grant: 7 years
Christopher Hilliard: 7 years
Jacob Cisarik: 5 years
Norman Tawil: 5 years
Seung Ho Lee: 4 years
Daniel Thompson: New Hire
Marlon HSU: Training
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