2022 Direct Care Worker Awards

Orange County Department on Aging and the Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) honored thirty-eight individuals for their outstanding service in long-term care on Thursday, November 3rd during a hybrid Direct Care Worker Award ceremony.

Bonnie Hammersley, Orange County Manager, recognized all thirty-eight nominees including six individuals who received the following 2022 SHARP Direct Care Worker awards:

Longevity: Tomilyn Miller – Carol Woods Retirement Community

Rising Star: Tylor Militello – Piedmont Health Services

Client Impact: Kansas Harris – Homewatch Caregivers of the Triangle  

Going the Extra Mile: Aleini Alexandre – Independent Caregiver

Leadership: Cecilia Faucette-Ray – Home Instead 

Direct Care Worker of the Year: Pamela Leak – Piedmont Health Senior Care: PACE Program

About the Event
This event recognizes direct care workers (nurse aides, personal care aides, companion caregivers, etc.) who served clients in Orange County within the past year, making a difference in their clients’ lives on a daily basis and in the community.

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Pamela Leak

2022 Direct Care Worker of the Year

Other Awards

Employers of the award winners were also honored at the virtual ceremony. 2021 SHARP Direct Care Worker awardee employers are as follows:

  • Aegis
  • Elite Health & Wellness, Inc.
  • Carol Woods Retirement Community
  • Charles House Association
  • Homewatch Caregivers of the Triangle
  • Home Instead Senior Care, LiveWell Assisted Living
  • Piedmont Health
  • Piedmont Health Senior Care: PACE Premier Home Health Care Services
  • Right at Home of the Triangle
  • Transitions Life Care
  • Soltys Place
  • Trio Family Resources
  • and individual family caregivers