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Hartwood March Greetings
We trust you are doing well and enjoying the first warmth of spring. It was a cold winter, but now it is time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather that our area enjoys this time of year. Our residents are happy to put away their coats and partake in the fresh air. WE appreciate you and your support as always!
Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated.
Spotlight on a Hartwood Employee
Apuzo Ibe
Human Resources Manager (HRM), Apuzo Ibe, who was hired on 4/29/2008 and worked in our group homes as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) for her first three years of employment with Hartwood. Apuzo was then hired/promoted into the vacant HRM position and has remained a vital member of our senior management team since. Having worked as a DSP, Apuzo brought a working understanding of the unique challenges a direct care worker experiences in the field and the requisite skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to be successful in that position (as she was) to her new position. That experience made her uniquely qualified and adept at screening job applicants and, once hired, supporting new employees through the onboarding and orientation processes to ensure they got off to a good start as new Hartwood team members. Apuzo is very much family-oriented and enjoys spending time with her siblings and parents when not at work.

Thank you for all you do for Hartwood and the residents, Apuzo!
Mark your calendars!
The 20th annual Hartwood Open is set for Thursday, June 23rd at Westfield Golf Course. Sponsorship opportunities are available and book your foursomes now - contact AJ Oskuie at AJOskuie@hartwoodfoundation.com or 703.981-4911

Thank you for your continued support of our fun event!
Enclosed is a link to a fantastic article drafted by State Senator Emmet Hanger in support of rate increases that will in turn support our residents appropriately:
While the General Assembly is poised to pass budget amendments which will help us to address the workforce crisis, our advocacy work is not over. Please reach out to your local delegate and voice support for this increase. Your support is greatly appreciated and we thank you for advocating in behalf of our Hartwood residents.
Are you ready for some fun...in person...Then join us in a Wine Tasting Event on
Thursday, May 12th from 5:30pm-8:30pm
at Vienna Vintner
Details on the wines, silent auction items and much more in this can't miss funfest are forthcoming.

Slots can be reserved by and questions answered by AJ Oskuie.
Email: AJOoskuie@hartwoodfoundation.com or phone: 703-981-4911.
While the virtual events were a blast, getting together in person will be a breath of fresh air. Thank you all who supported our virtual wine tastings!
Hope to see all of you on Thursday, May 12th!
Thank you for being a part of the Hartwood Family!
3702 Pender Dr. Suite 410
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-273-0939