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A great place to work: Eye Institute again recognized for inclusivity

After recently receiving the University of Rochester’s Presidential Award as the University’s most inclusive workforce, the Eye Institute again accepted kudos for its commitment to providing career paths for the entire spectrum of society. In late October, the Rochester Center for Disability recognized FEI as a regional winner for inclusivity during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. FEI Access Center & Referral Coordination Manager, Krystina Maloney, received notice of the honor that was given to FEI for her commitment to providing a workplace environment that embraces uniquely abled employees. FEI was nominated by ACCES-VR, one of a number of agencies who support workplace diversity as a member of the Rochester Area Employment Network, which sponsored the awards.

Maloney accepted the award alongside of FEI Chair David DiLoreto and Administrator JosephFEI team accepts inclusivity award Gabriel at a ceremony where more than a dozen organizations, from large to small, were honored for creating welcoming environments for physically, cognitively, and emotionally challenged workers. Maloney, who manages a staff of nearly 20 essential employees—each of whom ensure that patients receive appointments and access to FEI doctors—takes pride in creating an environment of kindness that supports a diverse and high-performing team.

“I manage with my heart,” Maloney said. “I think of all of my team members as individuals without limits as to what they are or can be.”

DiLoreto was thrilled to see the Eye Institute continue building its reputation as an organization that embraces diversity, stating that the award as another milepost along FEI’s road to creating a culture of inclusivity and credits Maloney for her commitment to this effort.

“Krystina’s leadership has helped to turn her group in into a top functioning team at the Eye Institute,” he said. “She does this through constant work on developing a positive, trusting and inclusive culture. I am proud to have her on our team and grateful to all our employees for dedication to our goal of creating a welcoming environment where we can all realize our full potentials.”

Stephen Kofron | 11/7/2022

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