A quality home is the foundation
of society & community

A quality home is the foundation of society & community

The Director’s Spotlight

The Director’s Spotlight

Welcome to the Director’s Spotlight Recognition Program!

What is Director’s Spotlight?

The Director’s Spotlight is an important way for folks in the greater Rockford area to learn about all the amazing work the RHA Team members perform daily. This acknowledgment involves recognizing something at the core of every employee: Their passion, which is the foundation of our Core Values.

Why is Director’s Spotlight important?

The Rockford Housing Authority Leadership Team believes in the genuine values of our organization. These values touch everything we do on a daily work basis. They consist of Ten Core Values, which are fundamental to us. They are the cornerstone of the Rockford Housing Authority. We put them at the forefront of every plan, event and project we do, because we care about our employees, our residents, our strategic partners and the greater Rockford community.

RHA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT GRAND PRIZE WINNERS 2020

RHA celebrated at their annual employee holiday party, virtually via zoom. During the party, the results for the Directors Spotlight Grand Prize Winners were announced.  These awards are the objective of the Directors spotlight, that was introduced in 2020, for the participation of all employees throughout the year, to recognize fellow workers going above and beyond their duties, exhibiting a willingness to help out, not only with coworkers, but residents, and the community they serve. Each month, the employees are asked to nominate their fellow workers for acts observed throughout the month.

RHA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT GRAND PRIZE WINNERS 2020

RHA celebrated at their annual employee holiday party, virtually via zoom. During the party, the results for the Directors Spotlight Grand Prize Winners were announced.  These awards are the objective of the Directors spotlight, that was introduced in 2020, for the participation of all employees throughout the year, to recognize fellow workers going above and beyond their duties, exhibiting a willingness to help out, not only with coworkers, but residents, and the community they serve. Each month, the employees are asked to nominate their fellow workers for acts observed throughout the month.

During this inauguration year, there was a 7-way tie for first place on receiving the most nominations! Due to the overwhelming circumstances and challenges that  2020 has brought to our team, the executive team felt that it was fitting to award each first place nominee with the grand prize of $1,000 instead of dividing it! Congratulations to: Eunice Green, Lisa Olson, Stephanie Penix, Chuck Doyle, Troy Hadie, and Justin Espinoza.
 
Of course, none of this would be possible without the recognition and nominee submission from fellow coworkers. Congrats to Lynn Feirn, who won for submitting the most nominations during the year and received a $500 prize!
 
January will start a new year of nominations for one person each month to be acknowledged, with awards provided at the end of 2021.

RHA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT OCTOBER 2022

Ms. Felice Woitynek’s has been an RHA team member since 2017. Beginning her career as the property manager of the Brewington Oaks development, Felice was an integral part of the successful relocation of the residents. As she transitioned to the North Main and Olesen development, Felice maintained the mentality of always prioritizing the resident’s needs. Ensuring she was available to assist them with their needs and make them feel like they were a part of her family. All while ensuring that her team stayed focused on management and maintenance compliance with integrity and, more importantly, compassion.

Because of her dedication to her role and the people she served, Felice was promoted to the Housing Policy Manager role in May of 2022. Although Felice is new to this role, she “consistently finds time to help her co-workers and the other departments.

Her willingness to assist others and her commitment to the agency goals is unequaled.” States Lynn Feirn, LIPH Program Manager. Lynn further states that Felice “ is extremely organized and focused on continuously learning and developing best practices to manage routine activities both efficiently and effectively.” Which is one of the characteristics that made her the perfect fit for her new role. We are very proud to have Felice as a member of our team and appreciate that she holds this agency and the people we serve in such high regard.Leanna demonstrates the agency’s core values through her knowledge and work ethics. She does extensive research on tasks that have been put in front of her. If she doesn’t know the answer she will find the answer. Leanna is a great asset for the team and we have all learned so much from her.
Leanna is the finance team’s reverse engineer. Leanna truly takes the time to get the job done and tries to make finance work. We are blessed to have her!! Sheila Suggs

What we believe:

The values and guiding attributes we follow are based on our mission and vision of the organization. A quality home is the foundation of society & community: quality home life is the foundation to provide hope and the pathway to our goals. Responsible and respectful people deserve the opportunity to contribute to attaining a comfortable quality home and neighborhood all can take pride in.

We believe, through our most important asset,
the RHA Staff that:

RHA is moving toward and becoming a leader in housing & sustainable communities by developing additional, non-HUD revenue streams, increasing our asset base and offering state of the art resident initiatives. The RHA Leadership Team will continuously acknowledge and recognize the important contributions that individuals have added to the success of the organization through Caring.

Caring, as part of the RHA corporate culture, is a practice for creating conditions that bring out the best in people and situations. It is a method that helps people respond to circumstances in ways that create results that improve one’s quality of life.