July 11, 2018
Ms. Patricia Losch joined the Goddard Catering Group St. Thomas through the special need employment program in 1996. Her welcoming presence has become a fixture in GCG St. Thomas' Catering Kitchen ever since. It has been 22 years since her arrival.
"Pat" as she is affectionately known completes daily tasks consistently and with pride. She can often be found working studiously in the kitchen wrapping silverware early in the morning. She can be heard joyfully discussing current events with her co-workers or reminding visitors to comply with HACCP regulations. Pat was born in Florida and migrated to St. Thomas where she went to school. She enjoys coming to work, is never out of uniform, and is always on time. Pat is committed to her job and will often contact the General Manager Mr. Jahmal Dyer on her cellphone to inquire about different Airline’s schedule when she is not at work. Once Pat is aware of a policy she will remind you of it when you forget.
"Pat is one of the friendliest residents at Yellow Cedar. She is very open to meeting new people. She engages a lot with the other residents and she keeps us up to date with current events and with what's going on in the community. People tend to shy away from hiring people with disabilities but they don't realize what very dedicated members of the community they are. Every day she is determined to go to work" Aniecia Williams, Yellow Cedar Staff Residential Director and Outreach Services recounts. Pat enjoys shopping, travel, taking care of animals, and going to the local library with friends and often assists in pushing the wheelchairs of other residents of Yellow Cedar.
On Mr. Massiah most recent trip to St. Thomas, President Stewart Massiah had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Losch on her longevity within GCG St. Thomas. The two took photos together to commemorate the occasion. "GCG Group appreciates the dedicated service of Pat over the past 22 years and we are inspired by her positive attitude and dedication to both the company and her job. We support the hiring of special needs persons whenever possible in our organization and Pat is a testament to that commitment" remarked Mr. Massiah.
GCG St. Thomas looks forward to continue working with Ms. Losch for many years to come.