Associate of the YearAssociate of the Year

The 2019 honorees have been selected by their community leadership teams based on their unique characteristics and actions. Each person adheres to the mission set forth by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and supports our living joyfully culture. Their contributions have far-reaching implications and for that we are grateful.

Carlos Menendez
Plant Operations Technician

Carlos is very mindful that when he comes to work he is a guest in the residents’ homes. Everyone counts on him in both large and small ways, and he never hesitates to help if someone needs assistance. He is humble, filled with compassion for others, and has a very kind spirit. When the residents found out Carlos won this award a celebration broke out in the hallways!

“Carlos has a strong sense of family, and that translates into the tremendous respect that he shows every resident and associate. But it’s his humility that makes him a great man.”
Dawn Cohn, Executive Director