Pam Thomason, a highly respected senior low vision care specialist and one of the stars of Disability Action Center, has decided to retire and move on to the next chapter in her life.
“Her many, many OIB consumers are going to miss her terribly, as will all of us,” said DAC executive director Evan LeVang. “Pam has worked very hard for many years and I know that her granddaughters and her family & friends will be very happy to spend more time with her.”
Thomason will be honored at the monthly DAC staff meeting May 30 in Redding.
She has over 20 years of experience in her field, making many lasting friendships among her professional contacts.
In the past month alone, Thomason said she has serviced over 100 consumers with her consistent commitment to quality, many through in-home visits that can lead to some long drives.
What has been her successful philosophy?
“I just try to be myself: caring and compassionate, along with a sense of humor,” she said. “When I leave their home, I feel like they are a friend. I am going to miss the people. It’s been very rewarding to help the seniors who have been isolated because of their lack of vision.”
Thomason also credited the DAC staff and management for their support through the years.
“Pam has consistently operated at an elite level in terms of both quantity and quality,” LeVang added. “I would say that Pam’s most valuable skill is her ability to stay consistent: to provide the highest quality service to her consumers, and to be a steady, trustworthy and productive team member when things are going well … and when things aren’t going so well. I would like to take thiSs opportunity to thank Pam, from the bottom of my heart, for her time with us at DAC. I wish her all the happiness and joy she can possibly have in her retirement.”