March Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Training Coordinator, MaryKate Lesar, for being voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for March!

MaryKate has been with VSS since February 1, 2021. She works under the special training grant VSS was awarded back in January.  Under this grant, MaryKate coordinates and plans all training series that we host for Crime Victim Service Center partners across Washington State.  Trainings include topics such as vicarious trauma, hate crimes, working with co-victims of homicide, self-care, cultural awareness and more.  Not only does she meet with experts in the field that present these topics, there is a lot of behind the scenes planning and executing of these trainings that most do not see and it takes a lot of work.  Plus, MaryKate makes one amazing moderator!

Here’s what some of her colleagues said about her:

“MaryKate hosted a great first training series and it was a success because of her =)”

Way to go, MaryKate! Thank you for your dedication to Victim Support Services and helping bring more education opportunities to those that provide services to individuals hurt or harmed by crime so clients can receive the most innovative services possible.  We appreciate you!