Honoring 30 years of service: Lillian Wilson

Bancroft staff member Lillian Wilson recently celebrated her 30th anniversary with the organization.

Lillian currently works in our pediatric residential program – and is a previous winner of Bancroft’s Maggie Award, which recognizes employees who exemplify our core values.

To recognize her amazing milestone, we asked Lillian a few questions about her memories of the organization through the years.

What made you first join the Bancroft team?

Lillian, center, is celebrated by her team.

In 1990, my father was a van driver at the Training and Transition Center for Adults with Autism.  He said there was an opening. I started new staff orientation on May 8, 1990.

What is your fondest memory about working here?

My fondest memory was in 2007, when I won the Maggie Award. We were in a manager’s meeting and I was caught completely off-guard when my name was called. They told me I had the most genuine surprised look on my face.

How have you seen the organization change and evolve over time?

The organizational change has been phenomenal, from my NSO (new staff orientation) on the grass outside of Farrington Hall to virtual recerts,  The move to Mt. Laurel and the growth from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.  It’s wonderful to see we went from four-digit staff ID numbers to five-number ID numbers. To me it says we have so many more employees than we did in 1990.

What are you most proud of in your 30 years of working at Bancroft?

I am most proud of not giving up. No matter the circumstance or weather event, I was a person my supervisors, staff and team members could count on.

Congratulations, Lillian! 

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