Yesterday was Beverly Antoine's (most of us know her as Ms. Bev) last day at MHRI; after over 16 years as a trusted and very valued associate Ms Bev has decided to retire and spend more time with her family.
Beverly first started as the Senior Medical Adminstrative Coordinator for Dr. Robert Ratner and later worked with Dr Barbara Howard, the prior president of MHRI. Most recently, Beverly has served as the Executive Administrative Coordinator/Office Manager at UTC. For all those who know her, you know her as as quiet, in the background, but she is a strong force that is two steps ahead in anything she's asked to do.
Miss Bev has been the touchpoint for so many MHRI associates and is a loyal and trusted associate. "Working for MedStar Health Research Institute has been a wonderful learning experience and I will miss everyone," Beverly said.
Joan Bardsley, Assistant Vice President of Scientific Core Services, who has worked with Beverly since the beginning says, "she will navigate until she gets the job done." "She's the ultimate professional" Joan says.
In classic Miss Bev style, she insisted that we not have a celebration or a public recognition of thanks (but did agree to this blog posting!). We honored that wish but did have a chance for a small group of us to give her a thank you gift for her years of service. During that time yesterday, I shared how she exemplifies what we all strive to be and value so much about the colleagues we get to work with - in short, she is the living example of SPIRIT values!
We wish you the greatest amount of enjoyment during your retirement and feel lucky that you agreed to continue to return on occasions to revisit (and help out!) your MedStar family. Thank you and congratulations Ms Bev!