That poor employees like Program Specialist II, Ilisa Sacknoff can manipulate the system to gain County employment positions that permit them to cause hardship and suffering to family members of persons placed within County control for mental or physical care.
At Gracedale, Ms. Sacknoff worked under Rita Steller, who managed the Social Services Department at Gracedale. When Ms. Steller was apprised of the many improper comments and rude behavior displayed by the less than desireable employee, nothing was done. There certainly appeared to be a pattern to her improper behavior, so Ross Marcus was then apprised of the situation, and instead of reprimanding her at minimum - he simply provided her a better paying position at Developmental Programs. This was all approved of course by County Executive John Stoffa. In our humble opinion, it seems safe to say that Mr. Stoffa set the example for Mr. Marcus to follow, leading him to believe that doing nothng is possible, because he too has been doing nothing for so many years.
Today, Ms. Sacknoff works under Deputy Administrator for DP, Ann Kline, whom, in our opinion is allowing Ms. Sacknoff to continue her atrocious treatment of relatives of people with mental disorders such as retardation. In the mean time, Ms. Kline has done nothing to correct the behavior, just like Mr. Marcus and Mr. Stoffa.
And what exactly is the mission of DP - To improve the quality of life for people with mental retardation...well, how exactly can they carry out their mission when they're always too busy doing nothing?
And get this...their PROGRAM GOALS are: To support a responsive and flexible system of services and choices that empowers individuals and thier families...WHAT!!! This is expected from the employee who walks around telling members of families "YOU DON"T HAVE A CHOICE.