Patricia Armstrong

That is easy – my current boss, Ms. Jessica DeMarais, is the best leader I have ever worked for. She sets a high standard and expects nothing less from her staff. She is always available to listen and answer questions. Her guidance on tough issues is very helpful in resolving issues quickly. When a staff member has family concerns, she is very accommodating in allowing time off. Another really great quality is her attention to balancing the workload among her staff. She does not hesitate to shift duties or ask other staff members to help a co-worker out during a high workload period. We all have a lot on our plates and she knows it and often says “thank you” when we get things done. Just a simple “thank you” every now and then goes a long way.