Our Employee of the Month for January 2020 is Marissa Paesano!
Marissa began working at Caring Communities in February of 2018. As a Medical Case Manager, she assists clients living with HIV. She loves making a difference in people’s lives and the community at large by helping clients meet their goals. Marissa enjoys being a positive influence in others’ lives and has been drawn to this type of work since high school.
Prior to joining Caring Communities, Marissa completed a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Pre-Art Therapy. She also worked with Community Counseling Services as a TSS worker and Program Specialist for their Day Program. She is always looking for ways to integrate her art therapy skills into her current work, so often times you will find her leading thoughtful crafting activities at our client events.
In her free time, Marissa regularly goes back to her Studio Art roots by crafting: painting, diamond painting, and quilling to name a few. She’s also found an interest in tarot, birth charts and yoga, but don’t let the calmness of those activities fool you—she’s not afraid to get rowdy and physical with her roller derby team!
Congratulations again to Marissa! What a great way to start 2020!