By Catherine Durkin and Kristen Aguirre
For the past 18 years Tina Stendardo wakes up, gets ready, and heads to work, where she strives to help people with intellectual disabilities do the exact same thing. Enhancing the lives of others with special needs is her passion, which correlates with the values of Misericordia.
Stendardo is the developmental training director at Misericordia, a not-for-profit corporation that houses individuals with developmental disabilities. As the developmental training director, she oversees the work programming at the organization. Stendardo has worked with Misericordia for almost two decades, and says her experience has been anything short of “wonderful.”
“As corny as it sounds there is such a family feel here,” Stendardo said. “For an organization who has 1,000 employees and 600 residents and so many things coming and going, there really is a nice family feel at Misericordia.”
Podcast: Tina Stendardo discusses how Misericordia allows its residents to feel like they belong in this world and are part of a special community.