Awards & Recognition

Since 1973, WVADS, Inc. and its staff have received countless awards and special recognitions for their service, dedication, and contributions to the field of addiction. Some of these notable accomplishments
and achievements are:

  • On August 10, 2009, the Board of Directors held a naming ceremony and renamed the 437 North Main Street offices to the Carmen F. Ambrosino Professional Office Building in honor of his dedicated years of service to the agency; June 1, 1973 to present.
  • International MARKIE Award for treatment and prevention/education
  • Veterans of Vietnam War, Inc. National Community Service Award
  • Over 10 staff have received the “Superior Service Award” given annually by Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Drug and Alcohol Program Executive Commission
  • Who’s Who In The World
  • Medal of Freedom
  • Directory of Distinguished Americans
  • Pennsylvania Community Providers Association Staff Retention Recognition

Directory of Distinguished Service

These employees, past and present, have earned enshrinement into the agency’s “Directory of Distinguished Service” for twenty (20) plus years of dedicated and distinguished service to our agency:

Carmen F. Ambrosino
1973 – Present

John P. Zezza
1978 – Present

Lynn E. Barto
1984 – 2008

C. Ross Livingstone
1989 – 2012 (retired)

Susan Mizenko
1990 – Present

Charles L. Cometa
1975 – 1999 (deceased)

Jeanne M. Zbierski
1979 – Present

Cathy Terwilliger
1988 – Present

Lori Mrochko
1989 – Present

Cammie Anderson
1991 – Present

“No Person Was Ever Honored For What They Received;
Honor Has Been The Reward For What They Gave”

— Calvin Coolidge