Valley Health Services names top employee

Danielle Rickard was recently named Valley Health Services’ employee of the first quarter 2020.

Rickard is the payroll clerk-human resources assistant and has been an integral member of the human resources department since May of 2016.

In 2009, as a high school senior, Rickard worked in the dietary department at VHS. After high school, she relocated to Florida but then returned to New York state in 2014 and back to VHS’ dietary department.

Rickard earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in accounting at Herkimer College. She is working on obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Empire State College, where she is majoring in business management and economics with a concentration in human resource management.

Rickard has been an integral member of the HT team, and recently played a key leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The powers that be want to see employees succeed, and having a good attitude will help in getting you noticed.” Rickard said. She resides in Dolgeville with fiancé, Caleb Comstock; dogs, Maya, Amora and Dublin, and one cat, Iris.

Photo: Rickard