Birthplace:  Galveston, Texas

Children/ages: Lindsay, 26; Sarah, 22; and three grandchildren, Devon, Erica, and Emma due soon

Education/special training: CAN certification

How long at Passavant/job title:  11 years/certified nurse assistant

Previous work experience: Nursing home and in-home care

Hobbies/special interests: Travel and spending time with my grand babies

Secret ambition: Buy a new house

How I describe myself: Easy going, fun, loving, and caring

Favorites: Holiday: Christmas; Season: Autumn; Artist/Song: Anything by the Zac Brown Band; Vacation: Mount Rushmore; Movie: The Color Purple; Food: Sushi; Part of job: Working with great people

Some of my job responsibilities: Caring for the patient’s needs and providing support for the nurses

Describe a time you went “above and beyond” in your job: Sometimes there are patients without family or that are bored or in need. I’ll go to the Gift Shop and buy them a puzzle book, or maybe a diabetic candy bar to cheer them up.

Why should individuals choose Passavant? We are a small community so when people come here they see familiar faces and it helps them feel more comfortable. We genuinely care about people.

And the nomination said: Glenda is a very dedicated employee. She is always available to assist patients when they need help. She anticipates their needs and fulfills them without being asked. Examples: She keeps water pitchers full/provides bathing supplies, etc. I have never heard her break confidentiality. She refers questions from patients and family members to the R.N. I believe Glenda would make an excellent Employee of the Month due to her delivery of quality patient care.