Sarah Frazzini has been selected for inclusion in the Nationwide Registries Women of Distinction 2022 Honors Edition.
Corvallis, Oregon, January 28th, 2022, Sarah Frazzini has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Nationwide Registries Women of Distinction 2022 Honors Edition for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and professional excellence. Her compassion and expertise set the standard in the industry. She has truly dedicated herself to her profession. Representing the state as one of the best in the country requires talent, experience, and integrity. There is humility and personal touch she adds to her relationship with everyone she does business with, more than the value of her service it’s her way of treating everyone like an extended member of her own family that people remember the most. As a talented disciplined professional, she has maintained a proven track record of quality service, driven by her desire to succeed. During the vetting process it was noted along with her exceptional reputation that she has also maintained a positive peer rating. Her years of service along with her level of expertise and several other factors also contributed to her inclusion. She prides herself on honesty and integrity. She is the kind of professional admired by colleagues and peers alike. Her kindness and willingness to always help others and find solutions to most questions is both exemplary and honorable. She has made her mark on her profession as an expert and will become part of history as one of the top professionals in her field. It is a fact after considerable review she is deemed a true woman of Distinction always practicing with grace and total professionalism.
Sarah began her career working for Benco in 2000 as a Direct Care employee working at one of Benco’s 24-hour residential homes. She graduated with honors from Western Oregon University with her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology and minoring in health. From 2000 – 2007 Sarah worked as a Direct Care employee, Assistant Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator and as the head of Benco’s Alternative to Employment program. In 2007 she became Benco’s company trainer as a certified OIS instructor and FA/CPR instructor. She was then promoted to the Residential Director position while continuing to lead company trainings. In 2013, after a thorough search and application process, Sarah was promoted to Benco’s Executive Director where she has led this non-profit with a values based and person centered approach. In 2021, Sarah graduated from the Coaching for Leaders Leadership Academy after a yearlong intensive leadership study. She is a member of the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition, a member of the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Ethics Committee, and regularly volunteers for West Albany Youth Baseball and numerous local school programs.
“It is quite an honor to be recognized as a Women of Distinction and to be inducted as a lifetime member. Serving others brings me great joy. The fulfillment I receive from a career working for Benco and supporting our employees and those in our services is extraordinary. Illuminating issues within the community and systems that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has proven to be best achieved with a solution-oriented approach. To achieve great things, I have found that putting the needs of people first and learning their unique strengths helps pave the path toward inclusion and high quality of life. It is my goal to ensure that the needs of health, safety, and value are met, and this drives the work that I do every day. Kindness matters and every chance I get, I strive to show that in my interactions. Perhaps, my greatest reward is getting to witness amazing people doing amazing things. That continues to motivate and inspire my work.”