Rita has always had a natural compassion for people, especially those going through difficult times. Rita’s compassion for others has evolved to an even greater degree during her 15 years with the Public Administrator’s Office through her interaction with families and individuals going through loss, hurt and confusion.
Rita has listened to, talked to and served many families, concerned friends, co-worker’s, fellow church members and neighbors who have lost a loved one in our community, who are hurting, concerned or confused. There are many different emotions and needs that arise in these difficult times and she, like many other dedicated staff members, have offered compassion and condolences by listening and providing Public Administrator services or, based on experience and knowledge, directing individuals to other resources available within the community.
Due to volume of workload for the small staff within the office, the Public Administrator’s team is unable to spend considerable time on each call with a family, but efforts must be taken to ensure the families and others are heard and their concerns addressed to the best level possible, and compassion is shown. Rita believes a supportive work environment enables experienced and caring staff to provide necessary assistance and services with compassion.