Eric is a Marine, who swore an oath to safeguard the rights of all people to live, work and learn in their communities. Upon his return, Eric was diagnosed with a heart and lung disorder. Unfortunately, the rigors of running the restaurant he owned and managed proved to be too physically demanding on Eric’s weakened heart, and he was forced to sell his ownership in the business and seek employment in a role less taxing on his body.
Then Eric found DePaul Industries, which identified a role for him as a food service supervisor at the Governor Bacon Health Center, through the Ability Network of Delaware (A.N.D.) temporary employment service contract with the state. Two months later, Eric parlayed his temporary job into long-term regular employment at Governor Bacon, where he oversees the dietary operations for the patients at the health center. Eric’s story exemplifies the stories of countless others who have obtained regular employment at the state, through collaboration between A.N.D. and its partners. Eric was our guest speaker at the March 2016 launch of the new A.N.D. brand. Eric addressed over 60 guests including Delaware Governor Jack Markell and A.N.D. members and clients. Congratulations Eric!