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PCC 2016 Employees of the Year Honored at Palmer Elks Lodge Banquet

Palmer Correctional Center is pleased to announce that the following staff has been recognized to receive the Law, Order, & Public Safety award hosted by the Palmer Elks Lodge # 1842 on October 8th, 2016:

Sergeant Lee Pritchett – Sergeant of the Year

Officer Clarice Momoe – Officer of the Year

Mental Health Clinician – Support Staff of the Year

Sergeant Lee Pritchett started his career as Correctional Officer I at Anchorage Correctional Complex in 1998. Upon becoming a Correctional Officer II he transferred to Palmer Correctional Center where he worked until 2006. After a brief separation from the Department, Officer Pritchett returned as a Correctional Officer II to Anchorage Correctional Complex in 2007. In 2014 he transferred back to Palmer Correctional Center where he was promoted to a Correctional Officer III. Sgt. Pritchett was Employee of the Month at PCC in June 2016. Sgt. Pritchett keeps us up to date on our training, and is always looking for new training opportunities to benefit PCC staff and the Department of Corrections. Sgt. Pritchett has mastered the art of grievances and has been able to resolve a lot of them at the facility level; thus saving the Department time and money. Sgt. Pritchett is an integral part of team at PCC.

Officer Clarice Momoe – started her career at PCC in 2012 as a Correctional Officer I. Officer Momoe became APSC certified and promoted to Correctional Officer II in October of 2013. Since starting at PCC, Officer Momoe has worked as a Property Officer, Shift Officer, and fills in regularly as the HRC (Visiting) Officer. Officer Momoe is always willing to volunteer to work where needed. Officer Momoe is highly regarded by all PCC Staff! Officer Momoe is an asset to Palmer Correctional Center and the Department of Corrections.

Mental Health Clinician Tina Skoog – started with the Department of Corrections in 2014 at Palmer Correctional Center as a Mental Health Clinician II. Ms. Skoog teaches numerous classes for the prisoners at PCC to include Anger Management, Assertive Communication, and Stress Management.

She supports the prisoner’s successes not only in her classes but attends graduations for TLC, RSAT, IOPSAT, etc. to show her support. She keeps open communication with the security staff on any potential issues that could arise. Ms. Skoog is someone that we have come to count on!