2014 Gottfried Award

The Theodore A. Gottfried award is presented to a member of the Support Staff who has demonstrated excellence in job performance, exercised leadership, contributed to a positive work environment, and exhibited professionalism and dedication to the work of the Agency and the clients we all serve. This year, five deserving Agency employees were presented the Gottfried Award.

Libby Bitschenauer, Paralegal in the Fourth District Office, was presented the Gottfried Award at a reception in her honor on March 21 in Springfield. In the photo above, Libby is pictured with former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left), for whom the award is named, and State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right).

Annie Capps, Senior Human Resource Assistant in the Administrative Office, is pictured above with former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left) and State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right) after receiving the Gottfried award at a reception in her honor in Springfield on March 21.

Gottfried award recipient Lisa Corona, Legal Secretary in the First District Office, was honored at a reception on April 4 in Chicago.  Pictured above with Lisa are former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left) State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (middle right) and First District Deputy Defender Alan Goldberg (far right).

Gottfried award recipient Dora Eason, Legal Secretary in the First District Office, was honored at a reception on April 4 in the First District Office in Chicago.  Pictured above with Dora are former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left) State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (middle right) and First District Deputy Defender Alan Goldberg (far right).

Gottfried award recipient Patti Joyce, Senior Paralegal in the First District Office, was honored at a reception on April 4 in Chicago.  Pictured above with Patti are former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left) State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (middle right) and First District Deputy Defender Alan Goldberg (far right).

2013 Gottfried Award

The Theodore A. Gottfried award is presented to a member of the Support Staff who has demonstrated excellence in job performance, exercised leadership, contributed to a positive work environment, and exhibited professionalism and dedication to the work of the Agency and the clients we all serve. This year, three deserving Agency employees were presented the Gottfried Award.
2013 Gottfried Award
Carol M. Chatman, Legal Secretary in the First District Office, was presented the Gottfried Award at a reception in her honor on April 5 in Chicago. In the photo above, Carol is pictured with former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left), for whom the award is named, First District Deputy Defender Alan D. Goldberg (second from the right), and State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right).
2013 Gottfried
Sue Mateer, Administrative Assistant in the Administrative Office, is pictured above with State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (right) after receiving the Gottfried award at a reception in her honor in Springfield on April 17.
2013 Gottfried Award
Gottfried award recipient Vinette Mistretta, Legal Secretary in the Second District Office, was honored at a reception on April 25 in Elgin.  Pictured above with Vinette are State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and Second District Deputy Defender Thomas A. Lilien (right).

2012 Gottfried Awards
 
The Theodore A. Gottfried award is presented to a member of the Support Staff who has demonstrated excellence in job performance, exercised leadership, contributed to a positive work environment, and exhibited professionalism and dedication to the work of the Agency and the clients we all serve. This year, three outstanding employees were presented the Gottfried Award.
2012 Gottfried Awards
Caroline L. Brown, Human Resource Assistant in the Administrative Office, was presented the Gottfried Award at a reception in her honor in Springfield on April 18. Pictured with Caroline are State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (right), for whom the award is named.

2012 Gottfried Awards
At a reception in their honor in Chicago on April 26, 2012, Kelly Kuhtic, Legal Secretary in the First District Office, and Tammy Stolz, Director of the Paralegal Department in the First District Office, were presented the Theodore A. Gottfried Award. In the photo above, former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (middle) is pictured with Gottfried award recipients Kelly Kuhtic (left) and Tammy Stolz (right). Also pictured are State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (far left) and First District Deputy Defender Alan Goldberg (far right). 

2011 Gottfried Award
 
The Theodore A. Gottfried award is presented to a member of the Support Staff who has demonstrated excellence in job performance, exercised leadership and contributed to a positive work environment and has exhibited professionalism and dedication to the work of the Agency and the clients we all serve. Ann Marie Corona, Administrative Secretary in the First District office, was presented the 2011 Gottfried Award at a reception in her honor on June 9, 2011.
2011 Gottfried Award
Pictured with award recipient Ann Marie Corona are State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (second from right) and First District Deputy Defender Alan Goldberg (right).

2010 Gottfried Award

The first Theodore A. Gottfried award was presented to Sandi Begue, Administrative Secretary in the 4th District office, on May 13, 2010, at a reception in her honor. Sandi Begue was presented the Gottfried award in recognition of a career marked by extraordinary dedication, professionalism and leadership and her significant contribution to fulfilling the agency’s mission of providing high quality representation to our indigent clients.

2010 Gottfried Award

Pictured with award recipient Sandi Begue are retired State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left), Fourth District Deputy Defender Gary Peterson (second from right) and State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right). 

 

​Award Recipients ​                  Office ​         FY Award Presented
​Libby Bitschenauer ​4th District 2014
​Annie Capps ​Administrative Office 2014
​Lisa Corona ​1st District 2014​
​Dora Eason ​1st District 2014
​Patti Joyce ​1st District 2014

Carol Chatman​

​1st District 2013
Sue Mateer​ ​Administrative Office 2013
Vinette Mistretta​ 2nd District​ 2013
Caroline Brown​ ​Administrative Office 2012
​Kelly Kuhtic ​1st District ​2012
​Tammy Stolz ​1st District ​2012
​Ann Marie Corona ​1st District ​2011
​Sandra Begue ​4th District ​2010