2017 Employees of Year

Each year, Goodwin House employees select colleagues who demonstrate exceptional commitment and performance to our mission and values. We are please to recognize Selamawit Belete and Gary Robinson as our 2017 Employees of the Year.

Selamawit Belete
GHA Front Desk Manager


Selamawit Belete is a valued, trusted, respected and extremely productive member of the Goodwin House family. As Front Desk Manager at Goodwin House Alexandria, Chairperson of GHA’s Safety Committee, and participant in several important projects, Selamawit not only performs brilliantly but receives wide acclaim for her work ethic, courtesy, performance, and ever present smile. There is no task too big or too small for Selamawit. She embodies the Goodwin House pledge of uplifting the lives of older adults and those who care for them, and does so in a beautiful and consistent way.



Gary Robinson
GHBC Housekeeping Team Leader

Gary Robinson works hard at everything he does. He impresses residents and colleagues with what he can accomplish. As he moves throughout the community, he is always quick with a smile and a friendly greeting and exudes a positive “can do” attitude. In 2017, Gary assumed additional responsibilities, rising to the position of team leader. He leads with his signature style — a combination of dedication and positive attitude. Gary exemplifies Goodwin House values such as service, integrity, community, excellence, and growth. He continues to impress everyone. Gary’s commitment and efforts are immensely appreciated!