Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC)

Employee Spotlight: Congratulations to TATRC’s Q4 Employee of the Quarter

September 30, 2020  |  Download PDF

Ms. Tabitha Waldrop,Telehealth/Virtual Health Project Manager, Digital Health Innovation Center.Ms. Tabitha Waldrop,Telehealth/Virtual Health Project Manager, Digital Health Innovation Center.

Congratulations are in order for Ms. Tabitha Waldrop of TATRC’s Digital Health Innovation Center (DHIC) located in Fort Gordon, GA for being recognized as the organization’s Employee of the Quarter for Quarter 4! Tabitha has been performing double duty for TATRC since the inception of the Technology in Disaster Environments (TiDE) efforts which commenced this past spring to support the COVID-19 response. The plan had been to immediately backfill her existing position at DHIC, to allow a new staff member to manage the day to day operations of all the active DHIC development and execution efforts, and redirect her to directly supporting TiDE work. However, due to intensive and short-fused timeframes, Tabitha was placed in a position of doubling her workload since the initiative kicked off in May. While the conditions that created this situation were unintentional, she never complained or allowed any workload items to drop. Instead, she was highly creative in terms of both multi-tasking and delegation of duties to ensure that nothing was missed in terms of routine TATRC project execution or special COVID-19 assignments. Tabitha performed her work with great enthusiasm, and always strived to improve our TATRC operations.

One of the major DHIC projects during this past quarter was Project Boom, which involved tedious work with the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) office and US Special Operations Command, and the initiative had extremely demanding standards. It is notable that the JPEO-CBRND staff have repeatedly reported their satisfaction and praise to the TATRC DHIC team, and Tabitha in particular for keeping them informed and engaged during the Project Boom mobile app and portal development process.

Tabitha is very deserving of being awarded employee of the quarter for her dedication and determination to the organization during a very challenging time when TATRC literally did not have enough staff to perform the mission, but did so anyway. She has effectively and efficiently grown into every role assigned to her. She is a TATRC rising star, and her future is bright.

On behalf of the TATRC family, we want to congratulate Tabitha on this wonderful recognition. Her contributions day-in and day-out reflect great credit upon her and the value she brings to the TATRC Team!

This article was published in the January 2021 issue of the TATRC Times.