Contractor Spotlight: Tasha Branch

Tasha Branch
Tasha Branch joined the Astrya team in 2014, lending her knowledge and previous work experience as Staff Analyst with Myers Stauffer.
Richmond, Virginia has always been home for her. She completed her undergrad in Business Management at Strayer University.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with various non-profit organizations.
Tasha likes to remind herself to live her life with this thought:
“Without a desire it’s an unachievable goal.”

Welcome Baby Hannah!

Account Manager, Lee Rattigan and his wife Sarah welcomed their daughter Hannah on March 11, 2016, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.
Hannah is a happy baby and brings so much joy to everyone she meets. She is very observant of the world around her and is curious of everyone she meets. Lee and Sarah are  having a great time taking her on walks through local parks and the fan.
Hannah enjoys eating sweet potatoes and has already started swimming lessons!
She recently traveled to Pennsylvania to visit Sarah’s family and had her first airplane trip to visit Lee’s family in New Hampshire.
Lee and Sarah were happy and proud to celebrate Hannah’s baptism at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in July. 
The happy parents are excited for their first holiday season with Hannah, and to see their beautiful baby girl grow in the years to come.

Walking For Charity

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is a large mental health organization aimed at improving lives for Americans affected by mental illness.
Annual events are held nationwide, to raise funds in support of the mission-driven work of NAMI organizations. 
Our employees working at Magellan of Virginia came up with a great fundraising idea for the upcoming event. They provided a snack store at their office and raised enough money to come in 2nd place for the most money raised out of 5 departments! 
We are very proud of their efforts!! The Virginia walk will be on October 15, 2016.

Customer Service Appreciation Week 2016

Photo on left: Khari Patterson (top left), Thomasa Grate (bottom left), Felicia Batts (top right). Photo on right: Natasha Winfield.
Astyra’s Customer Service employees at Magellan of Virginia were thanked for their hard work during Customer Service Appreciation Week, from October 3-7, 2016.
Astyra provided prizes for the winners of the various competitions played during the week. Pictured are some of the recipients!
Two of our employees shared their experience of the week with us. Read what they had to say below:
Customer Service Associate, Felicia Batts said that Customer Service Appreciation Week was filled with team togetherness! She said that the team were able to laugh and enjoy some friendly competition while playing games (such as bingo and a scavenger hunt).
Felicia is proud that they were able to have fun and maintain their calls during the week, and said that the team saw how vital their role is, at Magellan of Virginia.Felicia said that the various activities, snacks, lunch and rewards were greatly appreciated by the team.
Outpatient Support Specialist, Khari Patterson commented that this year’s Customer Appreciation Week went above and beyond! She was happy that the entire week provided a line-up of activities promoting group interaction, friendly competition and fun amongst the team!
Khari particularly enjoyed the day where team members wore jerseys of their favorite sports team to work. Overall, she said that the week made everyone feel very appreciated for the work that they do throughout the year.