The Unsung Heroes


By: Melissa Adams

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” -Christopher Reeve

I’d like to spotlight a group of individuals as the unsung heroes they are. This team of 20 employees comprised of the Danos payroll department and timekeeping support personnel persevere through enormous obstacles and relentless deadlines to process time and payroll for over 1500 employees every week.

This team has one goal: ensure every employee is paid on time. Despite bank holidays that shorten their window or hurricanes that seem to only hit on payroll processing days, they manage to meet their deadlines and get the job done. The COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down, but this team did not skip a beat. They worked tirelessly to guarantee all time and payroll were processed and that all employees were paid. They work late on Mondays and Tuesdays, on weekends, and on some holidays without complaint. They serve with heart and do not ask for, or need, constant praise. This team deserves our respect and appreciation, and I would personally like to thank them for all the work they do each week. The next time you receive your direct deposit, think of these unsung heroes.

Aaron Rodrigue – payroll lead

Anita Morvant – accounting clerk

Brittany Bourgeois – accounting clerk

Carrie Smith – accounting clerk

Erin Dubois – accounting clerk

Erin Melancon – accounting clerk

Jonathan Fonseca – job cost supervisor

Tessie Jaccuzzo – job cost clerk

Tedi Usey – job cost clerk

Marie Foret – senior accounting clerk

Andrew Gauthreaux – job cost clerk

Samuel Bergeron – job cost clerk

Jamie Stoot – project lead

Heather Thomas - timekeeper

Christine Simon - clerk

Kim Dang – project manager

Heidi Dufrene – accounting clerk

Katie Lapeyrouse – job cost clerk

Mandy Duplechin – training coordinator


Melissa Adams

Melissa began her career with Danos in 2007 in the Accounting department.  She worked on special projects, as billing manager, international controller and in her current position as corporate controller.  She was selected as Danos Staff Employee of the Year for 2013.  She holds a MBA in finance and a undergraduate degree in business.  She holds a current certification as Certified Management Accountant.


Michael Rose || 16-Jan-2021 05:55 AM
Thank you all very much! Will keep you and your families in my prayers.

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