We are profoundly saddened by the passing of our colleague, mentor, friend, and Adapt’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Susan Jeremiah. It will take a long time for us and others who knew Susan to come to grips with this loss.
Susan was the heart and soul of our company for over 30 years, and she will be greatly missed by all who have walked through our doors. Indeed many of us feel we are here, at least in part, because of Susan. Since joining Adapt in 1988, Susan recruited, hired and mentored hundreds of employees—helping to grow our company from 35 Douglas County employees to almost 400 employees across Adapt’s southern Oregon region.
Susan will be remembered by so many for her selfless generosity and belief in all that is good. To us, her colleagues, she will be remembered as a warm and caring friend, a dedicated mentor who inspired a spirit of gratitude and compassion, and someone who was fiercely loyal to Adapt’s mission and rejoiced in our personal and professional accomplishments.
At times like this we are reminded that we are not just co-workers, but people closely united in a fellowship of service to a mission greater than ourselves. Let many more live like Susan, and let her memory sustain us.