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Position: Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Year Started: 2003

Debby Cichocki

Role Description

When I first started at In-Pact I was the Payroll Coordinator, but in April 2012 I transferred to my present job as Accounts Receivables Coordinator. I am responsible for billing Medicaid for Group Homes Services, processing Group Home & Supported Services RLA’s, processing state payments and checking Group Homes individual’s financials.

What is something that people with disabilities have to deal with that you want to fix?

Being accepted for who they are.

What’s your past experience?

I worked for American Steel Foundries for 23 years until the East Chicago Plant closed. I started at the main Office in Chicago in the Billing Department, transferred to the Treasury Department. Then transferred to the Hammond Plant Payroll Department doing Salary and Wage payrolls. When Hammond’s Accounting Dept moved to East Chicago Plant I had to transferred to Accounts Payable until I able transferred back into the Payroll Department doing both Salary and Wage payrolls this time for both the Hammond and East Chicago Plants. Then when the East Chicago Plant closed and all Accounting departs where transferred to Granite City, IL. I started working at the Lear Plant in Hammond for about 3 years. There I worked mainly doing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables and again doing some Payroll. So as you can see I had a lot of accounting experience before I came to In-Pact.

What do you like about working at In-Pact?

The people I work with.

Tell us something about yourself.

I grew up in South Hammond by Riverside Park, then in 1991 moved to Hebron.

I am married to my husband Tom for 40+ years. Who is retired. We have two girls, Aubria who was a Lake Central Corp. Math Teacher for 8 year but now lives in Greenfield, IN and is an Accounting Manager with the Hoosier State Lottery. And Brandy who is a Soft Tissue Veterinary Surgeon she lives in Colorado Springs, CO but is moving to Austin, Tx to start her own practice soon. I have been blessed with one grandchild, Ben by Aubria and her husband Greg Duda.

Name your top 3 favorite podcasts or books

My music now tends to be country. But my favorite books are Harry Potter series, historical romance and Gone with the Wind.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Visiting my girls and grandson. I also read a lot and enjoy trying to grow a flower garden, however I have no green thumb.

What’s your favorite quote?

Every cloud has a silver lining

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