This March, Borgata celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring their phenomenal female team members. Throughout the month, Borgata is profiling associates who truly define what it means to be not only a remarkable woman, but a remarkable employee. In this post, we’re highlighting team members who work in our Table Games department.
Andrea Philip, Table Games Scheduling Supervisor
What is your definition of success? Success is being happy and satisfied with who you are and continuously striving and challenging yourself to be the best person you can be.
Where do you volunteer and how has it impacted you? I love to volunteer at Field of Dreams. There are no words to describe how I feel when I am on the field with them.
What is one thing about you that surprises others? I am a “triplet.”
What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? I would love to learn sign language.
Norma DiSabato, Table Games Assistant Shift Manager
What is your favorite activity in your current position and how often do you get to do it? One of the things I love is to be able to do is help people. A schoolteacher and team player by nature, I relish in opportunities to help my colleagues. When we are able to anticipate and thusly compensate for a variety of scenarios, we are able to work and ensure things go smoothly.
Who is someone you really admire? I admire my daughter, Lauren. It takes courage to accept life as it comes to us and it also takes courage to be determined to make the most we can out of it. I admire her passion to embrace life.
What is the one piece of advice you received which has changed your life? Committing to yourself that there is at least one good outcome from every situation. It takes a lot of energy to remove or block negative thoughts.
What qualities do you value in the people with whom you work? I think we have a really strong team here at Borgata. This is not limited to my department but to all team members. I think in more ways than we realize, we come together and synchronize ourselves like a well-oiled machine.
Anna Higbee, Table Games Executive Secretary
What is your favorite activity in your current position and how often do you get to do it? Table Games is never dull. I have work that is the same every day, but my work is never the same throughout the day. One of my daily highlights is catching up with everyone as we stroll in to begin the day or during shift change.
What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a child? I always dreamt of being a teacher to young children. I wanted to make an impact through learning.
Who, or what, has been your biggest teacher? Becoming a parent. Being responsible for another human being is scary stuff and it never ends. It’s also the most rewarding job on earth.
What qualities do you value in the people with whom you work? I admire the work ethics and empathy. This team understands that life has ups and downs and sometimes it impacts our work schedules.
Deborah Daly, Poker Tournament Floor Supervisor
What is your favorite activity in your current position and how often do you get to do it? The charity poker tournament “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger,” sponsored by Cabot Cooperative, is my favorite. It happens once a year during our Summer Poker Open in June.
What is the one piece of advice you received which has changed your life? Always do the things you want when the opportunity is available.
What qualities do you value in the people with whom you work? Dependability, enthusiasm, honesty, and going the extra mile.
If someone were to play you in a movie, who would you want it to be? Cathy Bates.
Marie Dellaringa, Table Games Floor Supervisor
How do you feel you impact the people around you? I try to recognize fellow employees who are working hard and let them know my appreciation.
What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a child? Being a veterinarian.
Where do you volunteer and how has it impacted you? I have volunteered with “Meals on Wheels” in Brigantine for the past 15 years. It is very rewarding to know that you are helping people who really need it. Sometimes, you get to meet the families who are very grateful.
Patricia Green, Table Games Assistant Shift Manager
How do you feel you impact the people around you? I firmly believe that you lead by example, so I always do my best while maintaining a positive attitude. I try to show each associate just how important their individual contribution is to our success.
Who is someone you really admire? I really admire Oprah Winfrey who came from a very humble and difficult beginning to achieve incomparable success. She uses her fame and fortune to do a great deal of good in the world.
What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? I’m looking forward to perfecting my stand-up paddle board skills.