"My passion was to take care of the employees. I took care of their needs and benefits, and they saw me as a mother figure. I was about 40 when they started calling me 'Mama Riley.' I was insulted initially until somebody pulled me aside and said, 'You don't why they call you Mama Riley?' I said, 'No, maybe because I've been there the longest.' They said, 'No, that's not it. You care for us.'"
— Ella Riley
Ella Riley has retired after 47 years at Family Health Centers Inc. The human resource coordinator said she will miss the employees most.
"My passion was to take care of the employees," she said.