Every nonprofit is dependent on dedicated staff and volunteers. Family Resources has both, and this week we recognized some of our star employees with the presentation of the Star Awards.
A total of 56 high-performing staff were nominated in four categories focused on four values: Safety, Resourcefulness, Service, and Teamwork.
We held a reception at River Music Experience and called the top five nominees in each category to the stage. The recipient of the Star Award in each of the categories was announced and their supervisor offered comments about that person’s accomplishments in their job.
Here is a list of the top five nominees in each category:
Safety — Alan Vrombaut (award recipient), Beth Hawkinson, Georgina Hicks, Jay Jamison, and Luanne Sisk (Robinson) Newcomb.
Service — Kelley Yohe (award recipient), Christine Gray, Megan Wilson, James Woods, and Kristi Lawrence.
Resourcefulness — Susan Earp (award recipient), Sal Cracco, Michelle Kelly-Beechum, Dave Thompson, and Kim Huffstutler.
Teamwork — Tara Burhans (award recipient), Marcus Cavanagh, Mark Kutmas, Stephanie Kieffer, Tara Burhans, and Mindy Foltz.
You may read a lot in the news and online about our programs and services. But it’s the people that make up our hard-working staff that enable us to deliver our services to the people who need them.
It isn’t always easy. In fact, when you’re counseling or working with people who have experienced extreme trauma in their lives, it can be very stressful.
Thank you — to all of our staff, and congratulations to those who were nominated for the Star Award. A special thanks to the anonymous donor who contributed financially to make this formal recognition program a reality.