Devereux Florida Team Members Honored
No matter what the situation, the Devereux Florida staff strive to help children and families in need. Devereux Florida is proud of all our team members. We would also like to recognize the following staff for their achievements:
Direct Care Professional Cedrick Brooks has been nominated for Devereux Florida’s “Support Staff of the Year Award” by his peers. Known as “Mr. Tone” to staff and clients for his trademark charisma and charm, Cedrick helps facilitate a calm, tranquil environment and serves clients with dedication, compassion and team spirit.
Case Manager Helen Jessie has been nominated for Devereux Florida’s CMO award for her positive attitude and ability to build productive relationships with the children she serves. She has continued to shine in her new role as an adoption case manager, helping match children with the forever families they deserve.
Family Care Counselor Carlotta Cofield has been recognized for her “can-do” attitude, perseverance and unwavering dedication to the children she serves. To further enhance her understanding of the field, Carlotta is taking professional development courses in addition to her work responsibilities and has maintained higher than a 3.0 GPA.
The Florida Alliance for Direct Support Professionals recognized Devereux Florida team member Mike Hamilton for his work with children who have been the victims of severe abuse and neglect. Known for his kind, gentle way with children, Mike has developed a wide range of programs to help them heal from a campus ministry and bible study to sports activities to monthly talent shows that help build kids’ confidence and sense of community.
Direct Care Professional Marjorie Williams received the Board of Trustees’ Culture of Caring Award for outstanding direct care professionals. Throughout her eight years of service at our Orlando Campus, Marjorie has helped children and adolescents feel loved and cared for by creating a home away from home for each individual.
Devereux Kids Program Manager Malveria “Mal” Carter recently received the 2013 Devereux Supervisory Excellence Award for Devereux Florida from Bob Kreider, President and CEO of the Devereux Foundation. Nominated by her team this award recognizes Mal’s commitment to Devereux’s core values, particularly her success in fostering the personal and professional growth of her team. Other finalist include Cocoa Group Home Program Manager Amy Doles and Miami Early Learning Program Manager Michele Kaplan.
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