"DevPhonics" Puts on a Show for the Ladies and Gentlemen of Adult Services
The dedication of Devereux's staff to the individuals they serve transcends the day-to-day interactions and support of the children, youth and adults.
The DevPhonics: (front row, left to right) Katelyn Burns (Human Resources), Dorothy Egan (Treasury), Kathleen Downey (Finance), Rosemarie Berardi (Human Resources), and Justina Vinci (Treasury); (back row, left to right) Rich Gable (Accounts Payable), Joe McDonald (Finance and DevPhonics Leader), and Kathy-Ann Lewis (Treasury). Not pictured: Clarice Baker-Weaver (Administration) and Asli Karasu (Treasury)
For 10 staff members at Devereux's corporate offices in King of Prussia and Villanova, who do not have the pleasure of working directly with our individuals each day, their passion takes the form of song through their singing group, "The DevPhonics."
The DevPhonics was first organized in
September of 2010 as a tribute to Devereux’s retiring treasurer,
Steven Mansh. The group so enjoyed the performance that they decided
to continue, performing later that year at a meeting of Devereux’s
Directors of Finance and at the annual corporate holiday party.
Growing in musical confidence, the group reached out to Devereux’s
centers in southeast Pennsylvania and performed for Pennsylvania
Adult Services’ Winter Wonderland event as well as the 2012
Devereux Resiliency Conference, a day-long seminar for families of
children with special needs organized by Marilyn Benoit, M.D.,
Devereux’s Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer.
The DevPhonics began their 2013 tour
with a performance for Pennsylvania Adult Services on Thursday, March
7th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Mendelson Center.
One hundred individuals and staff from both campus and community
programs attended the concert, which included two sets of six songs,
with a brief break in between sets. During this break, Rocco,
one of the individuals of Adult Services, wowed the crowd with an
amazing keyboard performance. The DevPhonics has six more
performances scheduled at Pennsylvania centers in the coming months.
Devereux salutes the DevPhonics and all
the employees who go above and beyond to bring joy, self-fulfillment
and personal accomplishment to the individuals we serve!
One hundred individuals and staff members gathered for the memorable performance.
The ladies and gentlemen dancing to the tunes of the DevPhonics.