Excellence Award recognizes one direct care supervisor for his or her
commitment to our core values at
each Devereux Center. Specifically, the
award recognizes the supervisor’s demonstrated ability to foster personal and
professional growth of his or her staff.
In addition, it recognizes the same supervisor for his or her
demonstrated ability to provide appropriate and timely praise and
recognition. Only one award will be
granted at each center. The winner will
receive an award of $500 and a letter from the President and CEO as recognition
and praise for his or her efforts.
Current Award Recipient
Brittney Crary, Program Administrator at Weisman
Brittney’s staff wants you to know she:
- Takes her time making sure both individual and
staff needs are met. She constantly
praises staff as well as makes sure they are doing their best job.
- Is always happy to provide helpful feedback to
staff, and genuinely cares about everybody’s well-being.
- Pays attention to the needs of the individuals
- Is approachable, listens to problems, and helps
staff resolve them.
- Always wants the best for her staff and is
selfless with her position at Devereux.
- Shows continued faith in her team.
Brittney’s supervisor, Caitlin
Mackintosh, Program Director, describes her as an incredibly
hard working individual who cares deeply about her staff and residents. She has an irrepressible spirit that brings
joy and creates opportunities that build a fun family atmosphere through
“house” events such as: nail bars, Elton
John parties featuring giant glasses for everyone, and Frank Sinatra mocktail
parties. She’s a natural team builder.
Culture of Caring
This award is special
because each Devereux center is represented by its own individual selection and
was initiated in 2000.
The award honors Thomas
Donovan, former Devereux trustee and Board Chair (chairman1997-2002) and
reinforces our belief that Devereux must always provide treatment excellence
within a culture of caring. These qualities differentiate Devereux from other
This award is open to all
direct care staff including teachers, nurses, direct service professionals,
clinicians, and front line supervisors of direct care staff. It is not
open to management staff. The staff member must have a minimum of one year of service
and be a full time employee.
The awardees will be
portrayed in the 2015 Thomas F. Donovan Culture of Caring booklet that will be
distributed to the Board of Trustees at their November meeting. Each person
selected will receive a $500 award and a letter of appreciation from Devereux's
president, Robert Kreider.
Current Award Recipient
Jose Gallegos, Personal
We are proud to
announce the Devereux CA Culture of Caring recipient as Jose Gallegos, Personal
Care Attendant, who works in the Lompoc office.
Jose, also known as Joe, has worked for Devereux CA for over 13 years in
our Supported Living Program. Joe is
appreciated and liked by individuals and peers alike – largely due to his
professional and respectful attitude.
During his time at Devereux CA, Joe has developed an excellent rapport
with the individuals he works with. He has an intuitive understanding of people
and his patience and tolerance of others seems limitless. Joe always has a
friendly smile and encouraging words to offer everyone – creating a positive
and therapeutic environment for all around him.
Joe is a great team player and is recognized by his peers as a role
model. He is always willing to go the extra mile for the team.
Joe is a
tremendous asset to Devereux CA and a kind and generous spirit. As his Supervisor, Audra Henson, Program Coordinator explains, “It has been a privilege working with Joe these past 3 years. I wish I could clone him!” Joe has set the bar high for future Culture
of Caring recipients, and we wish him a long and happy future at Devereux CA.