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2021 Supervisory Excellence Award: Devereux honors direct care supervisors for going above and beyond

Author and entrepreneur Orrin Woodward once said, “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire and raise their own bar.”

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health recently honored 16 direct care supervisors across the organization with its 2021 Supervisory Excellence Award for inspiring all those around them to do, and be, their very best.

The annual award recognizes team members who put the needs of others first; encourage staff development; provide timely feedback; and foster a work environment that is respectful, flexible and supportive.

“Congratulations to this year’s Supervisory Excellence Award recipients for their dedication to our mission our Servant Leadership principles,” said Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II. “We are proud and honored to have these mentors and role models on our team – they are tireless advocates for the children, adolescents and adults we serve and exceptional leaders who strive to foster a culture of caring and collaboration.”

Below is a list of Devereux’s 2021 Supervisory Excellence Award recipients:

  • Heather Brady, Devereux Arizona 
  • Alvaro Pacheco, Devereux California
  • Teresa Tineo, Devereux Connecticut - The Glenholme School 
  • David Macias-Moreno, Devereux Colorado
  • Rolando Vega, Devereux Florida - Orlando
  • Kim Barfield, Devereux Florida - Viera
  • Tabrina Riser, Devereux Georgia 
  • Sheri-Ann Mclean, Devereux Massachusetts/Rhode Island 
  • Elaine Punch, Devereux New Jersey
  • Tanika Williams, Devereux New York 
  • Kate-Ashlyn Akou-Adjei, Devereux Pennsylvania - Adult Services 
  • Aris Byrd, Devereux Pennsylvania - CBHS
  • Sabrina Rankin, Devereux Pennsylvania - CIDDS
  • Carol Lashley, Devereux Pocono 
  • Stacie Cunningham, Devereux Texas - League City 
  • Lizzeth Heimann, Devereux Texas -Victoria

Learn more about the 2021 award recipients.  

Recognizing exemplary leadership skills

Each year, Devereux’s direct care employees nominate supervisors who help them achieve their personal and professional best. These supervisors demonstrate a commitment to the organization through the following behaviors and actions:

  • Consistently treat others with respect; listen to others’ opinions/recommendations
  • Create an adaptive and supportive environment
  • Offer sincere praise and recognition
  • Provide fair and timely performance feedback, both positive and constructive
  • Actively engage in, and encourage, personal and professional growth
  • Lead by example in all actions
  • Communicate effectively by listening and sharing important information
  • Hold himself/herself, and others, accountable for meeting Devereux’s standards of excellence

“At Devereux, we want to recognize those team members who go above and beyond, and are always willing to lend a helping hand,” Clark noted. “Their integrity, enthusiasm, creativity and compassion shine through as they help their colleagues and the individuals in their care grow, develop and thrive.” 

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