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2020 Culture of Caring Award: Devereux honors direct care staff for leading by example

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health recently presented its 2020 Thomas Donovan Culture of Caring Award to direct care staff across the organization who go above and beyond, on a daily basis, to meet the needs of the individuals and families they serve.

The annual award recognizes team members who embody Devereux’s mission, core values and commitment to making a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

“I want to congratulate our 2020 Culture of Caring Award recipients for leading by example and inspiring greatness in all those around them,” said Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II. “These committed and compassionate individuals help keep us #DevereuxStrong by putting others first and demonstrating incredible courage, positivity and resilience in the face of challenges.”

Below is a list of Devereux’s 2020 Culture of Caring Award recipients.

  • Arthur Comeau, Devereux Arizona
  • Nani Afework, Devereux California
  • Shirley Niebur, Devereux Colorado
  • Anna Gundersen, Devereux Connecticut – The Glenholme School
  • Azmia Magane, Devereux Florida
  • Becky Strickland, Devereux Florida
  • Janee Stephens, Devereux Georgia
  • Lori Gross, Devereux Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • Danielle Denby, Devereux New Jersey
  • Mary DiPasquale, Devereux New York
  • Namiento Joseph Brown, Devereux Pennsylvania – Adult Services
  • Roland Kennedy, Devereux Pennsylvania – CBHS
  • Richard Gayee, Devereux Pennsylvania – CIDDS
  • Paul Conway, Devereux Pocono
  • Shirley Frick, Devereux Texas  

Learn more about Devereux’s Thomas Donovan Culture of Caring Award and the 2020 award recipients.

About the Thomas Donovan Culture of Caring Award …

The Thomas Donovan Culture of Caring Award, which was established in 2002 by Devereux’s national Board of Trustees, pays tribute to longtime Devereux trustee, friend and benefactor Thomas Donovan.

Donovan served on the Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2010. During his tenure as chairman, from 1997 to 2002, he expressed his feelings about the qualities that differentiate Devereux from other behavioral healthcare providers. At the time, he noted, “A caring culture, coupled with outstanding treatment, makes Devereux the unique and successful organization it is today.”

The Thomas Donovan Culture of Caring Award is presented annually to a staff member at each of Devereux’s 14 centers.

Learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

 

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