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Servant Leadership Snapshot

Devereux’s talented and hard-working team members lead to serve, while inspiring others to learn and grow. Our “Servant Leadership Snapshot” series shines a light on exemplary servant leaders across our organization who empower all those around them to be their best selves. Look below to read features written by these compassionate collaborators as they help their teams, programs, departments and centers reach even greater heights through Servant Leadership.


CJ Kersten, Facilities Director

CJ KerstenCenter/office location: Devereux Connecticut - The Glenholme School/Washington, Connecticut

Length of service: 1987

How do you embed an inclusive, Servant Leadership mindset into your daily processes?

I try to possess a Servant Leadership mindset by doing things the right way. I help people in whatever way I can to the best of my ability.

How do you inspire others to embrace Servant Leadership practices?

I always try to lead by example. I like to serve as a role model for new employees and offer suggestions that may help them in their jobs.

Share an example or story of how you demonstrated compassion or delivered quality customer service at your center.

I’m attentive to employees’ everyday needs, whether it’s fixing something that doesn’t work or delivering packages, even when I’m not asked.