#EdenInspires is an employee recognition program that is designed to acknowledge our colleagues who go above and beyond their everyday responsibilities and represent the ideals of Eden’s Core Values. We are thrilled to announce the winners of our FY2 second quarter #EdenInspires awards.
Adult Services Employment Team (Chelly Gaines, Omar Kingwood, Brooks Sanders, Bob Valluzzo)
The entire Employment team stepped up to do what it takes by covering job placements due to staff shortages in the Adult Services Day programs.
Shakoya Howard, Adult Services – Day/Employment
Several of Shakoya’s colleagues recognized her for doing what it takes by ensuring her co-workers entered data timely in Therap which allowed Schalks to be at 100% compliance for over three months.
Clare Posey, Clinical Services
Clare exemplified doing what it takes by working late into the evening to ensure the participants at the new Place II supported apartment were comfortable and safe, while she and program staff were troubleshooting behavioral challenges.
Therap Team (Cory Cho, Jagdeep Dhaliwal, Jamel Green)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Therap team came together and did what it takes to ensure our Medicaid billing and Therap services continued without skipping a beat. The result – no delays or missed billing, which would have had a significant impact to the organization.
Tori Brokaw, The Eden School
Tori portrays working together on a daily basis by ensuring the students’ needs come first, always willing to help with behaviors, and go the extra mile to ensure her co-workers get the help they need.
Beth Lo, Information Technology/Therap
Beth worked together with the Finance team to ensure weekly Medicaid claims were filed until a new Billing Specialist was hired. Beth also provided Therap staff training to generate reports that met billing requirements.
Laura Pollack, Communications Coordinator
Laura worked together with staff to raise awareness for various events that our students and participants are involved in, and recently attended the Special Olympics bowling practice to take pictures.
Tiasha Gore, Adult Services – Day/Employment
Tiasha showed compassion by performing abdominal thrusts to a participant who was choking, and accompanied the participant in the ambulance while the participant displayed a challenging behavior.
Billy Moulden, The Eden School
When the Adapted PE department needed new bikes for the students, Billy showed compassion and drove an hour and a half out of his way when a bike became available.
Ike Odiaka, Adult Services – Day/Employment
Ike shows compassion to our participants on a daily basis, ensuring that all will be okay, even if the participant is aggressing toward him. He also guides new staff in their daily work, and never hesitates to answer questions or lend a hand.
Tamica Domino, Adult Services – Residential
Being true to our mission, Tamica was tasked with opening two new apartments while training a new supervisor and taking the lead in the intake process. At the same time, she also managed several health concerns for multiple participants, assisted a participant through the grieving process, and partnered with Development to highlight Eden’s mission to the community. Tamica, we can’t thank you enough for your hard work and dedication!
Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you for all that you do for our participants! Staff can nominate next quarter’s winners on the Eden Staff Matters portal.