Director’s Report As we get closer to the end of 2018, I am very appreciative to all of our staff that have worked so tremendously hard to meet the mission and change the course of children’s lives. We believe that every staff member plays a valuable role in that process. Everyone is important in a child and family’s success while that child is in treatment at Woodbourne Center. With that said, I want to highlight all of our winners of the Employees of the Quarter Awards. Anthony Wilson Executive Director First Quarter: Elaina Martin – EL – Weekend Supervisor Catherine Robinson – Teacher’s Aide Second Quarter: Shakeisha Jarvis-Drake – Nurse Katherine Heinz – TFC Recruiter Sharon Knox – Admin Assistant/Scheduler Kayla Houck – Librarian Eric Torres – Direct Care Professional Third Quarter: Mikko Goodhill – Teacher Melissa Slabowski – Unit Coordinator Fourth Quarter: James Burns – Teacher Nathan Irby – Direct Care Professional Additionally, I also want to highlight the effort that our Clinical Director, Dr. Beck, put in along with Jami Hicks, Nursing Supervisor, to coordinate a Building Trust/Collaboration Workshop between the nursing department and the management level staff. Dr. Beck and Luke Tourtlotte, our Principal, also completed a similar workshop with the school staff and residential staff. These efforts help to alleviate the propensity for us to work in silos, instead of communicating. Lastly, in terms of growth, we have responded to an RFP for an 8-Bed Diagnostic Treatment Program, which is essentially a 60- to 90-day program. This program would treat kids who are victims of sex trafficking, which continues to be a growing epidemic around the country. Thanks go out to the entire team that worked on the response, but especially to Steven Schreiber, Operations Director, who worked to formulate everything into a concise deliverable response that we hope to get positive results from. We will keep you posted, as we hope to find out soon if we are awarded a contract. Happy Holidays! NOV/DEC 2018 | 20 Honored guests helped cut the ribbon that officially opened the center. • State Senator, Dr. Mary Washington, who was instrumental in Woodbourne obtaining bond bill funding, and applauded the action and commitment of Woodbourne to the community. • Bill Spotts, Woodbourne Board member, who echoed the sentiments that all of us shared throughout this incredible journey, as Woodbourne continues to invest in the future of Baltimore’s community. We would be remiss if we did not extend special thanks Emily Noto and the TBC public relations agency staff for handling our public relations efforts during this time. Our heartfelt thanks goes to each donor, and everyone who helped us achieve this dream.
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