FSGC recognizes distinguished staff

distinguished staff 2016Family Service & Guidance Center (FSGC) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 FSGC Distinguished Staff Awards.

The 2016 FSGC Distinguished Staff Award winners are:

  • Vicki Claassen, APRN, Clinical Staff Category
  • Jamie Cooper, Case Management/Care Coordinator category
  • Lori Florence, Supervisor category
  • Blair Parker, Attendant and Respite Care category
  • Danielle Schiller, Support Staff category
  • Dawn Villalobos, Mental Health Specialist category  

Brenda Mills, Family Service & Guidance Center CEO, said that on any given day, dozens of FSGC staff members could be recognized for doing extraordinary things.

“No nonprofit staff in northeast Kansas is more dedicated to the people they serve than the staff at Family Service & Guidance Center,” Brenda Mills, CEO, said.

She continued, “Each year, a few staff members stand out by providing a consistently high level of caring, service, professionalism and mentoring, day in and day out. The Distinguished Staff Awards are our way of honoring those amazing staff members.”

Awards are given annually in six staff categories. Employees were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of FSGC staff members representing a diverse cross-section of the agency.

Recipients of the award are selected for effectiveness in their work with children, families and co-workers; zeal in promoting the advancement of mental health; and professional interest and involvement.

Family Service & Guidance Center is a nonprofit community mental health center that serves over 12,000 children, adolescents and families each year with a full range of mental health care services to treat ADHD, anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.

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