From Gaye James, Vice President of Training & CQI:
What a training year it has been. I am delighted to announce that collectively our teams have completed almost 10,000 classes! According to Relias records, a total of 9,843 trainings were taken from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. What an accomplishment! One that would have made Gordon Johnson exceptionally proud.
Vice President of Georgia and Maryland Programs Jamila Hankins recently presented NTF length-of-service awards to the following staff:
General Smoot (10 years); Jody Howard (10); and Kiante Sims (10).
And, in the group photo, seated from left: Gimmel Juggins (10 years); Brandalyn Tolbert (5); Michael Anderson (5); Cynthia Williams (10); and, Alfreda Wilson (10). Standing from left, Oliver Harper (10); LaToya Samuel (10); Rekeita Pearson (10); Cathy Wilson (10); Keita Evans (10); Shankina Okakpu (10); and, Dwayne Jones (10).
Not pictured are Tanya Craft (10), Trent Murray (10), Mirna Ricketts (10), Gabrielle Rodney (10), Wanda Bryant-Johnson (10), Shawnece Crisler (5) and Antonina Tomaski (5).
Photos courtesy of LaToya Samuel
It was a tie score! Congratulations to Atlanta’s Metlissa Armstrong and Bartow’s Danni Taylor for their co-selection as NTF Employee of the Quarter.
Metlissa Armstrong (center) with Jamila Hankins and Oliver Harper
Jamie Akins with Danni Taylor
Please extend a warm welcome to our newest team members:
Patricia Carter: 7/17/17, Transporter, Jacksonville
Brittany Comeau: 7/20/17, Case Manager, DB
Carmen Lopez: 7/10/17, Certified Family Advocate, Wildwood
Travis Pete: 7/17/17, Certified Family Advocate, Wildwood
The Corporate Office joined neighboring Brown & Brown Insurance today for a two-hour active shooter drill. The Daytona Beach Police Department, Daytona Beach Fire Department, Florida Department of Transportation, and others assisted. Special thanks to Corporate Office Manager Shannen Sabino for coordinating NTF’s involvement. (Photos by Kelly Morgan)
Shannen Sabino (hidden) prepares the SWAT team to storm the second floor of NTF Headquarters
Ann Lisk, the NTF-Jacksonville Foster Caregiver whose exemplary service was highlighted in EmpNet’s 5/4/17 post, received the Foster Parent of the Year award at Florida Coalition for Children’s Annual Conference last week. Pictured below (from left) are: NTF Vice President of Florida Programs Jamie Akins; Michael Lisk; Ann Lisk; NTF-Jacksonville Executive Director Aida Seeraj; NTF-Jacksonville Assistant Director Marcela Kelley-Hansen; and, Kurt Kelly, CEO of Florida Coalition for Children.
NTF-Baltimore’s Foster Parent Appreciation Luncheon was held on Friday, July 21. Caregivers and staff were treated to lunch as they cruised Baltimore’s inner harbor. Joining them, in the pink shirt, back row, was a former foster youth.
Vice President of Florida Programs Jamie Akins (far right) presented length-of-service awards today to the Daytona Beach staff. From left: Executive Director Myraida Davison; Karen Swanson (10 years); Potoula Diaz (5); Valencia Jordan (5); Robert Barringer (5); and, Kaleelah Scott (10). Not pictured was Martha Muller (5).
Retired judge and former NTF legal counsel Hubert Grimes has been selected to act as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president. Grimes, who serves as the university’s lawyer, is also director of the school’s Center for Law and Social Justice. – excerpted from Daytona Beach News-Journal