Crosswinds Recognizes Staff For Outstanding Service
By Jan Lokay, Crosswinds // January 22, 2015
services for children, youth and families in crisis
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At its annual Staff Awards and Holiday Celebration, Crosswinds’ President and CEO Jan Lokay recognized staff members for their outstanding achievements in 2014 and their length of service with the nonprofit organization, which has been offering programs and services for children, youth and families in crisis since 1974.
Annie Burch, Youth Care Worker, received the Tortoise Award in recognition of her dedication, loyalty, perseverance and commitment to quality.
Lawrence McCalla, Counselor in the Transitional Living Program, received Crosswinds’ Dale Carnegie Award, given to an employee who exemplifies the Dale Carnegie approach to professionalism and positive thinking.
Erik Chelberg, Counselor, received the Employee of the Year Award in recognition of his excellent work in the Robert E. Lehton Children’s Shelter.
Linda Gibson received the President’s Award for Excellence. Ms. Gibson has served as Executive Assistant to President and CEO Jan Lokay for more than seven (7) years.
John Weimann, Director of Counseling Services, was recognized for his more than 20 years of outstanding and dedicated service with Crosswinds.
Pierre Bandoo, Shelter Manager, and Michele Cassel, Case Manager in Independent Living Services, were each recognized for their 10 years of service with Crosswinds.
Carolyn Goodin, Counselor, was recognized for reaching a milestone of five (5) years of service with Crosswinds Youth Services.
Dee Roberts received the Employee of the Quarter award for her outstanding service as a Case Manager in Independent Living Services.