COPE Center held its annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 13, 2012, at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center. Employees who celebrated certain anniversaries were recognized as well as employees who volunteered for special projects, events, or works in the community.
COPE awards two departmental awards: Clinical Service of the Year and Administrative (Support)
Service of the Year. Many factors are evaluated when the departments are chosen and it is a great honor to be selected. This year the Clinical Service of the Year award went to Prevention Services. These employees work in the school system, facilitating prevention programs with students as well being a part of the Walton County Prevention Coalition.
The Administrative (Support) Service of the Year award was given to Danielle Suggs. She provides vital support service to Clinical Services, managing all probation and parole services. Other awards include two Bright Star Awards presented to Amber Curry, CBHT, and Danielle Suggs, Clinical Support.
COPE staff also vote each year for the Employee and Manager of the Year, giving reasons why they think the person they vote for deserves the honor. This year, the Employee of the Year was Barbara Grey from QI and Purchasing. The Manager of the Year was Jacqui Broadus from Mental Health Rehab.