We have a packed issue of the newsletter for you here from Spring Fling to Special Olympics and preparing for the Festa on May 19th!
We have had a great start to spring and we continue to celebrate our 60th Anniversary throughout 2019. On April 13th our Annual Spring Fling was held, and what a turnout we had! Thank you to all the staff, families, board members, and group homes that came by to celebrate and enjoy great food prepared by our Nevins Board of Directors, and entertainment by A.B. Congratulations to Deon Chism for receiving the 2018 Melanie Lester Employee of the Year. Deon has been with Nevins for 4 years, and started out as a job coach, and had moved over to Atrium working with our individuals in the employment group as a model worker. Deon was promoted to team lead in 2017. In his own supervisor’s words, “Deon has not only grown as a leader, but as a person. He is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure things are done the right way, even if it has him staying over his required time to assure the needs of the hospital are met”. We are thankful to have Deon as a part of our Nevins family, and thank you for a job well done.
Also, congratulations goes to Cynthia Rizzo for receiving the 2018 Bridget Murphy Patron of the Year Award. Cynthia served on the Nevins Board of Directors for several years. She truly has a heart and compassion for the individuals that Nevins serves, and has really made a difference in the individuals that Nevins serves. Cynthia was instrumental with the inception of the St. Anthony’s Festa Italiana 14 years ago, with Nevins being the benefactor ever since. Without her commitment to the Nevins mission, this event never would have come to fruition. Thank you Cynthia! . . . .