The leadership team at Gulf Coast describe Joanne Flinn as a very pleasant and funny individual. At the same time, Joanne knows her cases and receives glowing reports from clients and caregivers. She cares about her clients and their children and demonstrates that through her dedication and her commitment to quality. A true team player who often volunteers to help others, Joanne displays confidence in her abilities and is enjoyable to work with. You are exactly the case manager our families need, Joanne!!

If you’ve spent any time at all in the Circuit 10 Child Welfare community, you’ve heard the name Lakezia Perry. Lakezia is that case manager who knows her work and her families in a way that takes case management to another level. Her reputation with our system partners, including the Court, is second to none. She makes the tough case look easy, and the impossible case look possible. We’re all really glad that you’re still out there doing this work every day, Lakezia.

The Devereux Leadership Team sends KUDOS to Sheila Rossy-Arroyo, Lee Wiggins, Candace Brown, Sharday Hampton, Arline Herrera, Audrey Daniels, Tameka Alston-Temple, Stephanie Curtis, Sara Collins, Kion Pope, Sarah Moffitt, Tyrica Morris and India Spence.  These fine Devereux Staff volunteered to work at the Rudolph Round-Up Warehouse.  They were instrumental in making sure their shifts were covered and that children received their toys for Christmas.  Devereux appreciates their willingness to volunteer and for assisting in make Rudolph Round-Up successful for 2017.  THANKS STAFF!!!

Evelyn Padro has been employed with CHS for over 10 years. Ms. Padro transferred to CHS Circuit 10 in July 2016 as one of two Family Team Conference Facilitators.  She has extensive child welfare knowledge with experience in family team conferences, case management, adoption, permanency staffings, and family finders.  She is passionate about families and works tirelessly to reconnect children with their family.  Ms. Padro’s approach to permanency is to allow parents/families to take the lead on developing a plan that meet their needs. She highlights families’ strengths and assists them with building upon those strengths so the family can learn to have a voice.  A team player who is constantly on the move to help as needed, she often lends assistance with translation to Child Protection Team and case management.  Ms. Padro has been instrumental in developing a parent support group in Circuit 10 and the strength of that group continues to grow under her leadership.  CHS is fortunate to have Ms. Padro as a team member, she exemplifies “We Do Good”. Thanks for all that you do, Evelyn!

Bill Nunnally
Chief Quality & Performance Officer,  Heartland for Children