November 15, 2011

Employee of the Year: Judy Harvey

Posted in Employees at 7:59 pm by Lund

Judy Harvey, Childcare Coordinator, was awarded “Employee of the Year” at the October All-Staff Retreat.

“This year’s recipient is truly a leader, an innovator, a motivator and an inspiration and yet she is likely one of the most humble people you will ever meet,” said Kim Coe, Director of Residential and Community Treatment, during the award presentation.

Staff erupted into applause when Harvey’s name was called and everyone stood in cheer as she made her way up to the podium to receive a sling of sunflowers, a gift and a plaque to commemorate her award.

“I have no doubt that she would move mountains, fight lions, tigers, and bears if that is what it took to protect a child and yet she has a gentle spirit that comforts those around her,” said Coe.

Harvey has worked at Lund Family Center for six years and is recognized as a leader in early childhood education. She received the Rising Star award from the KidSafe Collaborative.  A child advocate and educator, Harvey understands the best practice for working with families in poverty and is a role model.

“It’s overwhelming, there’s just so many people doing outstanding work. It was a huge surprise and a huge honor,” said Harvey who credits her staff for the award. “My staff is incredible. I got the award but it would not have happened without them. These things don’t happen in isolation, they happen because of the staff that surrounds you. I’m their leader but they’re my leaders too.”

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