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2017 Staff Retreat Celebrate 40 Years

May 31, 2017

Child Focus, Inc. celebrated its 40th Anniversary at its 300-person staff retreat on May 19 at American Modern Insurance Group.  Utilizing a birthday theme with party hats, noisemakers, cupcakes and a sundae bar, staff were welcomed by Rob Meyer, Child Focus Board President and Vice President of Sales at American Modern Insurance Group.   Jim Carter, CEO shared a 40 year retrospective on agency history.  Over 160 staff received recognition or awards for performance over the last year and 32 staff were honored for their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service. 

Special congratulations to Sandy Lock, Child Focus, Inc. Chief Operating Officer, who just celebrated 30 years at Child Focus, Inc.   Sandy's expertise and leadership has been invaluable in helping Child Focus, Inc. grow and diversify in early learning, community mental health and foster care.

In her role as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Sandy has served as a member of the CFI executive leadership team for three decades.  She has led Child Focus’ business operations and program oversight, and partnered with the CEO to provide governance, accountability and good stewardship of funds to meet the many legal, regulatory and policy requirements. She describes herself as the “less visionary but much more logical numbers and contract person” behind Child Focus, Sandy has been highly instrumental in the management of our investments, business development, financial reporting and helping put CFI’s strategic vision into our daily operations.   

On behalf of Child Focus, we would like to express our sincerest thanks to Sandy for her 30 years of exceptional service to the agency. Her commitment to Child Focus, Inc. staff, children and families is unequaled. 

Congratulations to our amazing staff and Happy Birthday to Child Focus, Inc.!

First Name

Last Name

Job title

Anniversary Year

Sandy

Lock

Chief Operating Officer

30

 

 

 

 

Desiree

Marler

Program Director

25

Connie

Bacon

Infant/Toddler Child Development Manager

25

Nancy

Blair

Program Coordinator

25

Marlene

Jewell

Assistant Teacher

25

Pamela

Lindeman

Director Compliance & Performance Improvement

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura

Stith

Chief Clinical Officer

20

Karen

Stone

Program Coordinator

20

Karen

Balon

Health & Special Education Manager

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda

Hickman

Office Manager - Non-Exempt

15

Tania

White

Therapist III

15

Victoria   

Jetter

QMHS III

15

Leslie

Duncanson

Assistant Teacher

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracy

Legg

Coordinator of MIS Data & Billing

10

Melanie

Palmer

Program Director

10

Dina

Idrissova

Office Manager - Non-Exempt

10

Julie

Herrmann

Assistant Director, SP-MHEC

10

Bethany

Lapp

School Readiness Manager

10

Lara

Bingham

Assistant Teacher

10

Christine

Kiger

Administrative Clerk

10

Neda

Creech

Bus Driver

10

Elizabeth

Weiss

Family Advocate

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer

Rafferty

Coordinator of Community Mental Health

5

Anne

Wise

Therapist III

5

Akemi

Brewer

Psychologist

5

Jenny

Small

Therapist I

5

Brittany

Morgan

Family Advocate

5

Danielle

Smith

Health Assistant

5

Alice

Rizzo

Teacher Seasonal

5

Ruth

Lamphier

Food Service Assistant

5

Natasha

Swafford

EHS Family Educator

5

Sheila

Conley

Classroom Aide

5