Please join me in congratulating Semone Houston and Christopher Shriver for being named the 2017 John Williams Scholarship recipients for the CSB of Middle Georgia. The formal presentation ceremony will be held at Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dublin, Georgia on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the 11:00 a.m. service. The award is given by the John Williams Scholarship Foundation and the Williams family in conjunction with Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church, and is awarded to staff from the Community Service Board of Middle Georgia who are working toward a Master’s degree in the social science and/or mental health field. Preference is given to staff who are working with the SPMI adult population.
We appreciate Semone and Christopher for their interest in this scholarship program, for their tenacity in working toward a Master’s degree, and for their commitment to the CSB of Middle Georgia and to those we serve. Their professionalism and dedication to this career path and field of study are appreciated by those who work with each of them.
Please join me in congratulating Chris Shriver as the CSBMG Employee of the Month for April. Chris has worked with ICM since July of 2016. While working with this program, Chris has proven to be an asset to our agency and the true definition of a team player. Saying that Chris is a team player is an understatement. Chris not only has a “can do” spirit, but he has a “WILL DO” spirit. He has a passion for helping people that shows each and every day in his work with those we serve.
Chris is known for being energetic and passionate about his work. He works diligently to meet clients wherever they are, and assists them with attaining their goals. One of the things that stands out about Chris is that he shows enthusiasm for learning. He seeks guidance with challenging clients and when he faces an obstacle in his work with clients. He is resourceful and shares his knowledge of resources with other staff, and he assists them with working with their clients without hesitation. Congratulations to Chris for being named Employee of the Month for April 2017!
Please join me in congratulating Anthony Marion as the CSBMG Employee of the Month for March 2017. Anthony has worked many years in the substance abuse field. He is the counselor for the Day Reporting Center Lite (DRC) and provides group skills training for individuals on state probation with drug related charges. Anthony provides groups that meet DBHDD documentation guidelines and also documents in the Department of Corrections (DOC) electronic system.
Anthony also provides groups for men at the SA Night Group Program. Often men will come into the group not knowing what to expect. When they meet Anthony, they quickly learn that he is a man that conveys hope and teaches skills that can lead to an overall improvement in the quality of their lives.
Anthony is respectful, professional, a team player and strives to do his best. Anthony works full-time while going to school to earn his Bachelor’s degree and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Addiction Counselor. Congratulations on a job well done!
Please join me in congratulating Elizabeth Button Jones, on passing her test for Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, CPRP. We applaud this achievement!
Please join me in congratulating Coretta Green, who recently passed her test for Licensed Professional Counselor. Coretta works at Quentin’s Place, and does an awesome job in completing biopsychosocial assessments and working with our individuals on their plan of care. Congratulations on this major accomplishment and a job well done! We are proud of you, and grateful for your contributions to our agency.
Please join me in congratulating two of our staff, Matt Rainey and Tina Clements, for their participation and graduation from the RESPECT Institute, held on the CSB of Middle Georgia’s Dublin campus from February 13, 2017 through February 17, 2017. The RESPECT Institute of Georgia is a collaborative effort between the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Mental Health America of Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. RESPECT is a movement begun by international consultant Joel Slack, with a purpose to educate the public by telling personal accounts of the powerful impact that respect (and disrespect) has on a person recovering from a mental illness.
Congratulations on your graduation from the RESPECT Institute of Georgia! Your stories continue to inspire others on their journey in recovery as you readily spread the message that there is hope; that recovery is something that is worked towards and experienced; that recovery is an asset; and that recovery is for everyone. We are thankful for all you do for the CSB of Middle Georgia and to those we serve.