Congratulations Monarch Unsung Heroes!

Gray and orange butterflies around a 65th Monarch anniversary logoThis year, Monarch is celebrating 65 years of compassionate care to people in need and as part of the celebration, we are highlighting staff in a special way.

Monarch employees were asked to nominate “65 Unsung Heroes” who go above and beyond in their work and exemplifying the core values of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Courage and Innovation.

A large number of nominations were received and a group of 65 Monarch employees were selected to be named “Monarch Unsung Heroes.” Each of the named staff members receives a commemorative certificate recognizing them along with a gift card. Monarch Unsung Heroes for the 65th anniversary celebration are the following:

Summer Bailey, Developmental Specialist Vocational, Cohen House Group Home
Erica Bales, Senior Therapist, Outpatient, Behavioral Health – Wake
Tameca Barron, Compliance Coordinator, Quality Management
Clinton Bates, Talent Acquisition Professional Healthcare Recruiter, Human Resources
Diane Bowden, Residential Manager, Lafayette Group Home
Martha Bratton, Office Administrator, Behavioral Health – Lincoln
Scott Budzien, Data Scientist, Information Technology
Hannah Bundy, Office Administrator, Behavioral Health – Forsyth
Rachel Burns, Residential Manager, Ansonville Group Home
Stacey Burris, Finance Accounts Payable Specialist, Finance
Mary Katherine Carmon, Physician Assistant, Behavioral Health
Janet Carthens, Developmental Specialist Sleepover, Connecticut Avenue Group Home
Sharon Clanton, Senior Accountant, Finance
Kevin Clark, Statewide ICF Director, Long Term Services & Supports
Keishia Cooper, Licensed Practical Nurse, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health – Forsyth
Jimmy Covington, Developmental Specialist Residential, Green Street Group Home
Clint Dean, Outpatient Nurse Manager, Outpatient Nurse Manager BH Regional Outpatient
Shonda Denton, Developmental Specialist Sleepover, Green Street Group Home
Tonya Edmond, Program Assistant, IPS Nash
Loretta Evans, Developmental Specialist Vocational, Health Drive Center
Sarita Favers, Director of Operations, ACTT, Enhanced Services – ACT
Janet Carthens Ferguson, Developmental Specialist Vocational, Bladen Opportunities Unlimited
Nichole Foster, Office Administrator, Behavioral Health – Guilford
Nekia Foye, Residential Manager, Jones County Group Home
Donna Friday, Billing Specialist, LTSS Administration
Heather Glover, Licensed Practical Nurse, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health – Wilson
Kaye Horrell, Chef, Goodale School and Recovery Community
Bernice Johnson, Developmental Specialist Sleepover, Oak Drive Group Home
Gwen Jones, Developmental Specialist Vocational, River City Achievement Center
Cherie Karnes, Lead Employment Support Professional, IPS Stanly
Julia Kindell, Residential Manager, Valleyview Group Home
Victoria Lewis, Registration Coordinator, Virtual Open Access, Behavioral Health Open Access
Regina Love, Residential Manager, McAlway Road Group Home
Michelle Marsh, Program Manager, PSR, Harnett Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Naudia McBride, Developmental Specialist Vocational, Vocational Opportunities in the Community
Camilla McClelland, ACTT Administrative Assistant, ACTT Davidson
Jerry McDowell, Developmental Specialist Vocational, Vocational Options of Hoke County
Reginald McLean, Developmental Specialist Sleepover, Connecticut Avenue Group Home
William Meadows, Network Administrator, Information Technology
Holly Murphy, Developmental Specialist Sleepover, Cohen House Group Home
Jai Nash, Nurse Manager, Crisis, SECU Youth Crisis Center
Ashley Navey, Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health – Cleveland
Arcenia Nickles, Residential Team Leader, Brices Creek Group Home
Linda Pierce, Director of Community Services, Long Term Services & Supports
Stephanie Pittman, Benefits Verification Specialist, Behavioral Health Administration
Omar Polk, Residential Director, Long Term Services & Supports
Cornelius Powe, LTSS System Coordinator, Long Term Services & Supports
Evan Powell, Director of Operations, Enhanced Services, Enhanced Services
Vickie Powell, Support Coordinator, Columbus Industries
Jeannie Pyle, Program Director, Behavioral Health Urgent Care
Nicole B. Richardson, Registered Nurse, Mobile Clinic Team Lead, Behavioral Health – Mobile Clinic
Sandra Rickard, Developmental Specialist Vocational, Studio 651
Bryan Scott, Helpdesk Manager, Information Technology
Donna Sellers, Developmental Specialist Residential, Circle Drive Group Home
Jolene Stone, Residential Manager, Circlewood Drive Group Home
Melissa Tanferno, Communications Manager, Marketing & Communications Department
Betty Tisdale, Developmental Specialist Vocational, Columbus Industries
Queen Troy, Residential Manager, Pennsylvania Avenue Group Home
Lora Umberger, Vice President of Operations, Outpatient Administrative Services, Behavioral Health
April Vannoy, Outpatient Reports Manager, Behavioral Health, Administration
Joanna Wallace, Executive Assistant, LTSS Administration
Joanna Watson, Developmental Specialist Residential, Dogwood Circle Group Home
Vivian Williams, Program Manager, PSR, Richmond Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Cheryl Witt, Creative Arts Specialist, Studio 651
Kimberly Young, Office Administrator, Behavioral Health-Wake (Navaho Drive)

Posted on: Thursday April 27, 2023