Heartland Human Services


The Board of Directors recently held their Annual Meeting to approve by-laws, appoint new board members, and elect officers. Jim Hakman(above), retired education administrator from Teutopolis, was confirmed as a new board member. Other activity at the meeting included honoring retiring board member, Mike Merry(below), of  Dieterich.  “Mike has provided a very stable and dependable presence on our board for three years and we appreciate his service to the Effingham region.  He represented Dieterich quite well,” said Kinder.

At the directive of the Cultural Review Committee, the recipient of the next Employee Recognition Award is:   Erica John! Erica is a Residential Case Manager and the committee feels Erica exhibits an exemplary work ethic as she works all shifts and works weekends and works holidays… without complaint. She always finds productive things to do and she’s a good biller.  As well, she puts the clients first and they love her. Erica will receive a gift basket, gift card, mention in the agency newsletter, a press release, and rights to the prestigious Honored Employee Parking spot anytime she’s at the center.

Congratulations, Erica, we’re glad you’re on our team!

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Heartland Human Services held a series of Garage and Bake Sales and we had a successful Community Walk on September 28th with over 300 walkers.  Our goal for 2013 was $5,000. We raised $8,548 for AFSP!  Thank you to all who made donations and to all who helped in any way to make this year a success.