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.
Congratulations to Deb Stone(below) on being the Fall recipient of the Employee Recognition Award! Deb is the Information & Assistance Coordinator and runs the Heartland Harmony program in the Geriatric Services Dept. The Cultural Review Committee felt Deb exhibited the work ethic, unselfish attitude, and tenacious service to clients necessary to make Heartland the leading behavioral health resource in the region. Linda Warner is shown presenting Deb with a gift basket and access to the prestigious “Honored Employee Parking Spot.” Well done, Deb. We’re glad you’re on our team!
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.