Announcing this Quarter's NeuroRestorative Heroes!

NeuroRestorative Heroes is an employee recognition program through which we celebrate employees whose actions make them a hero to those we serve or their colleagues.

At NeuroRestorative, we are proud to have an amazing team of employees working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve with brain and spinal cord injuries and other neurological challenges. From clinicians to direct care workers to administrative support staff, we strive to ensure all our employees feel valued, supported and recognized for the important work that they do. That is why we created NeuroRestorative Heroes, an employee recognition program designed to celebrate employees whose actions make them a hero to those we serve or their colleagues.

Each quarter, we recognize one NeuroRestorative Hero from different NeuroRestorative programs. NeuroRestorative Heroes is open to all NeuroRestorative employees, and co-workers, supervisors, participants and other community members are encouraged to submit nominations. This quarter, we are proud to recognize staff members who are not just dedicated employees, but true advocates for the individuals we serve.

“The NeuroRestorative Heroes program is a great way to recognize and thank our valued employees” said Bill Duffy, NeuroRestorative President. “On behalf of everyone at NeuroRestorative, I want to thank all of our passionate and dedicated employees and congratulate this quarter’s NeuroRestorative Heroes.”

Q3 NeuroRestorative Heroes:

Celeste Sepulveda, Life Skills Trainer, NeuroRestorative San Antonio

As a member of the Life Skills team, Celeste never hesitates to be active in participant therapies. Always encouraging the individuals she works with, Celeste has been seen doing push-ups, squats, running and walking alongside participants to help keep them motivated and encouraged. 

“Celeste is such a beautiful person inside and out. You can hear Celeste laughing with the clients on the other side of the building and it does nothing but make you want to smile. We are blessed to have her as a part of our team in San Antonio —she is true hero material,” said Rebekah Wright, Life Skills Staff Supervisor at NeuroRestorative San Antonio. 

Victoria Rose Pindur, Team Lead, NeuroRestorative Pennsylvania

Always willing to come in early and stay late, Victoria will do whatever it takes to care for participants. Victoria became a Life Skills Trainer in 2011, a position in which she displayed intelligence, quick-thinking and an innovative approach to her role. After excelling as a Life Skills Trainer, she became a Team Lead in 2014. Since her promotion, there have been many of accounts of Victoria going above and beyond on behalf of the participants and staff she supports. From finding and installing televisions for participants to working additional hours, Victoria is an exceptional employee and team member.

“Victoria will always do what it takes for the well-being of the participants she serves. Committed to her work, Victoria is an amazing young lady and I believe her effort should be noticed,” said Courtney Phillips, Life Skills Trainer at NeuroRestorative Pennsylvania. 

Kelsi Legsdin, Life Skills Trainer, NeuroRestorative New Hampshire 

As a Life Skills Trainer, Kelsi is a hard worker and always willing to go the extra mile. She is motivated to involve participants in an array of activities and consistently thinks of new craft ideas to keep participants engaged. Overall Kelsi is an enthusiastic and caring Life Skills Trainer.

“On Friday, April 17, one of the participants choked on a piece of steak. He turned blue and could not speak. Kelsi kept a cool head and performed the Heimlich, dislodging the piece of food and allowing him to breathe again,” said Janice Comtois, Residential Supervisor at NeuroRestorative New Hampshire’s program in Chichester. 

Chris Brady, Life Skills Trainer, NeuroRestorative Kentucky

Chris has an exceptionally positive attitude. In the morning when the participants arrive at the day treatment program in Lexington, Chris always greets them with his infectious spirit. Extremely in tune with the needs of the participants he serves, Chris does not need to be prompted to make sure that they receive quality care and rehabilitation. Due to his warm personality, Chris has developed a good rapport with many of the participants. Chris’s drive, work ethic, compassion and positivity are unmatched and serve as a blessing to the staff and participants. 

“Chris is very helpful to me as a supervisor – he is always asking if there is anything he can do to help and is eager to take on any extra task. Chris is the portrait of the best things a supervisor can hope for in an employee,” said Katelyn Pyszka, Adult Day Treatment Coordinator at NeuroRestorative Kentucky’s program in Lexington. 

Do you know a NeuroRestorative employee whose actions make them a hero to those they serve or to their fellow colleagues? Nominate someone to be a NeuroRestorative Hero today!