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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:

Jennifer Vaughn, Team Lead, NeuroRestorative Florida

Jennifer is a tremendous asset to NeuroRestorative Florida as a Team Lead. She is tenacious in her efforts to seek out and secure engaging community activities for the individuals she serves. Jennifer has won tickets to concerts, Sea World, and the local zoo via various contests, and each time she donated the tickets to our participants. She goes out of her way to accommodate her team, often volunteering to change her schedule to fit program needs. During the previous year, she worked every holiday in order to allow her staff to have time off with their families. Jennifer’s co-workers describe her as a caring person who is always advocating for the wants and needs of participants and staff.

“Jennifer is dedicated to our program, our participants, our values and our mission,” said Mary Radcliffe, Residential Supervisor, NeuroRestorative Florida.

Todd Taylor, Life Skills Trainer, NeuroRestorative Carbondale  

Todd’s incredibly strong work ethic does not go unnoticed by his co-workers at NeuroRestorative Carbondale. He goes out of his way on a daily basis to serve his fellow staff and participants, often before they have asked for help.  A self-starter, Todd actively looks for things that need to be done and thoroughly completes every task with a smile on his face. His interactions with fellow staff members leave them saying, “Wow, how did he know I needed that?” Todd is compassionate towards those he serves and advocates strongly to ensure they receive the highest quality of care.

“I have found myself saying on multiple occasions that I wish we could clone Todd because he is such an exemplary staff who always gives 100%,” said Michelle Vaughn, Clinical Director, NeuroRestorative Carbondale.

Nathanial Honore, Team Lead, NeuroRestorative Florida

Nathanial is a compassionate Team Lead who goes out of his way to ensure that his colleagues are successful. He recently adjusted his personal schedule to assist a co-worker transitioning into the Team Lead role. Often staying late, Nathanial took the time to impart the knowledge he has gained over the past decade working with NeuroRestorative Florida. He is a skilled communicator who is able to mediate conflict while providing constructive feedback in a teaching environment. It is Nathaniel’s dedication to serving that makes him a NeuroRestorative Hero.

“All around Nathanial is a servant and has exemplified that,” said Richard Eusèbe, Team Lead, NeuroRestorative Florida.

Lori Vacchiano, Residential Supervisor, NeuroRestorative Maine 

Lori epitomizes leadership in all that she does.  Her staff describe her as always available to lend an ear or a helping hand. She works hard to foster a sense of community and teamwork within her program. Lori is constantly seeking out opportunities to improve the environments of care because she wants everything to be the very best for her staff and participants. She has overcome personal and professional obstacles during her ten-year career and has always done so with grace and dignity.

“Lori always goes above and beyond,” said Allison Forbes, Team Lead, NeuroRestorative Maine.