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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.”

 Q2 NeuroRestorative Heroes:

JoAnn Lawson, Team Lead, NeuroRestorative Florida

JoAnn is described by her peers as a role model with boundless enthusiasm for her position of Team Lead. Her calm demeanor, excellent communication skills and willingness to take on any challenge make her an integral part of the NeuroRestorative Florida team. JoAnn has a multitude of responsibilities, and really shines when it comes to offering training and guidance to both staff and participants. Her careful attention to detail is a tremendous asset as she is responsible for ensuring policy and procedure guidelines are met on an ongoing basis. JoAnn truly cares for the individuals she works with and actively seeks out ways to assist her colleagues.

“JoAnn is dependable, always on time, and respected by everyone she works with,” said Mary Radcliffe, Residential Supervisor, NeuroRestorative Florida.

Anne Bortner, Team Lead, NeuroRestorative New Jersey

Anne is an extraordinary Team Lead in Delran, New Jersey. There have been many instances where she has gone out of her way to make sure our participants receive the highest quality care and support. In addition to her numerous responsibilities, Anne ensures that all participant medical appointments and follow-ups are completed on schedule.  She is an exceptional team member and employee. Her tenacious desire to serve others makes her a NeuroRestorative Hero.

“Anne continually goes above and beyond to ensure the participants have all the tools necessary to move to the next phase in their lives,” said Cheree Jacobs, Residential Supervisor, NeuroRestorative New Jersey.

Tina Carco, LST/Med Assist, NeuroRestorative Carbondale

Tina started her career at NeuroRestorative as a Life Skills Trainer, and she joined the Med Assist team in 2014. Since that time, she has become the first person on the NeuroRestorative Carbondale nursing team that everyone seeks out when they need help. She is described by her colleagues as patient, kind, respectful and always willing lend an empathetic ear or help problem-solve a challenge. Tina is an exemplary teacher and is responsible for training most of the new Med Assists in the Carbondale program. She actively looks for teaching moments to assist staff members and the individuals she serves.

“Tina is always willing to go the extra mile for her co-workers, participants she serves and the organization. She is a true team player,” said Chrystal Manning, Director of Nursing, NeuroRestorative Carbondale.

Rose Aguilar, Case Manager, NeuroRestorative Texas

Rose is an exceptional Case Manager in the NeuroRestorative San Antonio program. For her, exceeding expectations is the norm. She completes her many job duties with joy, and always seeks out additional ways to provide families with any extra resources they may need.  She brings warmth, a positive attitude, and a desire to help to each and every employee on a daily basis. Rose treats every individual she serves with utmost dignity and respect and is a strong advocate for our participants.

“Rose is genuine, authentic and one of the reasons the San Antonio program is so successful,” said Rachel Lauterstein, Speech Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Texas.