James Farley, Nurse Manager of NeuroRestorative Kentucky’s program in Paducah, received an employer recognition award due to his support of his employee, Leslie Green, a NeuroRestorative Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Technical Sargent for the Illinois Air National Guard. Green nominated Farley for his help in meeting her National Guard leave requirements.
This past fall both Green and Farley attended the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve “Breakfast with the Boss” and the 126th Air Refueling Wing Orientation Flight at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois to celebrate Farley’s award.
“I was surprised and extremely honored when Leslie nominated me for the employer award through the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Program. I myself am an Army Reservist with the 933rd Forward Surgical Team in Paducah. I know firsthand how important it is to have an employer that supports the mission of our guard and reserve soldiers, sailors and airmen,” said Farley.
“From my perspective, nominating Jim for the ESGR award was not even a question of should I or not. Since Jim is a 30-year Army Reserve Veteran, he understands the demands and requirements of being a part-time (sometimes full-time) military member. He has been very supportive of my responsibilities to the Air National Guard,” said Green.
As a Technical Sargent (E-6) and EMT Coordinator with the 126th Medical Group at Scott Air Force Base, IL, Green has been deployed to many places including Poland, Spain, Germany, Japan, Hawaii and Guam—something Farley has supported her doing. When in a deployment setting, Green’s job is to care for military members and the wounded, and treat them as quickly as possible to either return to duty or transfer to a facility where their care can be managed effectively.
Back at home in her role at NeuroRestorative, Green works as a LPN—a position she has held for the past four years. At the beginning of her career, she started off as a per diem nurse and is now the lead LPN. The current role allows her to work closely with Farley at the NeuroRestorative Paducah program.
“Jim is very supportive of our department as a whole, but he adds value as a boss by going that extra mile. He is truly appreciated more than he knows by allowing me to continue my service in the National Guard and also dedicate myself to NeuroRestorative,” said Green.