The NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge program, located in Benton, AR, was recently recognized by the Arkansas National Guard for its commitment to supporting employees who also serve as National Guard members as they fulfill their obligations to the Guard.
Timber Ridge Executive Program Director Rob McDaniel and Program Director Mary Lewis accepted The Patriot Award on behalf of NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge.
“Mary and Rob have been very understanding of my service and commitment to the Guard. When I joined NeuroRestorative, the organization embraced and supported the fact that I served in the military,” said Paul Fletcher, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry, Arkansas Army National Guard, and a Team Coordinator for NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge. Fletcher nominated McDaniel and Lewis specifically for their support during the time he was deployed.
The Patriot Award was created by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, and seeks to recognize employers who provide support to their employees who serve in the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.
“It’s the right thing to do to support our employees who serve in the military. I think the roles that individuals, like Paul, hold are commendable and employers need to support these people,” said McDaniel.
“Back in July, I was newly promoted to Team Coordinator (Paul’s primary responsibility is supervising the program’s residential staff). After receiving the promotion, I learned I had to be deployed in order to attend my extended training as part of my Guard duties. Rob and Mary held my job until I returned from my deployment, which made me realize how awesome they are. I am truly appreciative of their support,” said Fletcher.