Each year, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery selects employees who best represent the mission, vision, and ethical values associated with provision of our services for celebratory awards. The following employees have been identified as Employee of the Year for their support, teamwork, and dedication:
Mount Trexler Manor: Heather Houser
Heather is a Care Coordinator and Managed Care Liaison at Mount Trexler Manor. She started working for New Vitae Wellness and Recovery just over two years ago. Her daily routine includes focusing on completing daily documentation needs and assisting the individuals who live at Mount Trexler Manor.
New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center: Arlene Phillips
Arlene has been a member of the New Vitae Mental Health Center for approximately ten years. She is the Managed Care Liaison Supervisor, and spends much of her time organizing and approving data to assist with external payer audits. She is consistently willing to volunteer and help others.
Pathways Services: Rachel Caffrey
Rachel is a mentor in our Pathways services. She works directly with residents on a daily basis to improve their independent living skills through a variety of supports, including modeling behaviors and providing positive feedback. Rachel has been with our company for just over four years.
Quakertown House: Heather Kramer
Heather has worked with our team for nineteen years. During that time, she has helped a variety of people meet their goals and assisted with direct care needs. Heather is currently working as a Personal Care Aid and Medication Technician. Her patience and compassion are celebrated by the staff at Quakertown House.
Young Adult Services: Aretha Plummer
Aretha works as one of our dedicated mentors. She has assisted many of our participants in her eleven years of service for New Vitae. Aretha’s current role focuses on assisting with the personal goals of our young adults. She is always happy to help and seek out new challenges.
In addition to our Employees of the Year, New Vitae identifies an annual Iris Award Winner. The Iris Award, named for the national flower symbolizing mental health, is presented to an individual who personifies an outstanding commitment to promoting recovery activities and who strives to assist with the goals of our individuals participating in services. The Iris Award for 2014 has been presented to Karen Boardman. Karen supports the residential program at Mount Trexler Manor. Her compassion and commitment to holistic care has resulted in many personal successes for participants, staff, and visitors. She has served our community for over two years. Thank you, Karen!
Great job to all of our nominees and winners!