Staff Spotlight: JoEllen Whatley receives Supervisor of the Quarter Award
January 22, 2020
Congratulations to Residential Manager JoEllen Whatley (“Jodi”), who was honored recently with Latham Centers’ “Supervisor of the Quarter” Award!
Jodi’s contributions to the Adult Services Program are numerous; she promotes teamwork, enhances morale, provides exceptional service to our residents and their families, and she is a wonderful mentor and role model. Jodi started at Latham Centers as a Residential Counselor in the Adult Program and was promoted to a managerial position. One colleague commented, “Jodi is a valuable and respected member of the Management Team, sharing knowledge, ideas, and willingness to help her peers out if they need assistance.”
Jodi is an excellent leader and communicator who cares deeply about the welfare of the individuals at the home she manages, one staff member wrote in her nomination. “She is dedicated, compassionate, and always goes above and beyond. Jodi has become a great support to her staff, an educator, and a leader. She has the best interest of all of her residents with everything she does.”
Gina Sheehan, Director of Adult Services, congratulated Jodi on the honor, adding, “Jodi makes the residents feel good about being themselves 100 percent of the time. She takes the time to really know them, know their successes, and fully understand any challenge so she can create an environment where they learn and grow.”
Pictured: Jodi Whatley receives the Supervisor of the Quarter award from Latham President Anne McManus.
Upcoming: We’ll feature the Children’s Services Supervisor of the Quarter next week!