2016 Blog Entries

AK Child & Family Monthly All Staff Meetings

“I like attending All Staff monthly meetings because I get to see fellow coworkers, those that are new and those that have been here a while. I enjoy meeting, greeting and getting to know our staff. We get to unite, learn and share information, experiences and ideas. We get to empower each other & work towards developing trust and friendship. Coming together as a unit is a start, Staying together in longevity is progress and the end results of working together is Success.” Fannie Richardson, CP Licensing Coordinator

“All Staff is a great venue to get caught up on agency news, see people I don't often get to see otherwise, and find out who's new. It helps me feel connected beyond my small department and reminds me of the importance, and the ripple effects, of what we collectively do.” Addy Peters, Training Manager

Our Spiritual Life department is amazing!

We’re always happy to see staff alumni return for our monthly All Staff meetings

“I find All Staff to be a great place to get to know my teammates. Nothing builds a bond quite like learning and sharing a meal together!” Teagan Presler, Training Specialist II

“I look forward to attending the All Staff meeting. It’s always educational and a great way to connect with our bigger team that I don’t get to see all the time. I appreciate all the dedication and commitment that goes into organizing the All Staff. It also promotes self care by taking time away from your day to day duties to connect with others in different ways. It would be great to see more faces at the All Staff. Please try your best to attend and be part of our AK Child & Family ‘family time” together’.”.- Laurie Lopez, Director of Residential Services

December 2016 all-staff was a chance to pull out all the stops: we had an awesome potluck, along with trivia & door prizes!

Rosie won a box of crab!

Our Recreation/School department rocks too!!

“Sometimes I’m tempted to skip All Staff meetings because of my long ‘to do list’ but I still always carve out time to attend. Once I’m there I’m glad I attended because I get to celebrate new hires, help honor those who receive their longevity bonuses, and cheer for the spirit award winners. I appreciate the trainings provided, sharing of information and mostly the opportunity to connect with others.” - Anne Dennis-Choi, Chief Clinical Officer

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. What we learn becomes a part of who we are. A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere unless you change it. Work for a cause, Not for Applause. Live life to express not to impress. Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn. Will it be easy? Nope, worth it? Absolutely….. – (quotes gathered by) Rosie Sagraves, Medical Billing Specialist

Each month coworkers nominate a SPIRIT award winner. Congratulations to Tonya Leach, our incredible Administrative Support Assistant, who is December's recipient!

At the end of the year the Ultimate Spirit Winner is announced, congrats Katherine Jones, PTC II!