Several QCP team members were recognized for their extraordinary ability to care for people with disabilities at the 2014 Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State Annual Conference, which was held last November in Albany, New York. The conference brought nearly 700 people from CP Affiliates from across the state who exchanged information and introduced new technologies for people with disabilities, their families and people and organizations who support them.
QCP’s Residential Nursing Supervisor Karis Davis, RN received the prestigious Natalie Rogers Employee of the Year Award, which recognizes a staff member who has set the highest standard of excellence in their support of people with disabilities. Ms. Davis plays a critical role in the training and support of QCP’s residential medical team, while working hard to provide medical oversight and ensure that individuals, family and staff fully understand the conditions of each person they serve as they are being prepared to effectively care for them.
“QCP is honored to have one of our own members attain the Natalie Rogers Employees of the Year Award,” said Charles Houston, QCP Executive Director. “Natalie Rogers is an active member of QCP’s Board of Directors and we couldn’t be more delighted that Ms. Davis received this esteemed recognition in her name. Congratulations to Ms. Davis and to all our dedicated workers who earned recognition.”
Four additional QCP employees received special recognition for their dedication to working with individuals with disabilities. Congratulations to Andrea Villatoro, bilingual social work assistant at the Children’s Center; Nilce Ferrer, Medicaid service coordinator; Theresa Richardson, day services specialist at 164th Street; and Shaunelle Meusa, direct support assistant for the Residential Program.