Family Lifeline is dedicated to creating a highly engaged staff that displays enthusiasm and satisfaction in their work and performs at a high-level of efficiency and effectiveness. TC3, Family Lifeline’s internal engagement committee is pleased to announce that Cheryl Vessells in our Home Care Program is the 2017 Values Award Winner, an organizational honor intended to highlight a single staff member that most clearly embodies and exemplifies our organizational values at work.

  • Respect:
    • We embrace diversity and equality, treating everyone with dignity and fairness.
    • We promote competence to respect and offer culturally informed practice.
    • We believe in open, honest and proactive internal and external communications.
      • Their actions speak louder than their words.
      • Treats others as they wished to be treated.
  • Excellence:
    • We challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greatest impact.
    • We ensure the integrity of data that informs program planning and efficacy of service delivery.
    • We embrace change and remain flexible and open-minded regarding current and future opportunities.
    • We aim to have clear employee expectations and encourage autonomous decision-making.
      • Does ordinary things extraordinarily well
      • Good, better, best – never rests until their good gets better and their better gets best.
  • Accountability:
    • We act honestly and ethically.
    • Professional integrity is the cornerstone of our service delivery.
    • We are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
    • Transparency and fiscal responsibility are hallmarks of our daily operations.
      • Says what they’ll do and does what they say
      • Does their best when no one is looking
  • Partnerships:
    • We partner with other organizations that complement our existing strengths and competencies.
    • We partner with individuals and families in every stage of service planning, maximizing the development of a true, caring reciprocal relationship that promotes independence and empowerment.
    • We draw people together to solve problems whenever possible.
      • Believes we’re better together
      • Understand that there is no “I” in team
  • Support:
    • When interacting with others, we will remain compassionate and will encourage balance, health and well-being.
    • Our operational foundation is based on teamwork and collaboration.
    • Every employee is valued, and his or her engagement is crucial to the organization’s success.
      • Builds others up
  • Fun:
    • We will not take ourselves too seriously and will incorporate fun and light heartedness in the workplace.
      • Breathes deeply, and laughs often
      • Connects through laughter

Other nominees included: Eva Bates-Sherman, Lucy Braxton, Safiya Bridgewater, Rebecca Butler, Laura Chalk, Hattie Crawley, Shanique Johnson, Jessica Lacks, Emily Quinn,  Annie Rhodes, Rosa Robinson, Patricia Taylor, LaStar Vieira, and Taylor Williams.