Some of our Finest Receive Accolades

October 14, 2019

2019 Exemplary Leadership and Service Awards

There are so many dedicated people working within our agency to improve the lives of people we serve each and every day. It would be truly wonderful if each could be given the recognition they deserve. Each year we honor a small few of these truly special individuals. Here are the awardees from our 22nd Annual NFI North conference held on September 12th and 13th 2019.

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Deborah Weeks, MS with the Dr. Yitzhak Bakal Essence of Leadership Award. The award is presented to someone who has a special gift for leadership, someone who is bright, talented and caring. Recipients of the award are excellent problem solvers, have the absolute highest degree of commitment to their work and possess all the characteristics of a strong and capable leader. Nominations are made by colleagues who feel the nominee goes above and beyond and has made a significant difference if the everyday work they do. Essence_of_Leadership_Debi_Weeks

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Keri Riley-Pickford with the Remarkable Role Model Award. The award is given to an individual who never stops modeling the mission of their program and the agency. They exemplify a strong work ethic, supportive values and overall integrity. They are looked up to and admired by the team at all levels. Remarkable_Role_Model_Keri_Riley_Pickford

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Walter Graves with the Remarkable Role Model Award. The award is given to an individual who never stops modeling the mission of their program and the agency. They exemplify a strong work ethic, supportive values and overall integrity. They are looked up to and admired by the team at all levels. Remarkable_Role_Model_Wally_Graves

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Kathryn Peters with the Superhero Award. The award is given to an individual who has spent much time helping other programs in need by offering an extra hand and a good ear. Individuals who receive this award have a strong persona and are skilled at assessing a situation and responding effectively on a moment’s notice. They exude confidence and give a sense of comfort and safety with their presence. Superhero_Kathy_Peters

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Thaddeus Whithed with the Superhero Award. The award is given to an individual who has spent much time helping other programs in need by offering an extra hand and a good ear. Individuals who receive this award have a strong persona and are skilled at assessing a situation and responding effectively on a moment’s notice. They exude confidence and give a sense of comfort and safety with their presence. Superhero_Thad_Whithed

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Molly McLean with the Shining Star Award. The award is given to an individual consistently shines in all the work that they do. They are confident, competent, always willing to step in and lend a hand. This person is successful in their career and serves as a beacon of light and hope for the team. Shining_Star_Molly_McLean

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Pamela Allard with the Courage to Grow Award. The award is given to an individual who has shown tremendous growth over a period of time by setting goals and working extremely hard to meet them. Individuals selected to receive this award may have overcome the odds and are becoming a success in their work. Courage_to_Grow_Pam_Allard

NFI North, Inc. recently presented Elizabeth Boulay with the Courage to Grow Award. The award is given to an individual who has shown tremendous growth over a period of time by setting goals and working extremely hard to meet them. Individuals selected to receive this award may have overcome the odds and are becoming a success in their work. Courage_to_Grow_Liz_Boulay