Board of Child Care Q1 2023 Core Value Award Winners

The Board of Child Care would like to recognize Jasmine Mayo, Diane Baerga, Sheena Santana, and Jasha "Shay" Washington as our Q1 2023 Core Value Award Winners!

Jasmine Mayo—Safety
Regional Navigator, OMHC (Pasadena)

Here is what her nomination said:

“Jasmine Mayo, the new Regional Navigator, has made such an impact on our agency in such a short time of being employed. However, I want to focus on her ability to provide safety support to her Regional Navigator survivors.

Jasmine has been able to provide support and services while building a trusting and safe relationship with those on her caseload.”

Thank you, Jasmine, and congratulations!

Diane Baerga—Relationships
Administrative Assistant, Caminos West (PA)

Here is what her nomination said:

“Diane Baerga keeps good communication and relationship between Caminos Program and Residential. She is a liaison to help Caminos Staff incorporate with residential, using PA Regulations. Example: She was the guide during the DHS Inspection and, she helped to keep everything in compliance with PA Regulations. Caminos had a successful inspection.”

Congratulations, Diane, and thank you!

Sheena Santana—Impact
Youth Care Professional, Caminos West (PA)

Here is what her nomination said:

“Sheena is a go-getter and is always taking the time to complete tasks to help make the program run smoother for the youth and her co-workers. Sheena never stops working and taking on tasks even when she has a full plate herself.

When Sheena arrives on campus on Sunday mornings, she gets everything going for the week and gives the kitchen a thorough cleaning before the second staff member is set to arrive. Sheena also helps the youth feel more comfortable on campus, by branching out of her comfort zone and cooking and preparing meals to the youth’s liking and cultural background. She has spent much time improving her Spanish and can now hold productive conversations with the youth.

“Sheena has impacted the program positively in many ways and continues to each day.”

Congratulations and thank you, Sheena!

Jasha "Shay" Washington—Empathy
Awake Overnight Youth Care Professional (Hagerstown)

Here is what her nomination said:

“Shay’s great and positive attitude during tough times here in the Falling Waters facility has made the staff and youth turn negative outcomes into positive outcomes. She is making a great impact on all that she comes across.”

Congratulations, Shay, and thank you!

SAFETY as a mindset—We value life, spirit, and health above all else and take action to maintain the safety of our workplaces, programs, and services through a trauma responsive lens. We are personally accountable for our own safety and collectively responsible for the mental, emotional, and physical safety of our community.

Foster RELATIONSHIPS within our community—Openness and honesty with all stakeholders make for both the best program outcomes and team culture. Inclusive practices are the building blocks for trust. We create space for conversations that grow transparency about our decisions, promises, and understanding of one another.

IMPACT drives lasting change—We seek to make lasting change in the lives of those we work with by providing services that are inclusive, measurable, and durable. We maximize our impact by investing in staff and board development. Feedback presents opportunity for action, which enhances and strengthens our programs and their outcomes.

Listen and respond with EMPATHY—Empathy will guide our programming and culture at all levels. A supportive work and program environment means valuing the voices of all people, ensuring equitable representation, and growing a desire to know and understand others. We recognize that with empathy we will better understand what type of care and encouragement to provide