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Employee of the Month

Our Employees of the Month

April 2019 Employee of the Month

Kim Hernandez

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Kim Hernandez was selected as the April 2019 Employee of the Month. Kim joined the business office December 2018, and serves as the Accounts Receivable Clerk. She previously worked as a Deputy Clerk with the Newport News General District Court. She also worked at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. Kim earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Thomas Nelson Community College. She majored in Information Systems Technology, where she achieved the honor of Magna Cum Laude.

March 2019 Employee of the Month

Charold Messinea

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Charold Messinea was selected as the March 2019 Employee of the Month. Charold began her employment as a Substitute Teacher February 2018, and then worked in the Admissions department, providing valued support to the staff. She was promoted to Activity Coordinator March 2019, and works collaboratively with key staff to plan and provide activities to residents, thus promoting family engagement opportunities. Charold earned an MBA from St. Leo University.

February 2019 Employee of the Month

Carlos Camacho

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Carlos Camacho was selected as the February 2019 Employee of the Month. Carlos has served as the Acute Nurse Manager for the acute inpatient facility since January 2019. He began his career at NNBHC March 10, 2014 as a staff RN; receiving several promotions during his tenure, including Nursing Supervisor March 2015. Carlos was previously employed with Riverside Home Care and Riverside Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of the Riverside School of Nursing, where he earned his RN in 2014 and LPN in 2005.

January 2019 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Kelly Boswick was selected as Employee of the Month for January 2019. Kelly is described as reliable, timely, and a good communicator. She joined NNBHC in 2007 and currently works as a front-desk receptionist and assists in the transportation department. Kelly received her A.S. degree in Business Administration from Thomas Nelson Community College.

Tangela Nicholson Honored As 2018 Employee of the Year

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Tangela Nicholson has been selected as the 2018 Employee of the year. Tangela was also selected as the December 2018 Employee of the Month. CEO Paul Kirkham and staff honored Tangela for her length of service, dedication, and meticulous work ethic in the Housekeeping Department. Director of Support Services Terry Rethamel stated, “Tangela is a very respected member of the NNBHC family. Staff and residents alike acknowledge her hard work and positivity…you never pass her without receiving a warm greeting and smile.”

November 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Chontonique Culp was selected as Employee of the Month for November 2018. Chontonique was recently promoted from Mental Health Technician to Lead Mental Health Technician. She has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and is fair, firm and consistent with the residents. She demonstrates dependability and flexibility with her schedule; volunteering to work additional days to ensure that all standards are met on the female units.

October 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Damian Tucker was selected as Employee of the Month for October 2018. Damian joined NNBHC in 2018 and works as a Therapist. He attended Clarion University and St. Leo University receiving his B.S. in Psychology in 2004. In 2013 he received his Master of Science degree from Capella University as a Counselor. Damian also served in the United States Air Force where he was a Physical Trainer Leader. In 2003 he was recognized as the U.S. Air Force Services Squadron Airman of the Year.

September 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Everis Williams was selected as Employee of the Month for September 2018. Everis, a Mental Health Technician, works to build positive rapport with every resident that she works with. She is always willing to problem solve and work as a team with the therapists to help the residents achieve their goals. If she feels something isn’t right with a case, Everis has no problem directing her concerns and working to identify a solution.

August 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Shaunte Oliver was selected as Employee of the Month for August 2018. Shaunte serves as the Payroll/Accounts Payable Coordinator. Her customer service skills are exemplary in working with co-workers, outside agencies and presenting at New Hire Orientations while outlining company policies and procedures. Shaunte is a true asset and always ready to lend a helping hand.

July 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Karissa Mitchell was selected as Employee of the Month for July 2018. Karissa began her employment in May 2017 and works as a health information clerk; an important role in maintaining HIPAA regulations and securely managing confidential medical records on youth admitted to the residential and acute inpatient facilities. Karissa has a degree from Centura College.

June 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Abigail Williams, LPC, was selected as Employee of the Month for June 2018. Abigail has worked at NNBHC since 2017. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from EVMS. She has previously worked in various capacities with youth requiring mental health services, including National Counseling Group, Commonwealth Challenge and SECEP. Abby is always proactive and on time with documentation while enhancing the youth’s success rate upon discharge.

May 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Angeleah Swilling was selected as Employee of the Month for May 2018. When a coworker unexpectedly fell ill mid-shift, Angeleah confidently and competently ran the kitchen operations. The next day she volunteered to work an extended shift to ensure meals were prepared and served on time. Her dedication to putting youth first guaranteed nourishment for 117 residents and their supporting staff.

April 2018 Employee of the Month

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce that Brea Brathwaite was selected as the Employee of the Month for April 2018. A graduate of Hampton University with a B .S. in Criminal Justice/Criminology and a M.S. from Argosy University in Forensic Psychology, Ms. Brathwaite has served as a Mental Health Technician since September 2015. Ms. Brathwaite was promoted to clinical intake coordinator effective May 28.

Help and Hope are Here

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health treatment services to children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment. If your child is struggling with behavioral health issues, please call us at 757-888-0400. We offer no-cost assessments 24/7.