THREE RECEIVE AWARDS AT LAKE ADAMHS ANNUAL MEETING

The Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board bestowed its three annual system-wide awards at its annual meeting in June.

 

Established by Ohio Statute, the ADAMHS Board is responsible for planning, funding, monitoring, and evaluating Lake County’s community-based mental health and addiction recovery services. Those services are delivered through a network of agencies. Board members – all Lake County residents who serve without compensation – include mental health and recovery experts, consumers (people who need and use services), relatives of consumers, community leaders, and business professionals.

 

Steve Gielink was given the 2015 ADAMHS Consumer Achievement Award. This award recognizes a consumer who has been especially successful in working toward and achieving important goals.

 

The Unsung Hero Award salutes a staff member at one of the ADAMHS funded service providers. This year’s award went to Deborah Gurney of Signature Health.

 

The 2014 ADAMHS Advocate Award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the system’s missions. That award was given to Nathan Peters, Public Education Specialist with the City of Mentor’s Fire Department.

 

Award-winners were presented framed pieces of art from the system’s annual Expressions of Recovery consumer art show.

 

Advocate Award winner Nathan Peters with wife, Kristin Peters, and Greg Markell from the ADAMHS management team

Advocate Award winner Nathan Peters with wife, Kristin Peters, and Greg Markell from the ADAMHS management team

Consumer Achievement Award winner Steve Gielink with Sandra Langenderfer from Extended Housing, and Christine Lakomiak from the ADAMHS management team

Consumer Achievement Award winner Steve Gielink with Sandra Langenderfer from Extended Housing, and Christine Lakomiak from the ADAMHS management team

Unsung Hero Award winner Deb Gurney from Signature Health with Signature Health’s Patty Smith, and Jackie Bruner from the ADAMHS management team

Unsung Hero Award winner Deb Gurney from Signature Health with Signature Health’s Patty Smith, and Jackie Bruner from the ADAMHS management team