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Fairfield Behavioral Health Services employees honored

January 12, 2014

NEWBERRY —Two Fairfield Behavioral Health Services employees were recognized by the S.C. Association of Prevention Professional Advocates at the SCAPPA annual meeting held earlier this month.


The Jan Oglietti Rising Star Prevention Professional Award was given to prevention coordinator Veronica D. Edmonds. This award is given within a receiver’s first five years of service as prevention professional or advocate in South Carolina.


Edmonds was recognized as a rising prevention professional for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention.


The Norman Peter Johnson Outstanding Prevention Professional Award was given to special services coordinator Cheryl Goodwin.


She received this award for having at least five years experience as a prevention professional or advocate in South Carolina.


It was the first time the award was given to two employees from the same agency.


“Both ladies exhibit exemplary performance in the core areas of prevention; program coordination; educating and training; community organization; professional growth and responsibility and planning evaluation,” said Vernon Kennedy Sr., executive director of Fairfield Behavioral Health Services. “I am extremely proud that they have received this honor and have been recognized for the extraordinary contributions they have made within this organization, the county and the substance abuse field.”