St. Clair County Community Mental Health October and November Rights Champions

Every month St. Clair County Community Mental Health (CMH) recognizes individuals and / or teams for their extraordinary contributions to the Rights Protection System, which protects the human rights of individuals with a mental illness. Individuals and teams are recognized for demonstrating dignity and respect to individuals with mental illness, for innovation and creativity that resulted in improved service outcomes, for enriching or enhancing a recipient’s recovery/discovery journey, and for taking actions to strengthen communication and cooperation throughout the Rights Protection System.   Award recipients receive a letter of congratulations, certificate of recognition, “Rights Champion” tumbler, and gift certificate to the Sail-In Café & Convenience Store. In addition, “Rights Champions” are highlighted on the CMH Facebook page and are eligible for the 2018 individual/team of the year awards.    The October Team of the Month is the Wells Group Home, which is operated by IMPACT. Members of this team include:

  • Melissa Cope
  • Amber DeWulf
  • Michael Fetterly
  • BreAnna Lee
  • Chelsea Lee
  • Kimberly Moore
  • Megan Smith
  • Dustin Smith
  • James Talbot
  • Pam Zimmerman

The November Team of the Month is Residential Services staff of both CMH and Blue Water Developmental Housing (BWDH). Members of this team include:

  • Kathy Baker (BWDH)
  • Ellen Drowns (CMH)
  • Kathleen Gallagher (CMH)
  • Karen Recker (CMH)
  • Sara Storm (CMH)
  • Katie Volpe (CMH)

Congratulations to these Rights Champions!