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Dedicated Direct Support Professional Retires After 37 Years

March 28, 2018 – After giving 37 years of her life caring for people with developmental disabilities, Phyllis Griffith, a devoted Direct Support Professional (DSP), has decided to retire.

“I don’t want to leave. I really don’t,” said Griffith. “It’s only because of my balance do I think it’s best for me to retire now. It’s going to be tough, but this way I can leave feeling good instead of risking a fall or something.”

Griffith has cared for many residents during her time at Duvall, as well as trained a great number of Direct Support Professionals. “I will miss the residents greatly, but I’ll look forward to getting the Duvall newsletter and hearing the latest news, so please don’t forget me.”

Oh, we will not forget you Phyllis. You are the heartbeat of Duvall. People like you have instilled confidence in the hearts of hundreds of families, caregivers and loved ones of those we serve. People like you have contributed to the legacy of empowering people with developmental disabilities in our community for more than 73 years. Thank you Phyllis for your commitment, loyalty and compassion!

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Fellow staff and a few family members celebrated with Phyllis over a surprise luncheon in the chapel on the Glenwood campus. Treniece and Artrina, both 10-year DSP veterans, have worked alongside Phyllis caring for the same residents, said they would miss Phyllis and wish her the very best in retirement.

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Interested in becoming a DSP? Visit DuvallHomes.org/Careers.

Wynonna “Cookie” Stanfield retires after 33 years.

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Duvall Board Member to Receive 40 Under 40 Award by Daytona Beach News-Journal

January 17, 2018 – Duvall Homes’ is proud to have one of its board members, Michael Ugarte, selected as one of the final recipients of the 2018 Daytona Beach News-Journal’s 40 under 40 Award.

Michael Ugarte 40 Under 40Honorees were selected for their professional achievements and community service work in Volusia and Flagler counties. Ugarte is Chief Financial Development Officer of the Halifax Humane Society and has been on Duvall’s Board of Regents since 2015. [February Update: Ugarte is now the Executive Director of the National MS Society.]

Duvall Homes’ leadership team and staff are proud to have members of its board who, like Ugarte, are experts in their respective fields, charitable supporters and advocates for organizations and members of their community, including individuals with developmental disabilities at Duvall Homes.

The winners of the 40 Under 40 award will be announced in the March issue of the Daytona Beach News-Journal Business Report and at 2018 Buisness Report 40 Under 40 Banquet on March 8.

Posted by Lisa Habermehl

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