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Associates and Leader of the Year Named

October 26, 2017 | Darla Heath Philanthropy and Volunteer Engagement Director

Associates & Leader of the Year Named

Meadows 2017 Leader of the Year and Associate of the Year recognitions were announced on October 22, 2017 during an Associate Recognition event help at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa, Illinois.

The "Gene Sutton Award of Excellence" is awarded annually to an associate who exemplify the Meadows Mission and values throughout the year. The award is named in honor of Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community resident the Gene Sutton, also an influential leader and influencer at the community. The "Peggy Carmack Leader Award of Excellence" is awarded annually to a Meadows leader who exemplifies the Meadows Mission and values throughout the year. The award is named in honor of former Meadows at Mercy Creek resident Peggy Carmack, who was an influential leader and influencer at the community.

Krista DeHaai is the 2016 recipient of the Gene Sutton Award of Excellence for Meadows at Mercy Creek. Krista serves as Resident-Culinary Liasion for the Normal campus, and has been with the community since its doors opened in September 2012. She works hard to creating appealing, healthful menus, connects with residents and guests to ensure an excellent dining experience, represents the Culinary Department in special events planning, and is a member of Meadows Employee Council. Krista and her family live in Normal, IL.

June Mosier is the 2017 recipient of the Gene Sutton Award of Excellence for Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community. June began working for Meadows January 1, 1980 as a CNA. She later transitioned into her current  position as Central Supply Coordinator. In her role, June is always on top of her game, thinking outside the box of ways things could work better. June goes above and beyond what is asked of her and always has a smile on her face. Observing June’s interaction with staff and residents you can see her dedicated to Meadows.  

Kenzie Burke is the 2017 recipient of the Peggy Carmack Leader Award of Excellence. Kenzie serves as Social Service Director. She began working for Meadows as an Intern in the Social Services Department. After graduation from ISU she returned to Meadows to work as the social worker. In this position Kenzie has many responsibilities including leading the Compassion Circle support group, handling resident admissions, and relations, social services, and marketing.

Kenzie is hard working and a kind hearted person which helps her excel at her job. She is always willing to help others when she can and is the go to person for many tasks. She has a great positive attitude and always has a smile on her face. Her organization, communication, and follow through contribute to Kenzie’s success as a leader.  

Kenzie lives in Forrest with her husband Brandon and two children Tracen and Joey. 

Meadows Communities is pleased to acknowledge June and Kenzie for their dedication to the Meadows Mission and commitment to make a difference in the lives of our residents.     

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