Karen Douglas

Brian McFadden, Karen Douglas and Brenda L. Yarnell, Ph.D.

The Employee of the Year Award is named after an exemplary social worker, Donna Newton, who for many years helped children and families with disabilities. Her compassion and commitment for the mission of UCP set the standard for employee of the year recognition.

 This year’s recipient has worked with UCP for ten years. She supports the mission and vision of UCP through her efforts in Human Resources. She supports supervisors in hiring and training. She is especially supportive in helping supervisors ensure that staff are meeting their job expectations and developing improvement plans. Her efforts have resulted in significant cost savings for both unemployment and workmen’s compensation insurance.  Through all of these efforts, her first priority is always the individuals served in our programs. She truly exemplifies the UCP mission.

 It is a pleasure to present the Donna Newton Employee of the Year Award to Karen Douglas.