The scene: More than 200 Glenwood board members, staff and friends of Glenwood gathered to honor staffers for their outstanding achievements in the fields of autism, mental health, and behavioral health.
Entertaining were Glenwood vocalists Donna Arnold and Pat Brasher, along with inspirational speaker JoNell Comegys.
Guest emcee was Fox 6-TV personality Scott Richards presented the awards. President/CEO Lee Yount of Hoover was honored for her 25 years of service to Glenwood, where she has worked on behalf of children and adults with mental health needs. During that time, Glenwood has grown from a handful of staff working in donated space to serve just 16 children with special needs, to a staff of more than 200 serving more than 1900 children, youth, and young adults diagnosed with autism, severe emotional disturbance, and/or mental illness.
Spotted: Sebrina Carson of East Lake and board members Cullom Walker of Mountain Brook; chairwoman Kathleen King of Blount County; Dr. Max Michael, Jim Sullivan, Robert Aland and Nancy Smith, all of Mountain Brook; J. Frazer Rolen Jr., Jo Anne Mote, Anne Boston and Gina Kitchen, all of Vestavia Hills; Al Bramlett of Odenville; and Philip Young of Montgomery.
Years of service award winners for: 20 years – James Dickerson of Center Point and Bobbie Smith of Roebuck; 15 years – Mary Gunn of Birmingham; Professional award recipients Brian Bridges of Hoover and Bryan Burroughs, Leroy Clark, Connie Couch, Jennifer East, Britannia Graham, Deannaca Harden and Cassandra King, all of Birmingham.
Glenwood is the oldest autism provider in Alabama.