Blog Posts

Meet The Staff - Erica

October 26, 2020

Title and role:

I am a Food Service Specialist at Brighton Recover center. I run Center Table Catering, a full-service catering company where all proceeds directly benefit the Recovery Center. 

Brief description of what you do and the program you are in: 

I teach the girls that live at Brighton Recovery Center for women about culinary arts. I run the catering team.

What inspires you about the work that you do:

Alumni are who inspire me. When I first got to Brighton Recovery Center for Women as a resident completing the Recovery Center program, I couldn’t do anything and they taught me to be independent. Now, I can cook just about anything and can now give back to the place that built me, as a staff member. 

What do you like to do in your spare time:

I have a little boy who is my best friend, so spending time with him is my favorite. I also enjoy playing sand volleyball. I am a people person and attend AA meetings.

What are you passionate about:

I am passionate about being a better mom, my work ethic, and taking care of myself.

What would be your personal motto?

My personal motto would be; If you can’t love me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.

Meet The Staff - Jonika

October 18, 2020

What is your title and role?

I am an Innovative Learning Supervisor at Center for Employment Training. 

Brief description of what you do and program you are in?

I am in the Workforce Development program at Center for Employment Training. I oversee curriculum development, implementation, and advancement. I also ensure the integration of cornerstones (adult education, skill training, career development, success skills) with an applied learning approach. Additionally, I get to lead instructional staff and provide coaching to ensure service excellence through a quality training experience, that is industry-related, and provides a “real work” experience.

What inspires you about the work that you do?

The people inspire me the most are customers and staff. Amazing things happen at Brighton Center and the people are what make the magic happen. Most people are afraid of change, but Brighton Center is a safe place to embrace those fears. There is no judgment, no restrictions, just good people doing good deeds while encouraging others to pay it forward. In a world riddled with politics, it is nice to be a part of an organization that values collaboration over competition.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

 Life can be chaotic, so solitude is everything. Gardening, reading, watching movies, preparing for my new grandbaby are some of my favorite things to do!

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about communication because we speak our own unique language. Learning to speak one’s language not only allows you to connect with them, but also relay messages that are capable of breaking down barriers.

I am also passionate about self-discovery because we live in a state of constant transition and transformation.

What would be your personal motto?

Grow through what you go through

Meet The Staff - Dawn

October 12, 2020

What is your Title and Role?

I am a Street Outreach Supervisor

Can you give us a brief description of what you do within your program?

I do a little bit of everything within my position. I mainly oversee the street outreach program and support homeless individuals from ages 16-25.

What inspires you most about what you do?

This job can be very difficult at times but what keeps me going is the partnerships and relationships gained from assisting kids off the streets. I love seeing the results.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love gardening in the summertime. I also love doing various craft projects.

What are you passionate about?

Right now I am most passionate about getting transitional housing for the youth in Northern Kentucky.

What would your personal motto be?

Be the light

 

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Meet The Staff - Lela

October 05, 2020

What is your Title and Role?

I am a Case Manager at Northern Kentucky Scholar House. 

 

Can you give us a brief description of what you do within your program?

I work with families, specifically single-parent families who are getting their post-secondary education degree. I meet with my customers on a monthly basis in regards to their progress with school, I provide crisis management, and I help them with budgeting. I take part in many other tasks behind the scenes to ultimately support my customers through their journey toward self-sufficiency.

 

What inspires you most about what you do?

I see Brighton Center as an abstract painting and everyone has a stroke in it to tell a story that becomes valuable. The final result is a beautiful painting that everyone gets to see. I am proud to be part of such a great organization.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I am currently in the process of getting my PhD. in Educational Leadership Studies at Xavior University. I also love spending time with my three grandkids and love doing anything fashion related.

 

What are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about change and transformation. I believe that the butterfly is the most powerful creature in the universe.

 

What would your personal motto be?

Never have higher expectations of anyone else than that of yourself.