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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2016

Melissa Lindell, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-4047,
Norfolk Employees Recognized as DHHS Employee and Supervisor of the Year
October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month

Lincoln – Two Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) employees in Norfolk are being recognized as employees and supervisors of the year.
Byron Myers, a mental health security specialist at the Norfolk Regional Center (NRC), and Kari Calvillo, the assistant director of nursing at the Norfolk Veterans’ Home (NVH), were recognized as an employee and supervisor of the year, respectively.
October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month and state employees whose job performance exceeds the highest standards are recognized.
These employees and supervisors are an inspiration to all of us and I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication,” said Courtney Phillips, DHHS CEO. “It is a true honor for them to be nominated by their peers for this recognition. Byron and Kari exemplify the DHHS mission of helping people live better lives.”
Myers was recognized by his coworkers for being a team player, a great teacher, and a pleasure to work with. They said he “shows his dedication by coming in early to transport patients when staffing is short.”
Calvillo was nominated by her coworkers who said she worked her way up the ranks, first starting as a dietary aide and is now the assistant director of nursing. They said she “understands and recognizes the importance of all nursing staff.” She also “displays compassion by providing quality care for all members.”
DHHS’ employees and supervisors of the year, including Myers and Calvillo, will be honored along with all employees and supervisors of the year on Wednesday, November 2 with a ceremony with Gov. Pete Ricketts in the Capitol Rotunda and a reception at the Governor’s Residence.
NVH is part of DHHS’ Division of Veterans’ Homes which also oversees veterans’ homes in Grand Island, Bellevue and Scottsbluff.
NRC is part of DHHS’ Division of Behavioral Health.