Employee of the Month Archives

Kheri DunkinsKheri Dunkins Honored as OB/Gyn's July 2017 Employee of the Month
Kheri Dunkins, Patient Encounter specialist for Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for July 2017!  Kheri was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Dr. William Andrews, Chairman of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Kheri for being named the July Employee of the Month!
NicoleBurrellNicole Burrell Honored as OB/Gyn's June 2017 Employee of the Month
Nicole Burrell, Researcher V for Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for June 2017!  Nicole was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Dr. William Andrews, Chairman of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Nicole for being named the June Employee of the Month!
TawandaHillTawanda Hill Honored as OB/Gyn's May 2017 Employee of the Month
Tawanda Hill, Research Nurse Coordinator for Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for May 2017!  Tawanda was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Dr. William Andrews, Chairman of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Tawanda for being named the May Employee of the Month!
TanyaDavisTanya Davis Honored as OB/Gyn's April 2017 Employee of the Month
Tanya Davis, Business Officer I for Administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for April 2017!  Tanya was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chairman of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Tanya for being named the April Employee of the Month!
Carol CameronCarol Cameron Honored as OB/Gyn's March 2017 Employee of the Month
Carol Cameron, Sonographer 
for Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for March 2017! Carol was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Dr. William Andrews, Chairman of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Carol for being named the March Employee of the Month!
MargaretDavisMargaret Davis Honored as OB/Gyn's February 2017 Employee of the Month
Margaret Davis, Nutritionist
for Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for February 2017!  Margaret was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator.  Please join us in congratulating Margaret for being named the February Employee of the Month!
Tandrea BarbeeTandrea Barbee Honored as OB/Gyn's January 2017 Employee of the Month
Tandrea Barbee, Clinic Nurse - Team Leader
 for Women’s Reproductive Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for January 2017! Tandrea was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Tandrea for being named the January Employee of the Month!
Ann George EofY

Ann B. George Honored as OB/GYN's 2015 Employee of the Year

When March 2017 comes to an end, Ann George will retire from UAB with over 20 years of dedication to the UAB Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Ob/Gyn). She has seen changes in health care practices, but has embraced them with vigor and a determination to provide excellent care to her patients. Because of her outstanding work ethic, the Department of Ob/Gyn recognized her as Employee of the Month in March 2015, and later, Employee of the Year 2015.

Although George is currently employed as a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology (Gyn/Onc), she, in actuality, has really come full circle.  She has held several titles during her tenure with UAB.  "I spent my first two years at UAB as charge nurse in L&D and the next four years as head nurse on the Gyn/Onc inpatient unit," George said.  "During my last year as head nurse, I completed the Ob/Gyn Nurse Practitioner program at UAB, and was then offered a position with Dr. Max Austin in private practice, where I practiced as a nurse practitioner for the next 23 years.” She added that she “returned to UAB in 2000 when Dr. Austin's private practice merged with the UAB Division of Gyn Oncology.” Shortly after returning to UAB, she was asked to become the Director of the outpatient Gyn/Onc clinic in 2001, and that’s when she assumed administrative duties in addition to patient care.  In 2014, George returned to full patient care as a nurse practitioner and has enjoyed being in the position where she started. Or, as she said it, "Now I'm back to what I like to do, which is working with patients.  I've come full circle...back to what I love doing."

George’s love for the work she does is well noted by her co-workers, and thus prompted one to submit her name for Employee of the Month. “Ann is one of the, if not the most, reliable team members on our service whether in the clinic or hospital setting,” said Jonathan Boone, Gyn/Onc Fellow. He added that “She has the experience to add valuable clinical information each and every day. She continually makes the job of all those around her easier.” George insists she’s just doing what she enjoys. "I enjoy working with the patients, residents, fellows, and attendings. I learn from them on a daily basis.  Oncology patients are the most appreciative and rewarding group you could ever work with.  The courage, strength, and determination they show on a daily basis is so inspiring.  Working in the field of oncology definitely gives you a different perspective on life," she said. Dr. Boone took notice of George’s kind interaction with the patients, and noted, “Ann’s gentle nature makes her incredibly easy for patients to become attracted to. She makes a point to go around and talk with the patients and counsels them on a multitude of things whether it is inpatient or outpatient care.”

George, however, doesn’t see anything grand in what she does. She just naturally demonstrates the missions of UAB Medicine: Always care, Own it, Work together, and Do right.  George said she’s inspired “Because I enjoy my work, I enjoy the people I work with, I enjoy the patients. I enjoy what I do. It’s very rewarding; it’s just a challenge. From the students, the residents, the fellows, the attendings, my co-workers, the nurses, the medical assistants, to the front desk staff, they’re all just a great team to work with.” In regards to medicine and research, she added, “I think it’s amazing that even after all the years that I’ve worked, I learn something new every day. You’d think that after 45 years you should know things, but you learn something new every day.”

Sharing her thoughts on the "Employee of the Month" program, George said, "I was surprised and shocked.  It made me realize how important it is to recognize employees for a job well done.  Having been involved in management for many years, I was always on the giving end and it was very enlightening to me when I was on the receiving end.” She added, “A little gratitude and recognition means so much.  We often get caught up in just trying to get the work done and forget to recognize and reward those who go above and beyond.  I am delighted with how the department, over the past few years, has made employee recognition a priority."

George is married to Dan George and they are the proud parents of two Shih Tzu puppies, Bella and Sofie.  As a former runner and Triathlete, she enjoys the outdoors. "Nothing compares to a long walk, hike in the woods, or tour around on your bike," George said. She and her husband “don't eat out a lot,” but when they do, they tend to enjoy their local Homewood restaurants: Davinci's for pizza, Demetri's for barbecue, Little Donkey for Mexican, or Shiki for sushi.

Written by Tongia F. Feagins 

Judy Sheppard

Judy Sheppard Honored as OB/Gyn's November 2016 Employee of the Month

Judy Sheppard, Research Nurse Coordinator for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for November 2016! Judy was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Judy for being named the November Employee of the Month!
Vicky Jauk

Vicky Jauk Honored as OB/Gyn's October 2016 Employee of the Month

Victoria Jauk, Scientist II for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for October 2016!  Victoria was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Victoria for being named the October Employee of the Month!

RosarioReyna

Rosario Reyna Honored as OB/Gyn's September 2016 Employee of the Month

Rosario Reyna, Research Assistant for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for September 2016! Rosario was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. Williams Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Rosario for being named the September Employee of the Month!!

michaelchimento

Michael Chimento Honored as OB/Gyn's August 2016 Employee of the Month

Michael Chimento, Information Systems Specialist I in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for August 2016!  Michael was honored at a recent celebration in which he was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. Williams Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Michael for being named the August Employee of the Month!

BridgettWilliams

Bridgett Williams Honored as OB/Gyn's July 2016 Employee of the Month

Bridgett Williams, Certified Medical Assistant for Urogynecology Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for July 2016!  Bridgett was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. Williams Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Bridgett for being named the July Employee of the Month!

Barbara Amison

Barbara Amison Honored as OB/Gyn's June 2016 Employee of the Month

Barbara Amison, Patient Tech for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for June 2016! Barbara was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. Williams Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Barbara for being named the June Employee of the Month!
Robin Steele

Robin Steele Honored as OB/Gyn's May 2016 Employee of the Month

Robin Steele, Senior Project Manager for Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for May 2016!  Robin was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. Joseph Biggio, Division Director of Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the Department of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Robin for being named the May Employee of the Month!
VelriaWillis

Velria Willis Honored as OB/Gyn's April 2016 Employee of the Month

Velria Willis, Nurse Research Manager for Urogynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for April 2016! Velria was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Velria for being named the April Employee of the Month!

BrenettaTaylorBrenetta Taylor Honored as OB/GYN's March 2016 Employee of the Month

Brenetta Taylor, Admin Associate for Administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for March 2016!  Brenetta was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Brenetta for being named the March Employee of the Month!
TanyaHallerman

Tanya Hallerman Honored as OB/Gyn's February 2016 Employee of the Month

Tanya Hallerman
, Admin Support Specialist for GYN Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for February 2016! Tanya was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Tanya for being named the February Employee of the Month!
Stephanie Samya

Stephanie Samya Honored as OB/GYN's January 2016 Employee of the Month

Stephanie Samya, Nurse Clinician
for Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for January 2016! Stephanie was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Stephanie for being named the January Employee of the Month!
Ann George EofY

Ann B. George Honored as OB/GYN's 2015 Employee of the Year

When March 2017 comes to an end, Ann George will retire from UAB with over 20 years of dedication to the UAB Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Ob/Gyn). She has seen changes in health care practices, but has embraced them with vigor and a determination to provide excellent care to her patients. Because of her outstanding work ethic, the Department of Ob/Gyn recognized her as Employee of the Month in March 2015, and later, Employee of the Year 2015.   Read More...
Rhonda Parker

Rhonda Parker Honored as OB/GYN's December 2015 Employee of the Month

Rhonda Parker, Patient Tech for Women’s Reproductive Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for December 2015! Rhonda was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Rhonda for being named the December Employee of the Month!

BetteChamblinBette Chamblin Honored as OB/GYN's November 2015 Employee of the Month

Bette Chamblin, Information Systems Specialist I for Information Technology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for November 2015! Bette was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Bette for being named the November Employee of the Month!

Candace GoudyCandace Jenae Goudy Honored as OB/GYN's October 2015 Employee of the Month

Candace Jenae Goudy, Office Service Specialist III for Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for October 2015! Candace was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Candace for being named the October Employee of the Month!

GinaCampbellGina Campbell Honored as OB/GYN's September 2015 Employee of the Month

Gina Campbell, Administrative Associate for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for September 2015! Gina was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Gina for being named the September Employee of the Month!

Robin S. AllenRobin S. Allen Honored as OB/GYN's August 2015 Employee of the Month

Robin S. Allen, Patient Encounter Specialist in the Division on Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for August 2015! Robin was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Robin for being named the August Employee of the Month!

Tracy WalkerTracy Walker Honored as OB/GYN's July 2015 Employee of the Month

Tracy Walker, Manager of Data Collection and Analysis in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for July 2015! Tracy was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Tracy for being named the July Employee of the Month!

Luisa HernandezRebecca Ellison Honored as OB/GYN's June 2015 Employee of the Month

Rebecca Ellison, Clinic Nurse for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Month for June 2015! Rebecca was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Rebecca for being named the June Employee of the Month! Congratulations Rebecca!

Lacey Kendall

Lacey Kendall Honored as OB/GYN's May 2015 Employee of the Month

Kimberly W. Besecker, RN Call Center Supervisor for the Division of Women's Reproductive Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department's Employee of the Month for April 2015! Kimberly was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Kimberly for being named the April Employee of the Month!
Kimberly Besecker

Kimberly W. Besecker Honored as OB/GYN's April 2015 Employee of the Month

Kimberly W. Besecker, RN Call Center Supervisor for the Division of Women's Reproductive Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department's Employee of the Month for April 2015! Kimberly was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN.  Please join us in congratulating Kimberly for being named the April Employee of the Month!
Ann George

Ann B. George, Honored as OB/GYN's March 2015 Employee of the Month

Ann B. George, Nurse Practitioner for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department's Employee of the Month for March 2015! Ann was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Ann for being name Employee of the Month for March 2015!


Annie Michelle Showers

Annie "Michelle" Showers Honored as OB/GYN's February 2015 Employee of the Month

Annie "Michelle" Showers, Patient Encounter Specialist for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department's Employee of the Month for February 2015! Annie was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Annie for being named Employee of the Month for February 2015!

Jawan StruggsJawan Struggs Honored as OB/GYN's January 2015 Employee of the Month

Jawan Struggs, Data Collection Coordinator for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, has been selected as the Department's Employee of the Month for January 2015! Jawan was honored at a recent celebration in which he was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Jawan for being named the January Employee of the Month!

Cord Carson Employee of the YearCorderial Carson Honored as OBGYN's 2014 Employee of the Year

Corderial Carson, Office Service Specialist II for the Chairman’s Office in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected as the Department’s Employee of the Year for 2014! Corderial was honored at a recent celebration in which he was presented a plaque and check for $250 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Corderial for being named the 2014 Employee of the Year!

Terrell HalcombTerrell Halcomb Honored as OB/GYN's December 2014 Employee of the Month

Terrell Halcomb, Nursing Supervisor for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), has been selected as the department's Employee of the Month for December 2014! Terrell was honored at a recent celebration in which she was presented a plaque, lapel pin, and a check for $100 by Kathy Minor, OB/GYN Executive Administrator and Dr. William Andrews, Chair of OB/GYN. Please join us in congratulating Terrell for being name Employee of the Month for December 2014!

Deidre D. HayesDeidre D. Hayes Honored as OB/GYN's November 2014 Employee of the Month

When Deidre Hayes drove pass the beautiful Kirklin Clinic (TKC) back in 1996, she dreamed of working in that amazing-looking building with the waterfall out front. Although she was already employed as a Unit Secretary at the UAB Mary Lewis Convalescent Center, she immediately wanted to transfer - and that’s exactly what she did. Now, after an impressive eighteen years of service, Hayes was chosen as OB/GYN’s November 2014 Employee of the Month.

Christy WillisChristy Willis Honored as OB/GYN's October 2014 Employee of the Month

As a credentialed minister in the Church of God, Christy Willis’ life’s desire is to help people. She believes it is her mission both at church and at work. That is why she considers her work as the Student Clerkship Coordinator in the OB/GYN Division of Education the perfect job. Willis was chosen as OB/GYN’s October 2014 Employee of the Month.