Called a wonderful leader and an outstanding motivator by her coworkers, LaKisha Mack exemplifies what it means to be UAB employee. Mack, operation manager in the Department of Medicine, has been named January's Employee of the Month. A UAB alumna, Mack has been a UAB employee for six years.
"I work with a great team," Mack said. "The faculty, fellows and staff are committed to great success, and it's rewarding to be a part of a team committed to providing great patient care, research and teaching."
Mack was recently promoted and her co-workers say she has handled the increase in responsibility well.
"Since LaKisha has been in our division, she has worn more than one hat," said Shannon Dean, office associate in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. "She has been pulled in different directions and has taken on more responsibility. She is here early and stays late. Yet with all her responsibility she manages to continue to move our division forward, has time to listen if we need her and has made us a more cohesive team."
"LaKisha is well-known for her stellar job performance," said Lindsey Weldon, financial associate in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. "She always goes above and beyond the call of duty."
Although Mack said it's nice to hear that co-workers think so highly of her, she said they are the ones who motivate her.
"I'm truly humbled," Mack said. "It's hard not to get things done as I work in an environment and with people who make it easy to get things done efficiently. My co-workers empower me to work hard."
Mack said the greatest achievement of her job is being able to successfully manage a diverse range of projects from conception through implementation.
"I'm passionate about making a difference, getting the job done and bringing joy to the people I work with," Mack said.
When Mack isn't at work she said she is spending time with her husband Donald and her 6-year-old daughter Morgan.
Each month, UAB recognizes an outstanding employee for their dedication, hard work, and contributions to our success. If you know of a great employee and would like to nominate them for this recognition, find more information online.