Allison has nine years of experience in behavioral health, but you could say she grew up in the business. Her mother and several other family members have worked at Grafton Integrated Health Network (Ukeru’s parent organization) for many years! In fact, Allison met her adopted daughter, Lila, through Grafton!
What makes you most proud about working on the Ukeru team?
Our collaboration, teamwork, and kindness; not only to our customers, but to each other. With our team traveling so much together, we have become a close work family! When we train our customers, we build relationships with those organizations too!
What do you think are the three best skills you bring to your job?
Support, dedication to my teammates and customers and creative thinking.
What is the most inspiring part of your job?
Helping others. Since I was little, I’ve always loved helping other people. It’s so inspiring that when we’re helping our customers, it benefits so many people. Reducing restraint and/or seclusion benefits both individuals and staff—as well as the families of both!—and peers.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
Spending time with my family. I am thankful to have such a supportive family. We are one strong village!
If you had a personal motto, what would it be?
Everything happens for a reason. My mom has said that to me my whole life, so I that’s what I tell myself and others often. Sometimes, we don’t know why we are faced with certain situations, but there’s always a reason.
Finish this sentence: If I was a superhero, my super power would be ______.
To see into the future, so I can see Lila’s seizures.
And this sentence: My favorite food is _____.
Hot and ready Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.