March Spotlight

At the monthly staff appreciation luncheon and meeting, two outstanding employees were honored for being excellent role models.

Lori McGruder, MEd/EdS, LMHC, NCC, is a therapist at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center. She earned her Shining Star for helping a former patient who needed some help. In a time of need, the patient turned to Lori because they trusted her to provide the right help at the right time. Lori went above and beyond to help the patient and the patient’s family navigate a very difficult situation.

Shawna Poindexter is a financial counselor at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center. Shawna earned her Shining Star for consistently being an outstanding team player. Several staff members all over campus have nominated Shawna for her willingness to help, even when it might not fall within the roles assigned to her. She is always jumping in to help whenever needed.

Pictured left to right: Lori McGruder, MEd/EdS, LMHC, NCC and Shawna Poindexter.