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CDHS Announces 2014 Employee of the Year

CDHS Employee of the Year
Back row (L-R): Dee Martinez, Lilia Esparza, Joseph Fiorini, Barb Bryant, Margaret Nteza, Mary Whalen , Kacey Yeager, Kathy Windler, Cathy Kohl, Kari Chapman, Sarah Solanyk, Jim Kantor, Viki Manley, Reggie Bicha. Front row (L-R): Joelle Brouner, Pablo Sandoval, Krista Dann, Stacy Evans, Rebecca Seiden, Chris Ford, Nikki Hatch

The Colorado Department of Human Services today named Stacy Evans as its 2014 Employee of the Year.

Evans is the Supervisor of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) office in Northglenn. She serves Coloradans with disabilities seeking employment, job retention or career advancement. She has worked for DVR since 2005.

"I believe in DVR’s mission and vision," Evans said. "We are working every day to empower individuals to find meaningful jobs and to advance their careers, so they can boost their self-esteem and ensure economic sustainability. It’s amazing to watch the power of a mission statement become real for the people our office is serving."

"We are so pleased to recognize Stacy’s hard work and dedication in service for Coloradans," said Reggie Bicha, executive director, CDHS. "Stacy is helping to ensure that new efficiencies are in practice, along with an elegant engagement with her staff and clients, so that the end results are effective outcomes for people with disabilities to achieve their employment goals."

Under Evans’s leadership, the Northglenn DVR office was the first to complete an in-depth case review to find and correct any problems with DVR cases. Evans and her team have helped the Northglenn office improve its ability to determine clients’ eligibility faster. The DVR office team are also meeting with all customers and clients every month.

Evans earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Education from Kent State University.