EATONTOWN – CPC Behavioral Healthcare honored staff and volunteers at its annual awards ceremony held recently at the Navesink Country Club.
John Mans, the agency’s CEO, welcomed more than 70 guests to help celebrate the outstanding achievements of employees Ken Pecoraro, program coordinator of Addiction Recovery Services at CPC and Eileen Stack, a teacher at High Point School, and volunteers Sandy Halsey and Al Ferguson, who are members of the agency’s governing boards.
A longstanding agency tradition, CPC brings together staff members who are marking service milestones, board members and other friends of the organization to celebrate key figures in the life and work of the community mental health and special education services nonprofit.
Pecoraro and Stack were honored with the Lois K. Levy Employee Award recognizing excellence above and beyond expectations in their job duties and a drive to ensure the success of CPC’s mission. Pecoraro, a clinician with several advanced certifications and more than 15 years of experience working in a clinical healthcare setting, has helped hundreds of adolescents and adults reclaim their lives from drug and alcohol dependence. Stack began her career as a teaching assistant at High Point, a special education school for young people ages 5-21 with serious emotional issues and learning challenges. More than 30 years later, she has been instrumental in fostering a robust health and nutrition education program for the elementary school students, as well as being a catalyst for improvements in many other school programs.
Halsey and Ferguson were honored as co-recipients of the Lois P. Broder Humanitarian Award, recognizing exemplary volunteer work on behalf of the community, including CPC. During Halsey’s five decades of service to the agency, he has shown energetic, committed leadership in multiple board roles. He currently chairs the CPC Foundation’s Investment Committee. Ferguson has continued his father’s commitment to CPC through his service as a long-standing board member and transformative force in shepherding the mission-driven community healthcare provider almost since its inception over 50 years ago in 1960.
Additional information about CPC Behavioral Healthcare is available by calling 732-935-2222.