Day of Greatness Awards: Contributing to the Value of the Company

OPG’s annual Day of Greatness recently took place on September 15th at Indiana’s historic Conner Prairie, celebrating the hard work and passion of its staff members who make Opportunities for Positive Growth Inc. an industry leader in the field of intellectual disability support.

As lunch came to a close, all eyes fell forward onto the stage as CEO, Gail Kahl, took the mic to honor a number of talented individuals who were nominated for their contribution to the value of the company. While writing a list of employees deserving of an award could be accomplished by pulling random names out of a hat, deciding upon a few select winners from a list of nominees is no easy feat.

Seven nominations were ultimately decided upon, with three people welcoming a trophy for their years of invaluable service to the company. Below, you’ll find each winner and a quote from their nominator, illustrating how their unwavering dedication has affected countless lives throughout their time at OPG.

PictureJessica Graf, Quality Enhancement Specialist

“She has a professional and dedicated approach with all of the people she supports and team members to ensure quality of care is provided and the bar is always raised. Her strategies surrounding positive communication, team training and team collaboration exemplify what makes OPG so incredible and unique.”

PictureKathy Williams, Music Therapist

“If she is not already attending an extra event, music therapy conference, intervention workshop, she is likely leading it herself. She is always willing to collaborate with others to enhance therapy, or simply to boost camaraderie. Her awareness of what really matters contributes to the value of OPG in many ways.”

PictureDan Kahl, Chief Operating Officer

“He has done what many have failed to do. Think people first, but understands that OPG is a business that must succeed for the longevity of support which we all provide. He brings humor & sternness, respect & honesty, comfort & wisdom.”

​Congratulations once again to every deserved winner and nominee alike!

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