Associate Executive Director Susanne Crummey Retires from Hillsides Charity After 43 Years

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Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img Top of the News center column 3 Associate Executive Director Susanne Crummey Retires from Hillsides Charity After 43 Years From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, December 13, 2013 | 3:24 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeauty L-R: Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa and Susanne CrummeyAssociate Executive Director Susanne Crummey has retired from the Los Angeles County charity Hillsides after 43 years. Her last day was November 30.“We will miss Susanne terribly as no one can ever take her place,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “Her leadership abilities, her tireless energy, her empathy, and her role as a mentor helped shape Hillsides into the multi-faceted organization that we are today. However, while she can’t be replaced, she has left a powerful legacy that all of us will benefit from as we move into the future.”The weeks before Crummey’s retirement were filled with informal and official farewells. Hillsides’ administrators, board of directors, and former colleagues joined together at a local restaurant to fete Crummey and wish her well. Hillsides staff threw her a retirement luncheon, which was attended by some 150 employees. Staff gave testimonials about how much Crummey meant to them and their careers, praising her “wonderful wisdom” and “soothing voice” among other attributes and calling her their â€œpersonal hero.”At the end of the luncheon Costa presented Crummey with a plaque dedicating the North Annex building on Hillsides’ main campus to her. She also received a flower pot painted by the children in residence at Hillsides and gardening supplies because she loves to garden. In addition, as a nod to her habit of always having candy in her office, it was announced that all offices of Hillsides would henceforth maintain jars of candy dedicated to Crummey.In a staff-wide memo to employees, Crummey reflected on her years at Hillsides and thanked staff, saying in part, “It has been my pleasure to come to Hillsides each week for 43 years. Because of all of you, Hillsides is an extraordinary agency that provides the highest quality of service to clients. Individually and in your teams, each of you makes a significant contribution that matters. Your efforts help clients feel better, gives them hope for the future, gives support to your co-workers and creates a community of respect and collaboration. As I leave, I have confidence that each of you will continue to do your part to preserve the values and ideals of Hillsides.”As Hillsides Associate Executive Director, a position she has held for decades, Crummey supervised Hillsides Residential Treatment Services and the Education Center. She also oversaw the human resources, quality improvement, volunteer, chaplain, and nursing departments, was key in building Hillsides Family Resource Centers, and worked closely with the Hillsides board of director, among other duties. Crummey began her career at Hillsides in 1970 as a therapist. Prior to being promoted to her current position, she was the Director of Treatment Services and Assistant Executive Director. Crummey received her bachelor’s of arts in sociology/social work from the University of the Pacific and her master’s in social work from the University of Southern California.In the wake of Crummey’s retirement, Hillsides has restructured its executive staff. Stacey Roth, formerly the director of Family Resource Centers, was named Chief Program Officer. In this position, Roth oversees three divisions of Hillsides: 1) Campus-Based Services, 2) Transition- Aged Youth Services for young adults transitioning from foster care to adulthood, and 3) Community-Based Outpatient Services, which includes all Family Resource Centers programs. Also receiving promotions were Jay Bechtol, formerly the director of Hillsides Education Center, who has been promoted to Division Director, Campus-Based Services; Thomas Lee, formerly the director of Youth Moving On, who has been promoted to Division Director, Transition Aged Youth Services; and Amy Ley-Sanchez, formerly the program manager of the Family Resource Center in Pasadena, who has been promoted to Division Director, Community-Based Outpatient Services.Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of children, youth, and families in crisis that consists of four core programs: Family Resource Centers, which offer community-based programs and services throughout Los Angeles County; Residential Treatment Services, which provide a safe and stable environment for children who cannot live at home, have suffered trauma, or have emotional or behavioral challenges; the Education Center, a day and residential school that offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavioral challenges; and Youth Moving On, which provides former foster youth with quality housing and other services to help them transition into adulthood. 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ICC World Cup Eoin Morgan’s 140 off 71 balls gave England thumping win over Afghanistan

first_img New Delhi : Eoin Morgan’s 148 off 71 deliveries at Old Trafford in Manchester turned out to be too much for Afghanistan team as they looked all over the place against the number one ranked side in the World. England started off the game with a decent partnership up front, with James Vince and Jonny Bairstow being able to hammer the ball all around the ground. Once the former departed, Bairstow took the charge and scored yet another half-century in the tournament. The collective effort from the team helped England to post a mammoth total on the board. In response, Afghanistan played their heart out but fell short by a huge margin of 150 runs. Before the start of the game, if there were any doubts that the English skipper, Eoin Morgan may not be fully fit for the game against Afghanistan, he gave the most emphatic answer as he smashed the fourth fastest World Cup century – off just 57 balls to give his side a total of 397/6 against a hapless Afghanistan side on Tuesday.England had been provided a solid start thanks to James Vince and Jonny Bairstow. Vince had replaced the injured Jason Roy for this game, and although not as destructive, he strung together well with Bairstow to take England to 44 before falling to Dawlat Zadran. Root and Bairstow started off cautiously but slowly grew more confident as they spent more time in the middle to register a hundred-plus run partnership. Afghanistan’s spinners struggled to get any control over the batsmen, with their premier spinners – Rashid and Nabi – failing to put a lid on the scoring. England’s middle-order showed their class and eventually helped the side to be in a very strong position. Moeen Ali provided some more power hitting late into the innings, with 31 off 9 balls as England narrowly missed out on 400. In response, Afghanistan lost Noor Ali Zadran for a duck with England’s lethal speedster Jofra Archer providing the first blood. Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah strung a 48-run partnership, with Gulbandin Naib being the aggressor. However, just when the duo was starting to look good, Mark Wood, who produced the fastest delivery of World Cup 2019, sent the opener back into the hut. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi ticked ones and twos and a boundary on a few occasions to let the Afghanistan scoreboard ticking, but chasing a big target, the team required some aerial shots which team lacked by some margin. Once Shah departed, Asghar Afghan and Hashmatullah Shahidi registered the highest ever partnership for Afghanistan in World Cups. However, the required run rate went over 10, and pressure started to loom over both the batsmen. Eventually, the wickets started to tumble, and the Afghanistan team never recovered and suffered an embarrassing loss.  England registered their fourth win the tournament. Afghanistan has now suffered five losses in World Cup 2019. Afghanistan will play their next game against India on June 22.  highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Chris Paul’s ‘Homers’ comment angers Jazz fans

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This is a great home court and one of the best crowds in the league,” he said, “but I’m just speaking personally, that never bothered me. I loved that.”For Rivers, the return to Salt Lake City and the building that was formerly the Delta Center brings back another set of memories. That would be his 2003 dismissal as head coach of the Orlando Magic, when he was fired after a 1-10 start.The final straw was a 90-88 loss to the Jazz on Nov. 17, 2003.Rivers was reminded of that moment on the team bus this week, when Clippers general manger Dave Wohl asked, “Wasn’t this where you got fired?”“Thanks, Dave,” Rivers shot back.“I don’t think about that much,” Rivers said. “It was probably the best thing to ever happen to me if we’re being honest. I didn’t think it at the time but it probably clearly was the best thing.”No foulThrough the first two games of this series, the Clippers have been spared the parade of DeAndre Jordan to the free-throw line. Fouling the center, a poor free-throw shooter, has become as much a rite of spring for the Clippers as the playoffs themselves.It’s not that Jazz coach Quin Snyder is averse to the tactic, he said. Circumstances have just not dictated it.“It’s a rational thing to think about,” he said, “and it’s not something that we’ve not thought about and not something we’ve ruled out, but it’s something that hasn’t made sense for us at this point”The Clippers have not had such a run where Snyder felt he should go to the widely loathed “Hack-A” strategy.Jordan is a career 43 percent foul shooter who has shot just 40 percent in the postseason. Famously, the Houston Rockets put him on the line 34 times in Game 4 of the conference semifinals in 2015.“It’s not out of any disrespect or anything like that,” Snyder said. “It’s gamesmanship.” Paul, who was heavily booed when starting lineups were introduced, said he had not heard that the comment had caught fire until Friday morning.“Since the game the other day (on Tuesday),” Paul said, “we didn’t have practice, took my daughter to gymnastics. That’s the last thing I’m worried about is what fire I’ve lit out here.”Paul has clarified he meant that few fans in Salt Lake City support visiting teams, unlike arenas such as Atlanta. Misinterpreted or not, the remark added fuel to what was already one of the NBA’s most hostile environments.As for that scene actually having much impact on the series, as is often discussed, Clippers coach Doc Rivers wasn’t buying it. He appeared in three playoff games in the same arena with the Clippers in 1992 when the Clippers lost in five games to the Jazz.He didn’t remember the atmosphere having an impact.center_img SALT LAKE CITY>> Well, this might be the last time Chris Paul tries to compliment opposing fans.The Clippers star had no idea what he started with an offhand comment Tuesday night that Utah’s fans were “homers,” a term that has been picked apart by Salt Lake City radio hosts, and become a bit of a rallying cry among fans here as the Clippers and Jazz first-round series shifted to Vivint Smart Home Arena after the teams split the first two games at Staples Center.One fan came brandished with a 6-foot cardboard cutout of Homer Simpson, while his friend carried a sign that read, “Just a bunch of homers.”“It’s a good storyline, huh?” Paul said. “If somebody needed this storyline, at the end of the day it is entertainment I guess. I’m going to hoop.”last_img read more

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