Goodman receives VCPEA award for excellence
New Kent Department of Social Services employee Nancy St. John Goodman is the recipient of the 2017 Helen J. Napps Award for Excellence by the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (VCPEA). The award recognizes professional excellence by individuals who work in the area of elder abuse prevention and elder abuse protection.
Goodman was nominated for this award by her supervisor and co-workers at New Kent Department of Social Service. All nominees for the Helen J. Napps Award must have made substantial contributions to the prevention of and/or response to the neglect, abuse, and exploitation of older Virginians. Nominees must demonstrate moxie, integrity, attitude, and adaptability in their actions.
Goodman has participated in a variety of organizations that helped her earn the recognition. Among them include coordinating the bi-annual Senior Law Day, spearheading an annual “Active Aging Week” each September, partnering with a variety of local organizations, assisting with a local food pantry, coordinating events at the county fair, and helping with numerous health and wellness events throughout the county. Committees she serves on include the Senior Connections advisory council, Proclaiming Grace Outreach’s Board of Directors, and serve as the secretary to the board for Quin Rivers Community Action Agency.
Goodman received the award at a June 1 VCPEA Conference luncheon. Colleagues complimented and praised Goodman for her compassion selfless work, honesty, and her interaction with clients.
The Helen J. Napps award is presented in odd-numbered years at the VCPEA’s annual abuse prevention conference in Virginia Beach.