Devereux Pocono Residential Manager Carol Lashley is Today’s Honoree

At Devereux, employees are heroes in every sense of the word, helping children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives. These committed and compassionate individuals humbly dedicate themselves to serving – and inspiring others. Devereux Pocono Residential Manager Carol Lashley was recently spotlighted                     

In your role, what are your main responsibilities?

I oversee the day-to-day operations of two group homes, and ensure services are being rendered at the highest levels. Specifically, my responsibilities include scheduling, payroll, budget reviews, staff training and development, mediation, as well as the review of incident reports and staff documentation.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is knowing I have given my best to those I serve. I pride myself in knowing I have made a contribution to the progress of the individuals in our care.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Slow down and delegate some of the responsibilities. My dad’s motto he has shared with me: “Many hands make light work.” In other words – share and delegate.

How do you demonstrate Servant Leadership principles on a daily basis?

I practice what I preach. If I’m going to lead my team, I must be able to do the responsibilities I have asked them to do.

What is one thing your colleagues don’t know about you?

I am very terrified of rodents.

Why are you a Healthcare Hero?

Serving in the human services industry has always been my career. Being an example to my staff is one of the principles I embrace. If I expect a staff member to complete a task, I must be able to do the same. WE ARE A TEAM!!

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