Celebrating Our Superstar Staff of the Second Quarter

Four times a year, Arizona’s Children Association’s employees nominate two of their fellow colleagues and one supervisor whom represent exceptional qualities in the areas of passion of purpose, quality service, collaboration and respect for all. Their efforts and service prove to be invaluable to AzCA and its mission. We would like to congratulate and acknowledge the following employees for their exceptional service—Jorge Flores, Carley Rodriguez, and Justin Hankerd. Below are excerpts from their nominations.

Jorge Flores, Senior Family Support Specialist, is said to be “one of the most amazing case managers in the agency. Not only is he an outstanding employee but he is a constant reminder as to why I do this job and when it gets tough he reminds me that there is always something we can do to offer support. No matter how big or small. Jorge not only cares about the clients he has on his caseload but I often see him offering any additional support to those in his group that may not even be his clients.”

Carley Rodriguez, Programmer and Report Writer, “has far exceeded our expectations in being able to redesign templates, ensure compliance requirements are being met, assist with additional ways to report on our measures and outcomes and is truly amazing at what she does! She is truly remarkable and consistently goes above and beyond so that the staff that are protecting and empowering our children and strengthening our families can continue to do so!”

Justin Hankerd, Information Systems DataBase and Programming Supervisor, “Everything that Justin does is with the goal of improving services, streamlining processes, and simplifying AzCA staff’s every day work tasks.  His creativeness; forward thinking; and advanced technical skills have led to the design of an intranet for all staff.  In addition, Justin’s amazing attitude when working with non-IT staff is to be commended.  His ability to communicate complex technical solutions to non-technical staff leave staff with a positive, can-do attitude.”

Each of these individuals have gone above and beyond, gaining respect and building comradery amongst their team. It is because of their dedication to our mission and fundamental work ethic that truly makes us Arizona’s best resource for helping children and families. Thank you Jorge, Carley, and Justin for your service and congratulations!









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