Employee Newsletter

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." - W.T. Purkiser


Freda Woodward          11/04  

Ashley Mann                 11/04 

Frankie Jefferson          11/04  Lindsay French- Rosas 11/05  Janice Daniels               11/12

Patricia Lane                 11/12

Ruth Debrum                 11/13

Bailey Chittum                11/14

Linda Dennison              11/14

Ruby Clark                     11/16

Kathie Gathings             11/16

Sarah Gonzalez            11/16  Stacey Ramsey              11/16

Heather Salinas             11/21

Tommy Richardson        11/23

Debbie Messimer           11/26

Shelly Brownlee             11/28

Taylor Greene                11/28

Teresa Smesrud            11/28 


Lisa Ellis                         11/01

Jana Walker                   11/02

Irene Wiley                     11/03

Lindsay Turnham           11/04

Christa Selby                 11/06

Saul Rodriguez              11/08

Leo Murray                     11/11

Laverne West                 11/12

Joshua Torres                11/15

Jaycie Green                  11/15

Michelle Leonard           11/17

Tasha Golden                 11/18

Ashlee Lynch                 11/18

Tristan Mitchell               11/18

Kelly Dearman               11/19

Amanda Simpson          11/20

Madison Mullins             11/21

Arran Spoede                11/21

Gloria McHenry             11/24

Carolyn Castillo             11/27

Dexter Johnson              11/29

Ashley Mann                  11/29

Silvana Parodi-Utz         11/30

Gold Key


Sherry Mann 

Welcome New Hires! 

Lavren Furbacher 

Georgie Price 

Cheryl Benedict

Dalton Hays -

Kailey Prater 

Ana Ramos 

Pecan Valley Centers Veteran Services Fundraiser


Tickets $5 each or 5 for $20 

Drawing on December 20, 2019


The Traeger Pro Series is the best-selling pellet grill in the world. The all-new Traeger Pro 575 grill just got better with an enhanced controller that uses WiFIRE® technology. WiFIRE® allows you to monitor and adjust your grill anytime, anywhere from the Traeger app on your smartphone. Plus, with the brand-new D2® drivetrain, the Pro Series wifi pellet grills now start quicker, heat up faster, and put out better smoke quality giving you consistent results infused with wood-fired flavor.


  • Pro D2® Controller - As easy as using an oven. Just turn the dial to the desired temp, hit ignite, and you're Traegering.

  • WiFIRE® Technology - Allows you to monitor and adjust your grill anywhere.

  • Pro D2® Direct Drive - Improves searing and lets you cook low and slow or hot and fast.

  • TurboTemp® - Lightning fast start up times and quicker recovery.

  • GrillGuide® - Step-by-step cooking instructions and alerts for over 1,500 recipes in the Traeger app.

All proceeds from this drawing will go to provide financial assistance to veterans within Pecan Valley Centers 6 county region.


 Clients & Staff Celebrate Halloween!


Good News Story

Veronica Ashbrook, a Direct Care Tech at the Rolling Acres ICF Group home in Cleburne, recently lost her husband, a service veteran who passed away from complications with Agent Orange.  At the time of his passing, her husband was working on remodeling their home.  Unable to complete the work herself, it was left unfinished. Because of her husband's service, Veronica and her daughter Ruth Wangui, Direct Care Tech at Turkey Peack ICF Group Home in Cleburne, were selected to have their home restored. On October 24, 2019, a team of volunteers sponsored by Christmas in April and Home Depot arrived at Veronica's home and completed the remodel for her.  This was quite a blessing for Veronica and her daughter. 

Submitted by:

Rhonda Gilbert

What is a CCBHC??

 A CCBHC is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.  These entities are a new provider type in Medicaid.  They are designed to standardize the delivery and definition of quality behavioral healthcare.  CCBHCs provide a variety of services, very much like what we provide now. We will have to add some activities, but many will be modifications to what we currently do. 

In future newsletters I will be explaining much more about how CCBHCs will improve what we do for our consumers and for our agency.

Upcoming topics will include Care Coordination, How we get paid with CCBHC, The 9 Specific Services of a CCBHC and Your Role in the CCBHC Transformation.

Stay tuned!


First rule of CCBHC - You DO talk about CCBHC! 


Each newsletter will have a new rule so pay attention!

Submitted by : Wayne Vaughn


Weatherford Clinic works on team building by eating lunch together and playing games! 

Submitted by:

Haley Garrett

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