The Angela Orkin Dedication Award is awarded annually to one GAL Program State Office employee who is dedicated to the mission of the GAL Program, as was Angela. It is an employee who is personable, organized, a team builder, conscientious, innovative, and hard-working. This year’s recipient, Amy Erven embodies all of qualities of the Angela Orkin Dedication Award.
“Amy has been instrumental in my ability to function successfully, she is a constant. She is calm and knowledgeable. She is clear and concise, and yet still reviews the situation from all sides. Her experience ensures that she has the answers you are looking for or with in a very short period of time -get the answer. She is always working for our betterment and she is a huge part of the reason I am confident that I can do my job effectively.” – Jane Abela, 6th Circuit.
“I nominate Amy Erven for the Angela Orkin award because she has outstanding leadership skills and exudes professionalism. She is always willing to help with any situation that may arise and has an enormous amount of patience when training. Amy is extremely organized and is good at bringing people together to work on the best resolution for the GAL Program. Amy’s knowledge of Program policies is above and beyond and her people skills are genuine.” – Kristina M. Whitmire, 20th Circuit.