It gives me great pleasure to present Nancy with this important honor. Her work with Arkansas’ youth is both inspiring and invaluable.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2016
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Nancy Weaver as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in mental health. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
“It gives me great pleasure to present Nancy with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her work with Arkansas’ youth is both inspiring and invaluable.”
Nancy Weaver has more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in direct care, quality assurance and management before taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer at Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Inc.
“After being hired for this position, I found myself embarking on a journey I had never imagined,” said Ms. Weaver. “The Ranches provide homes for children who have been removed from their families or who have been placed outside of their families due to unfortunate circumstances.”
Established in 1976 to serve children in need, the nonprofit provides “a healthy home environment filled with emotional support to help each child learn to trust those around them and cope with their emotions, all the while learning responsibility and building self-confidence.”
A Licensed Certified Social Worker, Ms. Weaver works tirelessly to ensure that children and teens who face abuse and neglect within their own families are able to find a safe and nurturing home at Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches. Living with other children under the loving care of house parents, the children receive a quality, public school education along with school supplies and tutoring, are given daily responsibilities, including caring for animals; and perhaps most importantly, have the opportunity to enjoy a “second chance at childhood.”
“Who would have ever thought I would be ‘raising kids’ for a career?” said Ms. Weaver, who hopes to continue to grow and expand the invaluable services the organization offers. “Certainly not me. But, I am blessed every day by the experience!”
Awards & Accomplishments: Master’s, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Social Work; Bachelor’s, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro
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