Job well done

Davis, Stilwell named PHHP’s Employees of the Year

The College of Public Health and Health Professions recognized not one, but two hard-working staff members as 2011 Employees of the Year at the annual faculty and staff dinner in December.

Richelle Davis

As a senior grants specialist in the college’s grants core office, Richelle Davis works to ensure smooth grant applications and post-award processes. Her nominators said she goes above and beyond to meet deadlines and solve problems, contributing to the success of many college grant applications.

“She is efficient, effective, reliable, organized, positive and tireless,” wrote one nominator.

Co-workers also noted that Davis is approachable, helpful and always wears a smile.

“She is a pleasure to work with, given her consistently good attitude, unending cooperation and ongoing help to improve each and every application,” a nominator wrote.

Donna Stilwell

Donna Stilwell, office manager in the department of health services research, management and policy, took on new challenges and responsibilities in 2011 when she stepped in to fill a staff vacancy in the department of speech, language, and hearing sciences. She now divides her time between the two departments, expertly balancing her duties as office manager for health services research, management and policy, as well as the human resource demands for speech, language, and hearing sciences.

“Neither department has missed a beat in management with Donna guiding the administration,” wrote one nominator.

Nominators described Stilwell as a problem solver who is resourceful, knowledgeable, creative and kind.

“Often, her efforts involve a high degree of initiative and creativity, which she never seems to lack,” a colleague said.