2019 Annual Service Awards

The Southern New Jersey Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (SNJREIC) Board of Trustees is once again pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Annual Service Award. This award provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and leadership qualities of individuals within the field of early intervention.

This award is open to any Program Administrator, Unit Coordinator, Service Coordinator and Early Intervention Practitioner within the southern region of New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties). A nominations process was utilized to select the candidates. The following qualities and responsibilities were considered during these nominations:

  • Follows the Philosophy and Mission of Early Intervention
  • Demonstrates knowledge of NJEIS policies and procedures
  • Exhibits respect for children and families at all times
  • Supports the family coaching model for service delivery
  • Promotes the use of evidence-based practices to support families in strengthening their child’s social emotional competence
  • Portrays Professionalism and Leadership
  • Demonstrates a positive work ethic
  • Exhibits a commitment to professional development
  • Supports colleagues as a peer mentor, role model or resource
  • Facilitates outreach/awareness of early intervention within the community

The 2019 nominees were:

Bridgett McCaffery-O’Brien, PT Shirley Eves Developmental Center
Fabiana Kleinot, OTR/L, Our Lady of Lourdes
Jamie Bergstein, OTR/L, Virtua
Bobbi Donados, MSW, Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative

The 2019 Recipient of the SNJREIC Annual Service Award
Fabiana Kelinot