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Health & Human Services Day: Class 34 - Attitude of Gratitude

November 24, 2021 4:29 PM | Anonymous

Health & Human Services Day - Friday, November 5, 2021

Members of LNV Class 34 got an inside look at the workings of Napa County’s Health and Human Services Department on Friday, November 5. The day kicked off with an inspiring address by director Jennifer Yasamoto who emphasized the department’s successes in treating all it serves with empathy, passion and respect despite the enormous challenges the recent disasters and pandemic presented.

Classmates then individually joined the various members of the HHS team to see first-hand the wonderful work that HHS does. From the homeless shelter to foster youth to mental health, each class member returned to report how inspired the work was and how little news of it the public received.

The during the fine lunch provided by the Salvation Army's Provisions Cafe, assistant director Jim Diel, presented an HHS overview and mission. Then,  a panel of deputy directors and officers described their specific division work and shared their own leadership challenges in terms of the leadership models the class members had themselves experienced.  Kristin James-Bowe, Employee Support Unit Services Manager, led an open discussion with the class on their field experiences.

The day closed with a round-the-circle evaluation and enthusiastic preview of next month’s planning day.

Class 34 - Health & Human Services Day Gratitude
HHS Day 5: Friday, November 5, 2021

Marlen De La Cruz, H.R. Adminstrator, A.P. Adminstrative Assistant, La Morenita Market Inc.    
Chuck Dell’Ario, Attorney, Alan Charles Dell’Ario, Attorney at Law
Craig Finster, President and CFO, Versus Systems

About this post:
The purpose of the Attitude of Gratitude program is (1) to thank those who provide the information and experiences that make each of the program days exceptional, and (2) to reflect on what has changed for the class members as a result of their participation in Leadership Napa Valley. For each of the class program days, a gratitude team is assigned to make sure all the individuals responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and presenting the day are thanked.


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