Resolution J2485-2013

Honoring Jill A. Warner upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Thomas P. Morahan Annual Leadership Award

Details

Actions

  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

Text

LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Jill A. Warner upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the  Thomas  P.  Morahan  Annual  Leadership
Award in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Jill A. Warner has given not only of her  time  and  energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special recognition; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Jill A. Warner
upon  the  occasion  of  her  designation  as recipient of the Thomas P.
Morahan Annual Leadership Award in Mental Health and Developmental Disa-
bilities; and
  WHEREAS, May is Mental Health Awareness Month  in  the  State  of  New
York;  therefore, it is fitting during this particular time to recognize
the civic endeavors of those remarkable individuals who have been called
upon to contribute their time and talents  to  increasing  awareness  of
mental  health  conditions and to supporting the mental wellness of all;
and
  WHEREAS, The Thomas P.  Morahan  Annual  Leadership  Award  in  Mental
Health and Developmental Disabilities recognizes the extraordinary spir-
it,  courage and leadership of individuals who have worked tirelessly to
promote the health, mental health and wellness of families and  individ-
uals; and
  WHEREAS,   Thomas  P.  Morahan,  throughout  his  legislative  career,
consistently and courageously advocated on behalf of  those  individuals
with  serious emotional disturbances and persons who are developmentally
disabled; and
  WHEREAS, Thomas P. Morahan's tenure as Chair of  the  New  York  State
Mental  Health  and Developmental Disabilities Committee was served with
distinction and marked with his sponsorship and co-sponsorship of legis-
lation involving promoting awareness for citizens  with  special  needs;
and
  WHEREAS,  This  year's  recipient,  Jill  A.  Warner,  is  the current
CEO/Executive Director of Jawonio, the premiere  resource  for  lifespan
services  in  the  Hudson  Valley  for  people with disabilities, mental
illness and chronic medical needs; and
  WHEREAS, Jill A. Warner earned her MSW degree  at  Purdue  University;
and
  WHEREAS,  As the CEO, Jill A. Warner is responsible for overseeing all
aspects of this multifaceted, regional organization; she  has  a  demon-
strated  record  of  effective executive management and over 30 years of
experience in the non-profit disabilities services sector; and
  WHEREAS, Before she took on the reins as CEO, Jill A. Warner  was  the
Division Director for Community Living Services; her efforts resulted in
an  increase  in  supporting  a continuum of residential care for people
with disabilities and special needs; and
  WHEREAS, She was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in  2005,  during
which  time  programs  in the areas of medical, mental health, education
and in home services enhanced and expanded their services; and
  WHEREAS, Jill A. Warner was  unanimously  endorsed  by  the  Board  of
Directors to become the 4th CEO to lead Jawonio in March, 2008; prior to
joining  Jawonio,  she was Associate Executive Director at Mount Loretto
in Staten Island, New  York,  overseeing  specialty  services  including
campus      and      community      based      residential     services;

International/US/Special needs adoption services and the Special Adoles-
cent inpatient unit; and
  WHEREAS,  Jill  A. Warner has taken the lead in moving toward becoming
an essential resource for the community in the new health care  environ-
ment;  she has become involved in essential discussions on the State and
local level, serving on several essential planning committees; and
  WHEREAS, Jawonio provides services to  more  than  5,000  people  with
disabilities and special needs annually and employs over 1000 people; in
2012,  Jawonio  received  the  Pinnacle Award, as non-profit of the year
from the Rockland Business Association and  Agency  of  the  Year,  from
NAMI-FAMILYA, for their leadership in Mental Health; and
  WHEREAS,  Recently, Jill A. Warner has served as a member of the Rock-
land County Legislature Deficit Reduction Task Force; in  addition,  she
serves  on  the  Board of Directors of Leadership Rockland, the Rockland
Business Association and is a member of  the  New  City  Rotary,  and  a
volunteer for Meals on Wheels; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Jill A. Warner has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit  of  others  which  Jill  A.  Warner  has  displayed
throughout her life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Jill  A. Warner upon the occasion of her designation as recipient
of the Thomas P. Morahan Annual Leadership Award in  Mental  Health  and
Developmental Disabilities; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jill A. Warner.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

Discuss!

blog comments powered by Disqus