The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has announced the following Employees of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2010: Uniformed, Brad Shields, COI; Non-Uniformed, Pamela Delp, Senior Administrative Assistant; Contract, Roy Spray, Mental Health Professional.
Roy Spray, Mental Health Professional, received this nomination because of the work he has done with inmates on the LCMHF Segregation Unit. He takes time to listen to inmates’ concerns and complaints, and he addresses these issues in a fair, consistent, timely and respectful manner.
He takes his position very seriously and consults often with other Mental Health staff in order to ensure that his responses and interactions are appropriate and in the best interest of the inmates. A tremendous asset to the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, Spray’s efforts are recognized and applauded.
Roy received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1994 and a Bachelor of Social Work in 2001 from Fort Hays State University; he received his Master’s degree in Social Work from Washburn University in 2002. He has been employed at LCMHF as a Mental Health Professional since May 21, 2007. Working on the Segregation Unit, Roy provides crisis stabilization and day-to-day evaluations of the offenders’ level of functioning and their readiness/ability to return to the general population. He is currently working on the F2 Unit where he provides group and individual therapy, and develops individual program plans to assist inmates in reaching their individual goals and to maintain in the general population.
Prior to working at LCMHF, Roy was employed at High Plains Mental Health Center as a Licensed Master Social Worker/Therapist, working with at-risk youth and their families. He continues to enjoy the unique challenges with providing mental health services to the adult population within the correctional environment.
In his free time, Roy likes spending time with his family and friends by participating in outdoor activities and competition barbecuing.
Pamela Delp serves as the Classification and Records Office Senior Administrative Assistant. According to Pamela’s co-workers, her understanding and knowledge are unsurpassed. When one of her co-workers transferred to security, she stepped up to the plate and kept everything in top-notch order.
Pamela began her employment with Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility in May of 2003 as an Administrative Assistant. She enjoys working in her current position as a Senior Administrative Assistant in the same department she started in.
Pamela lives a simple life with her husband Bryan, who works at Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility. They have one son in college. She also serves on the Pawnee Heights Board of Education.
While Pamela is honored with this recognition, she attributes it to her co-workers for taking on extra tasks, her former supervisor for all of the training, her boss for the encouraging words, and the Lord for his strength and peace.
Brad Shields, Corrections Officer I, has worked for Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility since Sept. 28, 2009, although he has more than seven years’ experience in corrections. The manner in which he has handled his recent need for medical leave is an inspiration to co-workers and supervisors alike. Even in the face of a serious medical situation, COI Shields has been at work as much as possible. He has been willing to accept any task his limitations allow and has maintained a positive and cheerful attitude. His concern for his position and his desire to be a good steward of his available sick/vacation leave are just examples in which his pride in the work he does at LCMHF are manifested on a daily basis.
COI Shields is originally from Hutchinson. He enjoys fishing and disc golf, as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren.