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Tommy Huynh, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida 

2016 Team Member of the Year: When Tan “Tommy” Huynh was 6 years old, he witnessed a horrific crime that resulted in the death of his mother, brother and sister. Years later, he was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him with a disability. Following a long recovery, he started working at Naval Air […]

Bonnie Blaydes, Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska

2019 Team Member of the Year: Bonnie struggled with an abusive spouse, but experienced love for the first time when she gave birth to a baby boy. Unfortunately, the addiction she faced was too strong, and she was arrested and sent to a behavioral health facility. While there, she learned about God and began to […]

Allison Ashmore, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island

2017 Team Member of the Year: “Our daughter was born developmentally delayed and on the autism spectrum,” said Nancy Ashmore. “Those are her disabilities, but her abilities are that she can take direction very well, and she gives every task 100 percent.” During high school, Allison Ashmore volunteered at the Salve University Library in Newport, […]

Matt Amendt, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Washington

2018 Team Member of the Year: In his 30s, Matt realized that his disability was keeping him from holding down a steady job. Matt was diagnosed with ADHD, a condition that inhibits his focus and concentration for long periods of time. “My diagnosis is one of those things that you wouldn’t think was life-altering, but […]

Dorothy Clark, Lorton, Virginia 

Credentialing and quality assurance team: In March 2020, amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Space Force Academy announced that the inaugural class would graduate early. Therefore, the graduates needed their new CACs sooner than anticipated. Dorothy Clark and the GCE Credentialing and Quality Assurance team played integral roles in design and software changes. They processed the […]

Wanda Faye Tye, Fort Rucker, Alabama

2020 Team Member of the Year: Wanda Tye, who is deaf, has grown in her role as a mail clerk at Fort Rucker to now be the “face” of the U.S. Army Post Mail and Distribution Center. Wanda and her supervisor, Leamon Sullivan, started working at GCE at about the same time. He said they […]

Trauma-informed care

Frequently asked questions: Trauma-informed care involves interactions that emphasize physical and emotional safety, choice and empowerment for the person receiving services. The trauma-informed care approach engages people with histories of trauma and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Treatment reflects that experience. For instance, a therapist will ask “what happened to […]

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Lakeview Center announces disaffiliation from parent company

Pensacola, Fla. (October 1, 2021) – Today marks the first day of Lakeview Center’s journey as an independent entity. The nonprofit disaffiliated from its parent organization, Baptist Health Care, after a 25-year affiliation. “Over the past 25 years, we’ve grown, and Baptist Health Care has as well,” said Allison Hill, president and CEO of Lakeview […]