July 2015 Giving Back

Julie Brown Receives Top Award at
2015 Fort Worth Admin Awards

Julie Brown, executive assistant to Wayne Carson, CEO of ACH Child and Family Services, received the Administrative Professional of the Year award at the Fort Worth Admin Awards™ luncheon on May 8.

The Fort Worth Admin Awards publicly honors administrative assistants serving executives in Fort Worth and surrounding areas each year. The 2015 awards luncheon was held at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel and recognized professionals in nine categories.

Mayor Betsy Price presented the Fort Worth Administrative Professional of the Year Award, the top award lauding the administrative professional who demonstrates exemplary proficiency, loyalty, customer service and passion for their role.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Julie Brown,” says Wayne Carson, CEO of ACH Child and Family Services. “Julie embodies all of the qualities of an exceptional administrative professional. She makes ACH a better place for employees and clients and Fort Worth a better place for children and families.”

Brown has served as the lead administrative professional at ACH since 2008 and provides executive-level assistance, including coordinating the calendar, activities and efforts of the agency and planning high-level agency meetings with board members, trustees and various committees.

In addition to her professional association with ACH, Brown has a personal connection to the agency. As a child, Brown and her brother resided in an ACH group home, and she often shares her personal story at ACH fundraising events and supports many of the activities geared toward former residents, including the annual alumni reunion.

“Julie’s reputation for customer service and excellent administrative support have made her a role model and leader with the agency,” says Carson. “Her passion for ACH, for the children and families it serves and for the people who work there are demonstrated in her daily practice of selflessly putting others first.”

About ACH Child and Family Services

Founded in 1915, ACH Child and Family Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, youth and families in the community overcome life’s challenges through strength-based partnership. In 2014, ACH served 13,611 children and families through education and outreach services, and 3,269 individuals received assessment and referral services. Another 2,673 children were served through counseling and residential care services, including foster care and adoption.

Through leadership, research and training, ACH will set a recognized example for replicable programs in child welfare that dramatically strengthen families and reduce child abuse. Their vision is to be the foremost service provider in the communities they serve so families thrive and children experience safety, hope and love.

ACH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, youth and families in our community overcome life’s challenges.

ACH utilizes a solution-focused, competency-based care approach to working with clients. All ACH services are child-centered and family-focused to best address the needs of children while closely involving families. They partner with clients to provide the right services, and right level of assistance that will help clients overcome life’s challenges and achieve their own goals.

ACH operates its programs and services from a variety of locations in the five counties they serve. Their central mailing address and administrative location is the Wichita Street Campus.

It feels great to know you have made a difference in the life of a child. With your help ACH can provide programs to prevent child abuse, neglect and family separation, and help heal and treat children and youth already affected by these tragedies. More than 86 percent of every dollar contributed is allocated to direct services for children and their families.

For More information regarding ACH Child and Family Services is available at ACHServices.org.