Behavioral Health Specialist named Employee of the Quarter in Indiana

Behavioral Health Specialist named Employee of the Quarter in Indiana

VPO Bill Carr (L) with Elijah McPherson

Elijah McPherson, a behavioral health specialist for Corizon Health at Pendleton Correctional Facility (PCF) in Pendleton, Indiana, has been named Employee of the Quarter. Mr. McPherson was nominated for the recognition by Dr. Emily Kardis, Lead Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) Psychologist at the facility.

Elijah is part of a multidisciplinary team that works to provide a safe environment for offenders to gain guidance and support. Additionally, he provides support, encouragement and respectful feedback to custody and non-custody staff members. “Without a doubt, he is one of the most hardworking members of the IRT program,” said Dr. Kardis. “When short-staffed, Mr. McPherson is the first to volunteer to take on extra tasks and responsibilities to allow the IRT program to run more smoothly. He goes above and beyond the duties of his job title.

Congratulations, Elijah, on your recognition, and thank you for the work you do in caring for the behavioral health needs of our offender population at PCF.