Current News & Events

January 10, 2020

Congratulations, Carol Johnson – One of 2019’s Most Influential Corporate Board Directors

Congratulations to Carol Johnson, member of the Merakey Board of Directors, for being named one of 2019’s Most Influential Corporate Board Directors by WomenInc. (see page 20). As a leading business magazine reporting on women’s success and achievement, this issue includes the most comprehensive list of women executives, influencers and achievers contributing their leadership skills, experience, and expertise to corporate boards. Carol and the other talented women in this special edition of WomenInc. are being recognized at an important moment in time when diversity and inclusion are not only celebrated, but are embedded into the culture of many organizations, including Merakey.

Since joining the Board of Directors in 2017, Carol has experienced Merakey’s focus on enhancing diversity and inclusion throughout everything we do. Whether it was visiting the Autism Center in Fort Worth, TX last fall, or participating in the Foundation’s Bowling Tournament, Carol has shared in Merakey’s embrace of inclusivity, a desire for a unified culture, and a commitment to an environment that is welcoming to all.

Merakey is incredibly proud of Carol’s accomplishments and honored to have her as part of the Merakey family.

Carol Johnson
Carol Johnson (center) visited the team and toured the Autism Center in Fort Worth, TX this past fall.

January 10, 2020

Secret Angel Project

Check out the video below to learn how Merakey’s Foster Care program in Stroudsburg, PA made a difference this past holiday season in the lives of children in our program.

 
Can't see the video? Click here to view it on YouTube!
 
January 3, 2020

Giving Back to the Community

This year, the Merakey Autism Center team in Flint, MI wanted to give back to the community and chose to gather donations for Whaley Children's Center, a local organization that provides treatment to at-risk children and their families. Staff collected donations for the children throughout the month of December. Merakey commends the Merakey Autism Center team in Flint for their charitable spirit.

Flint Gives Back
Flint Gives Back
Flint Gives Back
Flint Gives Back
January 3, 2020

Merakey Autism Center in Dearborn Presents at Career Day

Jacklyn Carrillo, lead behavior technician and Erin Burnette, program director for Merakey Autism Center in Dearborn, MI presented at Fordson High School's Career Day. Students were eager to learn more about career options in applied behavior analysis and what it takes to be a behavior technician.

Jacklyn Carrillo
January 3, 2020

4th Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest

Merakey staff and students from the Education and Autism Division engaged in a friendly competition for the fourth year running, to deck the halls of Merakey programs. Contest submissions were taken over a period of two weeks, and winners were evaluated based on visual impact, creativity, and craftsmanship.

Thank you to our 2019 Holiday Door Decorating participants for making the season merry and bright for the individuals at Merakey!

Door Decorating
  • 1st Place Winner - Merakey Autism Center Philadelphia - Green Room – Staff and Students: Galinda, Deja, Kathy, Marjorie, Malissa, Theresa, Kevonna
  • 2nd Place Winner - Merakey Education Center Leechburg - The Nightmare before Grinchmas -Staff: Sarah Hepler, Meg Bracken Students: Jayden, Mario, Alaya, Price, Antario
  • 3rd Place Winner - Merakey Education Center Greensburg - Room 103- Staff; Cindy Coulson, Norma Moore, Kelli Milne Students: Joseph, Jon, Kirkland, Jacob, Thomas, Owen
January 3, 2020

Board Member’s Family Visits Woodhaven Center for the Holidays

The family of one of Merakey’s Board of Directors member, David Volpe, visited the Merakey Woodhaven Center on Christmas Day, as it has every Christmas for the past several years. Karen Volpe and her daughter, Laney, enjoyed spending time with individuals and staff and handed out gifts to everyone present. The Volpe family has a long history of good works and is grateful to be able to continue the tradition with their children. The caring, commitment, and generosity of the Volpe family is very appreciated by Merakey. They have become part of the family. Individuals and staff were delighted and thankful for their visit and their generous gifts.

Woodhaven Visit
Woodhaven Visit