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2015 Carl J. Latona Award Recipient Named

Friday, February 20, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Molly Linn, Communications & Marketing Specialist

2015 Carl J. Latona Award Recipient Named

                Intake coordinator Julie Duffey was awarded the 2015 Carl J. Latona Distinguished Service Award at Highfields’ employee recognition dinner on Saturday. She was chosen for the award by her peers for her leadership and dedication to Highfields.

                “Carl Latona would be honored to have his name associated with Julie,” Brian Philson, CEO/President of Highfields, said. “She’s a perfect example of integrity and unswerving commitment to doing the right thing.”

                Carl Latona was Highfields’ CEO/President for over 25 years and was known for his passion to help others, integrity and dedication to excellence. The award was created in Latona’s name in 2012.

                Duffey has been working for Highfields for 13 years and became the intake coordinator in 2008. She said she feels humbled by the award, knowing that she is surrounded by many hard-working people.

                “I feel honored to be recognized, but at the same time, I know that I am one of many that could be recognized,” she said.

                Highfields is a human services nonprofit organization serving 11 Michigan counties through their residential treatment program, community services and educational services. More information about Highfields can be found at


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