Megan Cox, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Rosecrance, was the winner of the Frank Ware Award of Excellence at the United Way Luncheon, which was held Tuesday, April 23, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford.
Megan, who has worked at Rosecrance for more than seven years, provides assessment services and crisis intervention services to individuals with mental illness in the Winnebago County jail.
The nomination in the program book described her dedication:
“Megan works tirelessly providing immediate care and makes herself available on weekends to be called into the jail in order to ensure all inmates with mental illness are receiving appropriate interventions in a timely manner … Megan is a true leader and advocate for clients who struggle with mental illness and wind up in the justice system. Our community remains safe due to her efforts.”
The Frank Ware Award of Excellence was named in honor of Frank Ware, former president and CEO of Janet Wattles Center, for his strong advocacy and devotion to helping individuals with mental illness. The award celebrates an employee who exemplifies the excellent Frank Ware demonstrated throughout his career.