Behavioral Health Services
Congratulations to Sheryl Yoder
, Counselor in Behavioral Health Services, on being named the recipient of the MDH APPLE Award
for August 2014. APPLE stands for “A
chieving outstanding P
erformance in P
atient care, L
eadership, Loyalty and E
nthusiasm for MDH.”
Sheryl has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Welfare from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. She became licensed as an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 1999. Sheryl was hired as a Counselor in Behavioral Health Services on February 11, 2008.
Sheryl is intelligent and highly skilled. She has excellent case retention and is respectful of patients and their needs, consistently achieving positive outcomes for her patients. She has a warm, caring approach with patients and is direct, friendly, and polite in all her interactions. Sheryl has superior written and verbal communication skills; she is responsible and reliable; and she has a strong work ethic.
Sheryl is an outstanding team member. She is valued by her colleagues for her kindness and thoughtful insights. Sheryl always demonstrates interest in improvement, and she has done a great job as the BHS Service Excellence Coach.
Sheryl’s co-workers appreciate Sheryl’s wisdom and feel they have her support. She is a pleasure to work with, and her professionalism is admired. She is approachable to her co-workers who look to her as a good example and a wonderful resource for the department.
Sheryl and her husband, Dan, have two children, Forrest and Kelsey. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and being outdoors. Sheryl also enjoys traveling.