GRACE Chief Program Manager Stacy Pacholick received the Fourth Quarter MVP Award at the January GRACE Staff meeting this week. The award winner is nominated based on outstanding attitude, interdepartmental relations, teamwork skills, and excellence in mission.
Stacy is a true example of the GRACE Mission and Core Values. She has always been a strong advocate for the GRACE Mission and its clients as well as her own department and staff. During the 4th quarter though, she really put her best foot forward.
From coordinating details of the move to our new facility (3 different moves) to ensuring little to no stop in services provided to our clients, she kept calm, cool and collected during the hectic holiday season and made sure all things got done. Clients received necessary care and provisions, staff got moved and settled and this happened due to her organization, guidance and leadership.
Stacy joined the GRACE staff in 2013 as Director of Programs. In this capacity, she oversees GRACE’s Client Services, Clinic, Food Pantry, Transitional Housing, and the Friends & Family program as well as seasonal events like Feed Our Kids and the Christmas Cottage.
Prior to her work with GRACE, she gained eight years of management experience with other social service programs, including The Parenting Center in Fort Worth, where she served for six years, and The Salvation Army in Kansas City.
Stacy and her husband, Rick, have two daughters, Mallory and Presley. In the past, she and her daughters volunteered for GRACE through the National Charity League, working at the Food Pantry and Donation Station.
Additionally, Stacy has served on several committees with GRACE representatives during her time with The Parenting Center. She is a graduate of Leadership Grapevine.
Stacy was commended for helping to increase employee morale, great customer service and building “an upbeat and positive atmosphere,” according to her award citation.
Stacy displays excellent customer service, a genuinely friendly and outgoing attitude, and is willing to work whenever needed. It is a pleasure to work with her, she is an asset to the organization. We are blessed to have her on board.
Our clients, staff, volunteers and community cannot thank her enough. Congratulations, Stacy!