Robin Butts, Therapy & Wellness Centers Manager has been very busy being involved in local community programs. She serves as the director of the Sullivan Community Choir and recently presented the S.A.F.E. (aka Safe To Speak) program to educators at Sullivan Public School District’s Professional Development Day.
Robin has been directing the Sullivan Community Choir for the past three years. She is gifted in directing music, as she has directed the choir of Grace United Methodist Church in Sullivan for many years. Despite the fact that she came down with bronchitis, and suffered with laryngitis the week before the program, she was able to direct the Christmas program on December 22. The theme for the program was “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The choir flawlessly performed several familiar holiday numbers, plus a few special songs. One was “No Time to Diet” by D. & B. Huntsinger & Rebuck. It was a whimsical number that the audience could easily relate to in attempting to diet over the holidays. The choir members displayed several interesting props for the song including a handmade roasted turkey by Linda Cuneio, one of the participants. Another feature was a surprise visit by the Grinch, donated by Scenic Regional Library during the performance of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Hague & Seuss.
Local educators benefitted by Robin presenting the S.A.F.E. program at Sullivan School District’s Professional Development Day. The intention of this initiative is to create a work environment in which employees feel safe to speak to each other about difficult issues by giving them a tool to receive criticism. Many work related problems can be easily resolved by addressing an issue in a one on one safe moment encounter.
“Robin is a dedicated, hardworking manager,” commented Lisa Lochner, VP of Operations. “She is a tremendous asset to her department, the hospital and our community.”