Whitman, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award


Randolph, Mass. – May Institute announces that Romina Martins, Program Coordinator of a community residence of the May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation school in Brockton, has received May Institute’s prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. Nominations are made by peers and supervisors, and award winners are chosen by the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Recipients of the 2011 awards were recently honored a ceremony held at May Institute’s corporate office in Randolph, Mass.

May Institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute employs more than 2,000 staff across the country.

May Institute’s Board of Trustees created the Trustees’ Fund Award – the highest honor given to an employee by the organization – in 1993 to recognize the exceptional contributions of staff members who epitomize the organization’s ideals of service and professionalism.

“Romina is highly respected by her peers and supervisors, and continuously goes above and beyond her job expectations to ensure that those she cares for feel valued,” said Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP, President of May Institute. “I am both humbled and grateful for the opportunity to honor such a dedicated and selfless professional.”

Martins is credited with exceptional teamwork skills and building enduring, collaborative relationships with families over the past several years. She began her career at May Institute in 2004 as a member of the direct care staff in Brockton. She is a resident of Whitman, Mass.

About The May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation
The May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation, based in Brockton, Mass., is one of only a few pediatric programs in the U.S. that focuses on both education and rehabilitation of children and adolescents (ages 5-22) with brain injury or neurological disorders. The program is led by nationally recognized experts in the research and treatment of brain injury and neurological disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. The full-day, year-round program is based on best practice standards for teaching students with academic, social, physical, and behavioral difficulties resulting from a brain injury.

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