Ambassador of the Year is presented to a Federation member who embodies the core values of the Federation: all children deserve excellence, strategic advocacy, partnerships and collaboration, and equity, diversity and inclusiveness.
Cathey Prudhomme, President & CEO of Eagle Village, was presented with the 2019 Federation Member Ambassador of the Year award for her dedication to coming to the table at Federation meetings and events with the greater good in mind, strengthening and advancing the quality services provided by community-based organizations.
Cathey was an instrumental voice at residential treatment contract negotiations last fall, developing a firm and respectful stance toward developing a contract with MDHHS that kept children at the forefront of treatment and services, while effectively communicating the needs of private agencies in being a true partner with the state. Cathey has been a critical contributor to the development of the Federation’s Legal Trust Fund, now serving as a Trustee, and approaches the role with thinking about how to best assist her fellow Federation member agencies in making use of this resource. Cathey demonstrates highly effective and thoughtful leadership for her organization and the Federation and never waivers to stand up for what is right.