READ: DOH Names Employee of the Year
February 05, 2020
On February 5, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported that the state Department of Health selected Steven Pavao (Unit 13) as Employee of the Year. Pavao is the mental health supervisor for the East Hawaii Mental Health Clinic Section. He supervises 22 people who provide services for consumers in need of ongoing care for severe mental illness and substance abuse, and those who have medical issues and legal encumbrances.
Pavao and his team responded to the disaster of the 2018 Kilauea eruption and partnered with the American Red Cross to train staff in psychological first aid. Pavao also stepped in as a case manager at the Pahoa clinic to maintain continuity of care for evacuees.
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