Moving from Kentucky to Tennessee in 2017 was a very hard decision for my husband and me. Not only was leaving the place we were born and raised, we were moving away from our children and grandchildren. It was a big change for us. I was so fearful of not finding a job, making friends, and not fitting in.
I had my first interview at Sevier County, and let me tell you I was so nervous; however, Knox Adult Center got my application and resume, and shortly after I was called for another interview. I will never forget the call from Jennifer Philips asking me if I was still interested in the position. When I hung up the phone that day, I cried so many tears of joy. I started on May 8, 2017 and I will never forget how welcomed I felt that day. I thank Sherri Light and Staci for everything they did for me that day and all the days after. I immediately knew this was the place I was meant to be.
Over the past five and a half years, I have met so many amazing people and lifelong friends. We have laughed, cried and everything in between, but we made it through them all. I am forever grateful for that phone call I got some five years ago. McNabb has taught me so much over the years, and for that I am a better person, but most importantly I am a better clinician.
In 2019 I was transferred to our little office in Cocke County, but don’t let office size fool you. The impact we’ve made in this area and all the clients we see is beyond words. Seeing a smile and hearing a thank you daily really proves what a difference we make. I am so blessed to work under such a great supervisor Kate, director Shellie, my best friend and co-worker Leslie, as well as Dynah, Anna, and everyone here in Newport Office. I couldn’t have hand picked a better group of people to work side by side with. Not only are they co-workers, I consider each one as family.
McNabb, and all the McNabbers has become such a huge part of the healing for all the communities we serve. We do make a difference!
Jerri Little, Master Level Adult IST Clinician at Cocke County Office
Employee since 2017