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2022 River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards

Thursday, October 13, 2022—5:30 p.m.
Alabama Activity Center

The River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards is a program of The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc. in collaboration with the Auburn University at Montgomery’s (AUM) College of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of Public Administration. The Samaritan Counseling Center presents the River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards in order to:

  • Foster a climate of ethical integrity in the community by recognizing ethical practices of businesses, organizations and individuals
  • Promote awareness and education concerning ethical business and public service behavior
  • Heighten awareness regarding programs and services of The Samaritan Counseling Center available to strengthen families and organizations
  • Fund scholarships for AUM business and public administration students who research and interview nominees, then provide reports to the Selection Committee for its recipient consideration.

As part of the Selection Process, each year a Selection Committee, independent of the Samaritan Counseling Center, is presented with research from students and faculty of Auburn University at Montgomery on all persons and organizations nominated by the business and lay community. A portion of the Ethics Program’s proceeds goes to help provide scholarships and stipends for students who participate in the research.

The Selection Committee is then faced with the very difficult task of selecting three finalists from among the very deserving nominees—and then faced with the even more daunting task of selecting the winners in each category.   As is true every year, all nominees should feel honored at being recognized for their contributions to the River Region. Samaritan thanks all members of the Committee for their service and for their role in ensuring the independence of the selection process for these distinguished awards.


2021 Events Committees

Duncan McRae, MD, President

Event Committee:

Brooke Mills, Event Coordinator
Avery Berry
Rachael Gallagher
Christy Holding, Fundraising
Brian Key
Libba Roby
Caroline Smith

2021 Samaritan Counseling Center Board of Directors:

Duncan McRae, MD, President
Pete Cobb, JD, Vice President
Steve Rutledge, Treasurer
Elizabeth DuBard, Secretary
Jessica Taylor, JD, Past President
Tod Etheredge
Rachael Gallagher
Kirk Hatcher
Rev. June Jernigan
Brian Key, Executive Committee
Kym Klass
Holly McCorkle, JD
Terry Mitchell
John Moorehouse, MD
Robert Northcutt, JD
Stephanie Peavy
Kimberly Robinson
Pat Shegon, JD
Caroline Smith
Rev. Richard Williams, Executive Committee
Rev. Jay Cooper
Rev. Tony McCullough

Cary J. Kuhlmann

Saralu P. Belkofer, MS, LPC
Avery Berry, MEd, ALC, NCC
Allena Burbage, MS, LPC
Kay Cannady, MS, LPC
Elizabeth Cates, MS, MBA, NCC
Mary L. Clark, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Monica Cone, MEd, LPC
Deborah S. Cowell, MS, LMFT
Jessica Gibbe-Fernandez, PhD, LMFT
D. Kim Hamblin, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Christy Holding, MS, LPC
Shelia S. Holmes, MEd, LPC, NCC
Lennie Howard, DMin, LPC, LMFT
Sarah McCrory, LPC
Rebecca Rose Morris, EdS, LPC-S, NCC
Leander Robinson, MS, LPC, NCC
Tarmen Siaway, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
George Ishman, Intern

Santana Cole, Office Manager
Katie Nixon, Revenue Cycle Manager
Cassandra Thomas, Billing Coordinator
Kim Carr, Intake Coordinator
Cassandra Whitney, Receptionist
Amari Newsom, Receptionist