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Marc Josma

Child & Family Specialist

”Very persistent and respectful”, “strength-based”, “compassionate”, “team-player” are just some of the phrases used to describe Marc Josma, a Child & Family Specialist. Marc was nominated by his supervisor, who shared one story of Marc’s interaction with an individual served.

The youth was placed at a treatment facility due to symptoms of severe anxiety and depression. Marc faithfully visited the facility, once per week for an entire month, even though it meant driving two hours each way for a visit. Marc’s visits helped to provide consistency and support for the youth and the boy’s parents experienced reduced stress, given their reassurance that Marc was continuing to meet with their son.  

This story is not unique for Marc. Several other parents consistently share their positive experiences with Marc, clinicians report great excitement when they are teamed with Marc, and his supervisor describes him as a ‘calm, kind and patient employee who willingly accepts constructive feedback and observably strives to do his very best work.

We celebrate Marc for his commitment to individuals’ served and thank him for ‘going the extra…” 200 miles.

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