Feedback:CADA board showed courage
July 3, 2008 · Updated 9:22 PM
In regard to the story printed March 23 about CADAs board of directors dismissal of the executive director, we wish to express our support for the boards decision. We are former employees of CADA and feel we best know the working conditions at the agency.
In our opinion during the former executive directors tenure, there was a tremendous turnover of employees, largely we feel associated to mistreatment of staff. In our opinion, many times staff members were treated disrespectfully and unprofessionally. We feel this caused the agency to be in constant turmoil. Despite this, the employees continued to serve CADAs clients in an exceedingly professional manner.
The former executive director did indeed introduce many cutting edge programs; however, these programs would not have been implemented and deemed successful without the hard work and dedication of the staff members who put their hearts and souls into these programs.
It is our belief that the CADA Board of Directors has taken a courageous first step in changing the atmosphere of the agency and making the job the staff does less difficult. We applaud the boards professionalism and their regard for the well being of the agency. There are many former CADA staff members that support this letter and the boards decision that wish to remain anonymous.
Marie Purdy, Oak Harbor; Monique Olvera,