10 Sep Service Spotlight: Richetta Covington
Richetta Covington, DSP in Family and Community Services (FCS)
Nineteen years ago, Richetta was looking for a job and was referred by someone she knew in the New Hope registry. She did not want to work in the registry, preferring to work 1:1 rather than at multiple sites, and also did not think she would stay long. She certainly got her wish of working 1:1, having worked ALL of those years with the same person, Lisa C., which is truly amazing. By nature, Richetta is a nurturer in both her professional and personal lives. She found her gift of caring at NHI and has been dedicated to serving Lisa, providing compassionate care, consistency and support. Some of her favorite New Hope memories include birthday parties several years ago for Lisa in the New Hope picnic shelter with Lisa’s family and friends.
Richetta’s faith is very much a part of her life as is her family. She helps to care for her 90-year-old mother. In addition to a son and daughter, she has seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren with another one on the way. There are five generations in her family, which was celebrated recently at her mother’s birthday party. She is also involved with her church, where she enjoys singing in the choir and participating in other church events.
Thank you to Richetta for living the Core Value of Dedication!