On November 21st a reception was held to honor Dr Craig and to wish him well in retirement. It was attended by current and past JBS staff, JBS Board members, colleagues from mental health centers and representatives of the Department of Mental Health. Sophia Holloway and her team provided a delicious spread of food and beautiful decorations.
Guests were treated to funny stories about Dr Craig as a Boy Scout leader, told by Steve Lloyd of Troop 97. Tributes describing Dr Craig’s impact on Alabama Mental Health were shared by Diane Baugher (AL DMH) , Jeremy Blair (AL Council) presented Dr Craig with an engraved Buck knife, Lois Scott (JBS Board of Directors) thanked Dr Craig for his service and Jim Crego (current Executive Director) bid him farewell on behalf of the entire agency.
Dr Craig has been a visionary and guiding force for JBS, as well as around the state. He has been a staunch advocate for the rights of the individuals we serve. His retirement leaves a void that is felt locally and state-wide. When asked what he plans to do in retirement, he said “Enjoy Life!”.