Rico James is the winner of the April 2021 Employee Recognition Award.  Rico has been employee by JBS since 2004 as a member of the ProACT Team and the assistant to the medical director.  However, his service has never been just limited to the ProACT Team.  Rico has willingly assisted in the Homeless Clinic, Outpatient Commitment Team, NOVA program, and MI Residential whenever there was a need.  Rico was described by his colleagues as someone who is hard-working and flexible, and always willing and able to step in to fill the gap for any program.  He ensures the individuals served by the various programs have their needs met, providing injections and education about their medications in the office and in the home environment.  Rico has been described as a rock star and the ultimate team player as he serves to elevate his colleagues to a higher level of professionalism.  With his “whatever it takes” attitude, Rico has provided exemplary care in every interaction and humble leadership in all programs.  His infectious laugh brings calm in the midst of a storm and joy to the work environment. Congratulations Rico on a well-deserved honor!