Judy Tejada said she was very surprised to hear her name called during Horizon’s Recognition Day 2008 and to learn she was being given the President’s Award. But when you hear Judy talk about her job, it’s no wonder she was chosen for this prestigious award. Her dedication is clearly obvious.
“I believe there is an increasing need for behavioral health treatment in Western New York,” says Judy. “And there aren’t enough organizations committed to doing what we do at Horizon or doing it with as much care and compassion. I find my job very rewarding and very satisfying.”
Judy came to Horizon over ten years ago as a counselor at the 1370 Niagara Falls Boulevard location and has since worked her way up to her current position. She says Horizon has given her opportunities she never would have dreamed possible. “Our senior management staff is awesome,” says Judy. “They are very committed to the entire staff, both personally and professionally. We truly are like a family here and that makes coming to work each day very pleasant.”
She says that family feeling is extended to Horizon’s consumers, who are very grateful for the work being done at Horizon. Judy says each and every staff member at Horizon is truly dedicated, and she is grateful to be a part of such a helpful organization.
Judy received her undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio, and holds master’s degrees from Ohio State University and Canisius College. She lives in Williamsville with her two daughters.
At Horizon Health Services, we offer addictions and mental health counseling services throughout Western New York. For more information, please call us at 716.831.1800.