On May 8, 2009 Greta Kruger received the Ann Nichols Leadership Award for excellence in the field of addiction treatment. Greta first became involved with Residence XII as a volunteer in 1981 and then worked at Residence XII South, Highline Community Hospital for nine years as Department Head. She later served as Outreach & Intervention Manager and is currently a Counselor, specializing in the treatment of Older Women.
Approximately 75 peers, friends and alumnae attended a reception in Greta’s honor. We wish to thank Eric Sakai, our Chef and Kitchen Manager, for the delicious food he prepared. This award has never been awarded to a Residence XII staff member, however over the years many people have nominated Greta and this year a group came to us and made the case for this well-deserved recognition.
Greta’s impact on women in recovery is demonstrated regularly but no more so than at Alumnae Retreats when many bring their cameras, seek out Greta and ask for a picture to be taken with her. As all of our Alumnae know—Greta is truly a Wise Woman™.