Staff Blog

Toni Edmond | Director, Performance and Quality Improvement

My journey of discovery started with my hire date - April 1, 1999 - that’s right on April Fool’s Day!  Not knowing exactly what to expect, only that there was work to be done, I squared my shoulders, put a smile on my face and remembered every lesson from home, school and other work experiences then got down to business. This was an opportunity to be a part of what makes my community a special place and where you get a chance every day to be a solution to a need. 

My work day is not about me but about others. When you hear the phase “there is no I in team” it rings true here at Porter-Leath. Don’t get me wrong you are recognized for your hard-work, creativity, dedication and drive to making our mission and vision realized. This is also a place where you get the support and are energized to keep working for the betterment of children and families. I may not see a child or family receiving services at Porter-Leath on a daily basis, but I get to “see” them through the eyes and ears of my team members. I am here for many reasons all of which boils down to one thing: I am here because this is where I am supposed to be. 

While growing from 75 employees to over 600, we are still the Porter-Leath as when I first entered the door over 18 years ago. Only now there are more of us to live out the Mission, Vision and Values.