James Donald, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections presented Melissa Killough with the Commissioner’s Leadership Coin in recognition of her outstanding performance as director of Spectrum’s 384-bed treatment program at the Bainbridge Probation Substance Abuse Treatment Center. Ms. Killough has worked for Spectrum since 2001.

“I believe that true leadership is action, not position. Guided by the principles of excellence, integrity, and selfless services, your actions enable us to achieve this critical mission,” wrote Commissioner Donald. “Your success is not an accident; it results from a deliberate process of identifying a compelling purpose, passionately pursuing your vision, and performing at your best.”

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. has operated in-prison residential substance abuse treatment programs in the State of Georgia under contract to the Department of Corrections and the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles since 1994. Today, the organization serves nearly 1,500 inmates in six state institutions on a daily basis. Spectrum also provides outpatient substance abuse counseling services to parolees throughout the state.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider serving more than 18,000 individuals each year in community and institutional settings throughout Massachusetts, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maine, Arizona and Tennessee.

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