FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2022
Kris Weaver, KHS VP of Development
(Harrisburg, PA) November 11, 2022 — On November 10, 2022, Keystone Human Services (KHS) honored Jeanine Buford with the Dr. Joseph Adlestein Professional Leadership Award at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Membership.
This award is given annually to someone in a professional role who is a powerful advocate for people with disability, supporting them to be valued and fully participating members of society.
Jeanine Buford spent 28 years of her career with Keystone Human Services. Over the years, she built a team of IT professionals in database design and management, infrastructure, user support, enterprise application, web development, and security. She made sure the IT Department, as well as Property Management, were grounded in the KHS mission and vision, always keeping accessibility and the needs of the people who choose KHS for services at the forefront.
In addition to developing a robust IT Department and managing Property Management, Jeanine led the development of the new communications team, setting the highest standard for communicating about KHS and disability policy while promoting platforms for people with disability to tell their own story.
“While Jeanine’s roles at KHS varied over the years, her commitment to an expansive understanding of our mission underscored everything she worked on,” said Charles J. Hooker, KHS President and CEO. “She has been a powerful advocate for people with disability, always looking for ways to magnify the voices of people with disability and promote inclusive practices.”
“I’m proud to be part of handing this award to Jeanine,” said Stephen Rader, KHS Board Chair. “She leads by example, celebrating individual differences and diversity, and inspiring others to let their own light shine.”
About Keystone Human Services
KHS is a multi-national human services organization based in Harrisburg, PA. KHS operates in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, the Republic of Moldova, and India, providing advocacy, services, and supports in early childhood education and family support, mental health, autism, and intellectual, developmental, cognitive, and physical disability. We build communities where everyone can thrive, direct their own lives, establish homes, find meaningful work, pursue education alongside their peers, and fill valued roles in the community. In addition to operating as KHS, KHS provides services through Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), Capital Area Head Start (CAHS), Partnerships for People, Key Human Services, Keystone Autism Services, Keystone Moldova, and Keystone Institute India.
More information can be found at KHS.org and KeystoneMoldova.md