ITC Supervisor is 'Backbone' of Covina Annex
Busy is an understatement. McHenry is a dynamo, thinking creatively and always going above and beyond what is expected. Three days a week, she supervises clerical staff, orders cell phones, sets up CPR training for staff, supervises summer interns, organizes fundraising sales for decorating the building and even finds time to play Mrs. Santa Claus for the children in the Medically Fragile Unit at Christmas. Recently, McHenry used money she raised to buy a new conference table for the Asian Pacific Unit.
feelings for McHenry run very deep and their statements speak
volumes. Regional Administrator Amaryllis Watkins describes McHenry
as "the backbone" of the Covina Annex. "She is
efficient, has the most positive attitude at all times and has made our
office look and feel child-centered by the decorations she generously
contributes. This is a welcoming environment not only for the
children and families we serve, but also a boost t the staff."
she's not busy making the Covina Annex a more inviting place, McHenry has
a very full family life, which includes 18 grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren. You can also find her at the mini-stockcar races in
Victorville where she cheers on her son, son-in-law and grandson who are
all racecar drivers.
"What we hear said most often about Shirley," said Watkins, "is that people "want to be just like her when they grow up." A true testament to this valuable DCFS employee.