Dr. Robert Maher, CEO of St. Christopher’s Inc. in Dobbs Ferry, is “excited and honored” that Moving America Forward will present its story to a national audience.
St. Christopher’s Inc., a Dobbs Ferry-based adolescent development organization dedicated to helping children with special needs, will make its way into living rooms across the nation as part of a feature story on the television series Moving America Forward. Hosted by Actor William Shatner, Moving America Forward celebrates the achievements and contributions of businesses and entrepreneurs across the country.
Its producers saw something special with the work being done at St. Christopher’s and honored the organization as a “Top School in America” through its show scheduled to air on Sunday, October 25 at 11:15 am on Biz TV and online at www.biztv.com. “We are excited and honored that Moving America Forward will present our story to a national audience,” said Dr. Robert Maher, CEO of St. Christopher’s. “With the help of our remarkable staff, we have been able to make a difference in the lives of adolescents who are faced with overwhelming challenges.”
The show will highlight the work of Dr. Maher and St. Christopher’s, which has more than 150 in-residence students and 350 day students stretching across campuses located in Dobbs Ferry, North Castle, Yonkers, and New Windsor.
The on-camera interview features St. Christopher’s Chief Operating Officer Horace Turnbull, who was interviewed by Shatner and Doug Llewelyn (a TV host and producer known for The People’s Court in the 1980s).
The television program also honored Dr. Maher with the Moving America Forward Award for developing one of the finest organizations in the US. The young adults at St. Christopher’s have earned the highest graduation rates for students with disabilities.
In addition to the Moving America Forward Award, St. Christopher’s was also recognized with a prestigious award from SmartCEO magazine. The publication recognized them with the “Corporate Culture Award,” which honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that helps enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
St. Christopher’s will be profiled in SmartCEO magazine’s November/December issue and online, which has a combined audience of more than 100,000 CEOs and executives in the Mid-Atlantic region.
“In trying to provide a nurturing environment in which the youth that we serve can thrive, we feel it is imperative to create the same type of caring culture for our employees,” Dr. Maher said. “Being a social services organization, we are not always able to give our dedicated employees high levels of monetary compensation. Due to monetary constraints we try to find other ways to recognize and appreciate all that our employees do to make our organization great. We truly believe that the little things that you do go a long way to show an employee that you care.
“It is very rewarding to see St. Christopher’s receive kudos from the national media,” Dr. Maher added.