Sound Bite: Omar Kazi Earns Russell L. Carson Visionary Award

Omar Kazi and Traci Donnelly

Omar Kazi and Traci DonnellyIt’s become a tradition and high point at The Child Center annual gala to present the Russell Carson Visionary Award to a staff member who consistently goes above and beyond for clients and represents the kind of forward-thinking that defines The Child Center. Our 2018 award went to Omar Kazi, who recently was promoted to Assistant Program Director of our Asian Outreach Program. Kazi, who immigrated from Bangladesh as a teenager, provides mental health support to immigrants dealing with acculturation stress and individuals coping with mental illness and trauma. He also conducts outreach to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues in Asian communities. Impressively, he does it all with a 95 percent productivity rate. Upon presenting Kazi with the award, CEO Traci Donnelly remarked, “Omar envisions a brighter future for his clients, and in turn, they can see it for themselves.”

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