United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia Executive Director Diane Wilush was honored with the 2003 UCP National Commitment to Customer Responsiveness Award, given to an Executive Director of a UCP member agency who characterizes UCP’s mission of Quality in Management. The Award is presented in conjunction with a $1,000 grant, which will go towards funding the wide variety of programs and services UCP of Georgia offers to developmentally disabled persons throughout the state.
In 1994, Diane joined UCPGA, which at that time consisted of fewer than 30 staff members providing limited services to 100 consumers. In her nine years as Executive Director, she has turned UCP of Georgia into a statewide agency with over 550 employees that provides extensive programs and services to more than 900 people and their families.
Diane’s highly effective management skills are largely responsible for the rapid growth of the agency. Keenly responsive to the needs of the people UCP serves, and their families, she makes it a point to be both accessible and approachable at all times.
Diane’s caring responsiveness to the needs of people with disabilities and their families, as well as her unflinching commitment to quality management has not only vastly expanded UCP of Georgia’s service base, it has more than earned her the right to this award.