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SCO’s Teresa Buckingham Wins DSP Excellence Award

November 29, 2022 / Uncategorized

Teresa Buckingham, Program Supervisor at SCO’s Deer Park Community Residence, received the Excellence Award at Community Care Rx’s 2nd Annual DSP & Support Staff Awards. Teresa was recognized for the tremendous work she does to help those in her care.

Teresa oversees the Deer Park program, training and supervising staff and assuring that resident and staff needs are met. She advocates for the residents, helping them reconnect with their families and their communities so they have resources that will help them function in a productive way upon returning home.

Teresa was one of five honorees who received their awards at a special awards banquet at the North Hills Club in Manhasset.


  • Teresa Buckingham – SCO Family of Services
  • Latoya Darby – Queens Center for Progress
  • Sonia Hyatt-Parkinson – Opengate Inc.
  • Vanessa Morgan – Special Citizens Futures Unlimited
  • Jenny Nieves – Puerto Rican Family Institute

Congratulations, Teresa, and thank you for all that you do!

Teresa (right) is pictured with Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health.


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