GCB VP Steve Goldsberry recognized for Lifelong Commitment to Addictions Recovery

CINCINNATI: Steve Goldsberry, Vice President of Addiction Services for Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCB), received the TOMKO Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southwest Ohio Rehabilitation Association (SWORA) on Friday, December 4 at its annual awards luncheon held at the DiStasi Banquet Center in Wyoming, Ohio. The luncheon is held to recognize the contributions of human service professionals to the field of rehabilitation.

The TOMKO Award is presented to an individual or organization whose lifetime achievement represents a major contribution to the rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Goldsberry was nominated for his 30-year career dedicated to helping people with addictions, the majority of which was spent at Clermont Recovery Center, an affiliate of GCB.

GCB Community Relations Manager Andrea Paul-Taylor nominated Goldsberry for the Lifetime Achievement Award, saying, "Steve Goldsberry believes in the inherent goodness of people. He believes that with treatment, many people, even those with long histories of addiction, are capable of recovery. Steve has created an organization that is designed not merely to address substance use issues, but to identify and attempt to correct the underlying causes. His goal is to ultimately improve quality of life for the client and that person's family, friends and co-workers."

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCB) is the most comprehensive mental health provider in Southwest Ohio serving people with mental illness and related barriers. GCB is a fully certified, nationally accredited 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to assist persons with mental illness and related barriers to lead productive and fulfilling lives.