Lisa Kunz Named Touro University Nevada Employee of the Year

As a hard worker with a reputation for getting things done, Lisa Kunz is always first to give credit to the team she works with at the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities.

Kunz, who has worked at Touro University Nevada since 2013, was honored with the Employee of the Year Award in front of her coworkers during a special ceremony in the Dr. Michael Harter Bullpen.

Lisa Kunz, Director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior Provost of Touro University Western Division.

“I feel extremely honored to win Employee of the Year, but I’m just lucky to have a great staff to support me,” she said. “I hope I made them proud.”

Kunz and her staff have helped cultivate a dynamic environment at the Center, she added.

“We all work extremely well together, and we do whatever we can to take care of these kids,” she said.

Last year, the Center had nearly 4,700 patient visits. This year, the Center is projected to have 6,200 patient visits, an increase of 32 percent. Kunz credited the additions of pediatric neuropsychologist, Erin Honke, and occupational therapist, Kayla Boucher, as big contributors to the increase in patient visits.

Still, her coworkers and boss understand the pivotal role she plays in seeing the Center grow.

“Whatever it takes to get the job done, Lisa does it,” said Craig Seiden, Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Touro University Western Division. “She’s always the first one in and the last one out. Lisa is more than deserving of this award.”

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