Amanda Jones-O’Neal, 2024 John Williams Scholarship Award Recipient

Good Afternoon, CSB of Middle Georgia Team:

I am delighted to announce that Amanda Jones-O’Neal has been selected by the JWS Board as the 2024 recipient of the John Williams Scholarship. This prestigious award is a testament to Amanda’s unwavering commitment to her continued professional development and her passion for social work.

Amanda joined our team seven years ago and has demonstrated a profound dedication to our mission of serving individuals in need of behavioral health services. At age 30, she returned to school to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work, all while maintaining her responsibilities with the Children and Youth services.

Amanda has consistently excelled in her role and responsibilities, bringing empathy, professionalism, and a keen insight into human behavior to her work. Her academic pursuits are impressive, having maintained a strong GPA while balancing work and studies. Amanda has attended several reputable institutions and engaged in internships at local non-profits, where she gained hands-on experience working directly with diverse client populations.

The John Williams Scholarship supports CSBMG employees who are committed to furthering their education in one of the helping fields in order to better serve our clients and families. It is with great pride that we recognize Amanda’s hard work and her commitment to making a positive impact through her continued academic training in social work toward a path of licensure.

Please join me in congratulating Amanda Jones-O’Neal on this significant achievement!

Warm regards,

Denise Forbes, CEO