ASA National Staffing Employee of the Year, Dr. Kelly Byrd, Featured in Staffing Success Magazine

February 26, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, February 26, 2024 — Supplemental Health Care (SHC) recently announced that Dr. Kelly M. Byrd was recognized as the American Staffing Association’s (ASA) Staffing Employee of the Year for 2024 and Health Care Sector All-Star. Now, SHC is excited to share her feature in the January/February issue of ASA’s Staffing Success Magazine.

Dr. Byrd has been a dedicated school speech-language pathologist and advocate for family literacy while working with Supplemental Health Care for over a decade. She has made significant contributions to promoting literacy in her community and has been instrumental in empowering students, even beyond her own school district.

Through her work with Supplemental Health Care, Byrd has been able to pursue her passion and make a difference in the lives of children. “I’m very fortunate to work with a company and a recruiter that understands and encourages my passion and desire to help others,” says Byrd. “They have been there for me every step of the way.”

Dan Riddle, Regional Director for Supplemental Health Care’s Schools division, has been Dr. Byrd’s recruiter and a strong supporter throughout her tenure with the staffing company. He commends Byrd for her selflessness and dedication to helping others.

 “I can’t think of anyone I know who is more selfless,” Riddle said. “Lots of people see a need and talk about it, but they don’t do anything about it. She sees a need and her feet get into action.”

Looking ahead, Byrd plans to continue her work in promoting literacy and empowering children through her nonprofit organization, Love for Literacy. She aims to create more culturally representative books that inspire children and reflect their experiences.

As Riddle shared: “Kelly is a perfect example of the flexibility the staffing industry provides that the regular work world doesn’t. We can bridge gaps and provide long-term solutions — both for our staff and for the school districts we serve.”

In addition to being recognized as the National Staffing Employee of the Year, Dr. Byrd has received support and funding from Supplemental Health Care for her literacy efforts. The company has donated copies of Byrd’s book and other multicultural titles to speech-language pathologists, students, and school districts as part of Family Literacy Day, a nationwide event that promotes the importance of reading and writing together in a family setting.

“I’ve never been in a situation where a company goes above and beyond to support something that I really love to do,” says Byrd. “That’s meant a lot to me.”

About Supplemental Health Care

Supplemental Health Care (SHC) is a leading healthcare staffing provider that believes in helping speech-language pathologists, nurses, and other healthcare and school professionals find the roles that best help them fulfill their calling to better serve patients and students. For everyone that we serve, SHC is the place where caring hearts thrive.

SHC supports philanthropic partnerships such as Dr. Kelly Byrd’s Love for Literacy. SHC also seeks to improve community wellbeing and actively addresses issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion in education and healthcare to work toward a better future for all.