Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles: Excelling Through Cancer

By on February 12, 2018

Ginger Powell was recently named the recipient of our Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles award for Q4 of 2017. Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Ginger knows that this award is well-deserved.


Awarded each quarter, the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles program began as a way to recognize employees who embrace our guiding principles. CKR employees are encouraged to nominate each other when they see someone on the team who demonstrates that they not only know the guiding principles, but live them as well. Once all of the nominations are in, a selection committee chooses the recipient for that quarter.


Ginger’s nomination shows just how important she is to our team and our clients.


Ginger has a big heart. She cares about everyone at CKR. She has a passion for life, a positive, upbeat personality and we think “multitasking” may actually be her middle name.

Ginger lives the “No one is more important than anyone else” value every single day. She is always ready to support CKR team members in any way she can. It doesn’t matter what the task is or for what office or client.

Ginger is an “Advocate for the client.” She always goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy and feeling the love from team CKR.

“’Okay is not Okay.” Ginger gets things done and is always thinking about the best way to do something even if it isn’t her responsibility. She strives to improve things for the client and her fellow team members because she cares about the quality of work.

Ginger is “Autonomous and resourceful.” She loves to wear many hats and is always ready and willing to jump into any project and lend a helping hand. Ginger knows her stuff and, if she doesn’t, she finds out and then immediately starts training everyone else. Her goal is to make everyone she works with look good, including CKR’s clients.   


Beyond being such an integral part of the CKR team for over a decade, Ginger has also been battling cancer for the last seven years. Recently, Ginger’s story was featured on the Stanford Hospital website and social media channels. When I asked Ginger why she felt so strongly about sharing her story, she said there were two reasons — to give hope to people who are currently going through similar situations and to say thank you to everyone who is part of the Stanford Hospital staff. From the janitors to the physicians, she felt like she received the best possible care anywhere. You can read Ginger’s story here (https://stanfordhealthcare.org/stanford-health-now/2018/young-nonsmoking-lung-cancer-patient-finds-health-again.html).


Ginger is not only an amazing colleague and friend, but also an inspiration to everyone she meets. Plus, she makes the best fried rice for Friday breakfasts. Congratulations, Ginger!

One comment on “Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles: Excelling Through Cancer

  1. Chelle Wingeleth on said:

    Congratulations Ginger on a well deserved award. As one of your client partners we have experienced your magic! I am so grateful for all you do for our team. I still remember the day we were kicking off a major referral program and you were there at 7:30am to help me schlep materials across campus and set up. You’re amazing and we’re so happy to see your recognized!

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