Employee of the Year — Kodiak

Kodiak Employee of the Year

Matthew Kozak, Prevention Grants Coordinator

Matthew Kozak joined the KANA Prevention Team in December 2015 as the MSPI/DVPI Program Specialist. After just six months, he had proven he could take on more and was promoted to Prevention Grants Coordinator. Since then, Matthew has continued to assume new responsibilities and look for innovative ways to present prevention information to our youth and communities to improve overall health.

In addition, Matthew serves as a mentor to the men and youth in our community through the programs, activities, and educational opportunities offered by the Prevention programs. “I enjoy putting my education and previous experiences to good use by helping the community that raised me,” Matthew tells us. “Supporting kids in their efforts to make healthy, positive choices is something I have been interested and involved in since I was a high school student myself.”   

“This award was a surprise to me because I work in an organization where everyone is committed to achieving our goal to elevate the quality of life of the people we serve. There are many people who deserve just as much recognition, most notably my team who make everything we do possible.”

KANA President Andy Teuber announced Matthew's achievement at the 2017 KANA Annual Meeting in October.

Matthew and the Explore the Rock kids, Ft. Abercrombie, August 2016.