#VayaStrong – Blue Ridge Relay 2017
Congratulations to Team Vaya Strong for their completion of the Blue Ridge Relay, the premier team running relay in the Southeast. More than 200 teams competed in this year’s race. Relay teams rotated through 36 transition areas, covering approximately 208 miles. Each member of Team Vaya Strong ran three legs of varying lengths and difficulty, covering an average total distance of around 16.6 miles, at times pacing as much as 70 minutes ahead of schedule.
Vaya staff who participated in the Blue Ridge Relay include:
Brian Ingraham, CEO
Donald Reuss, Senior Director, Provider Network
Frank Jurovich, Procurement & Contracting Director
Christy Pruess, MHSU/IDD Eastern Director
Celeste Ordiway, MHSU/IDD Central Director
Laura Woodrup, Clinical Informatics Specialist
Lindsay LaPlaca, SIS Assessor/Olmstead Care Coordinator
Christin Pulsifer, IDD Care Coordinator
Michael LePage, IDD Care Coordinator
Enjoy this video compilation of their experience.
About Vaya Health – Vaya Health manages public funds for mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual or developmental disability services in 23 North Carolina counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey. Access to services and crisis help are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-849-6127.
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