Employee of the Month

Medena Draffen


Medena Draffen, Nursing Supervisor for the Missouri Veterans Home – Warrensburg, was selected as the March 2015 Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month.

Medena was nominated by her peers and selected for going above and beyond in caring for Veterans.

Medena always has a smile on her face. She is a great role model for nursing staff including supervisors. She not only covered her own neighborhood, but her, "sister neighborhood" when the Highland Park Unit Manager had an extended and unanticipated leave of absence. Medena manages many projects at the same time effortlessly.

Medena is excellent with training, motivating and guiding staff. She is always a person you can go to for guidance. You can tell that Medena loves what she does because it shows in the care she gives to the Veterans and employees.

While employed with the Missouri Veterans Commission, Medena has day after day exemplified true dedication to the Commission's Mission Statement of honoring and serving our Veterans. She is a true role model for all Commission staff.

Medena will be honored March 20, 2015 at a 9:30 am ceremony at the Missouri Veterans Home – Warrensburg, in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Congratulations Medena!

The Missouri Veterans Commission has established the Employee of the Month Program to recognize employees within the Missouri Veterans Commission for outstanding service. If you would like to recognize a fellow co-worker for their outstanding service, please refer to your program’s policy manual for nomination procedures.