Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun new way.

Ponce,Cecilia Name: Cecilia Ponce, LSCSW

Department: Behavioral Health

Title: Behavioral Health Clinician

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC?

1 year and 10 months.

How did you get into your field of work?

I was introduced to social work when I was volunteering with Dominican Volunteers International in Santiago, Chile.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?


Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron

What values are important to you?

Family, community, integrity, honesty, and service.

Henry and Lulu

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I love to dance.

What is on your “bucket” list?

Skydiving in or near the Swiss Alps.

What is your favorite food?


What is your favorite movie?

“What Dreams May Come”

What is your favorite hobby?


Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

Yes-2 dogs, Henry and Lulu.