What initially drew you to the Center and inspired you to become a member of the Board?
I was initially drawn to the Center some 14 years ago as a volunteer – a short time after my mother died. I was seeking a volunteer experience working with kids dealing with grief challenges.
Share about the role you serve on the board.
I specifically support matters of governance and human resources. I also have opportunities to give the board first-hand perspectives about volunteering at the Center.
What has been the most meaningful part of being connected to the Center?
Working with an amazing team of people who truly care and want to bring comfort to people in need of support and help.
What is one thing you would want someone to know if they were considering the Center’s services?
The Center employs an amazing group of people who want to help and want to make a difference!
What are your hopes for people who come to the Center?
That they will stick with the Center long enough to heal and collect the ‘tools’ they need to deal with their grief. Sadly grief is a life-long journey for survivors and having a full ‘tool-box’ is critical.
What are your hopes for the Center?
I hope that the Center continues to exist, grow and thrive and that its reputation and reach grow further throughout the region.
What words would you use to describe the Center?
Warm, kind and supportive.
What would you want to say to our donors and volunteers?
Your time, talents, energy and dollars do make a difference!!!
What would you say to someone who was considering volunteering with us in programming, on committees, or as a member of the board?
Do it!! You won’t regret it and you’ll feel amazing making a difference in other people’s lives.