How long have you worked at SRAHEC? 10 months
What do you here at SRAHEC? I am the program specialist for the Meeting and Association Services Department. I jointly manage FRHA, FPHA and NAO association accounts marketing including: social media, website updates, preparing and sending monthly newsletter and maintain membership communication. I support, coordinate and facilitate our Project ECHO’s which consist of Rural EMS ECHO and a Pulmonary Pediatric ECHO. I also support and assist in implementation of online webinars, and/or virtual conferences.
Can you tell me a little about yourself? I am originally from Charleston, SC and moved to Florida in the early 2000’s. I have been married for 10 years and have 7-year-old quadruplets, three boys and one girl. I have a background in nursing but always had a passion for health education. I went back to school after my kids was born and pursued another degree in business and am currently finishing up my MBA. I like to spend my free time working out, spending time with my family and friends and traveling.
What is your favorite part of your job/What has been the most rewarding part of your work so far? The most rewarding aspect of my job is learning more about association management along with helping to grow with the amazing team I work with. I find it rewarding to see projects grow and developing relationships with the partners. Helping partners deliver education where it’s needed is also rewarding. I love that my team motivates and challenges me.
These are some of the jobs I have had in my life: speech/language pathologist, organic farmer, bookkeeper, abortion counselor, gift wrapper, receptionist/office manager, organist for funerals, house cleaner, book store clerk, library worker, and last (almost for sure) but not least, office worker at SRAHEC. Shockingly, I began this “post-retirement” job in April of 2013, 7 & ½ years ago! The time has flown. I have worked primarily with and for Brooke, our office and fiscal manager, doing all things “front office” and this has been a complete joy. As has so much at Suwannee River. I love the mission of SRAHEC and I love the functionality of SRHEC. My experience and observation is that it is just an out and out good place to work.
Also, I love the people who work here, who choose to do this work in the world. One of the many many downsides of this intense pandemic is that all of us working together at the same place at the same time cannot happen. But it will again and I look forward to when we can do that safely……..and I will actually get to meet Genesis and Monique, our two new hires!
In my non-work life I am a gardener, an avid walker, an environmental and political activist, an artist-for-fun, a committed friend, a mom, a grandmom, a dog lover, and an oh-so-happily married lesbian/queer. My partner, Orit, is a professor at UF and will retire in May of 2022. Then will begin yet another chapter of a life ever and interestingly unfolding.