If someone asked me “what should I know about Colleen?” I think I’d tell them:
I am a fiend for Italian food; pasta is my weakness. I rarely watch a movie twice. I’ve bottle fed baby squirrels every three hours for weeks on end. Yes, even throughout the night. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but who’s kidding, Maui is the place to be. I do my best to never iron, which is sometimes noticeable. In high school I was a majorette–and twirled fire! Friday the 13th and black cats sure don’t scare me. The best part of waking up is realizing it’s Saturday and rolling over and going back to sleep.
Now, on a more serious note, I am thrilled to join the Family House family as their new Development Associate!
What a dynamic and special organization of which to be a part. The wide reach of the Family House — serving patients and caregivers from 74 N.C. counties and 23 states and counting — is impressive.
During my time here, I am looking forward to implementing the Family House’s comprehensive development plan to support operational, capital, and Family Assistance Fund needs and make it possible to serve these families to our utmost capacity. I hope to use my experience in corporate, entrepreneurial, and non-profit environments to help the Family House grow.
I came across a quote yesterday from The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development that I will keep in mind during my time here. It said:
“There are only 4 types of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, those who will need caregivers.”
Having once been a caregiver myself, I know that a caregiver’s journey is worthwhile and meaningful, but I also know it can be emotionally and physically draining. Join me in making a caregiver’s stay in Winston Salem a little more comfortable!