Is there anything from your life, including your full time job, that helps you with your role as a COR board member?
I would say being actively involved in the community in a variety of ways really helps me with my role as a COR board member. I interact with a ton of people so it’s all about building that network and sharing the things I do, like being on the COR board. I get an opportunity to talk with people about that and I think they can tell from our interactions how proud I am to be involved with the organization.
“When COR does something, it’s never half measures! When they have a goal, they don’t just meet the goal, they exceed it.”
Why do you stay on the board?
COR is doing a lot of great things and I’m really benefiting by learning so much from what the organization does. When COR does something, it’s never half measures! When they have a goal, they don’t just meet the goal, they exceed it. They also do so many things internally to continue to make the organization better. I find it really rewarding being with a great group of people on the board and it’s great interacting with Michael and Jim and all the employees I’ve been able to meet. I feel very fortunate to be on the board.
What do you tell people about COR that don’t know anything about the organization?
I tell them COR serve’s people that have cognitive disabilities and that’s through a variety of ways including home support and some of the programs they run. Their goal is to support these individuals and make sure they’re included in society and that they have a great, fulfilling life. And the work COR is doing really shows! When you go to a COR event and see anyone involved with the organization, everyone is in such a good mood and you know that’s because people at COR are doing a great job.