My pre-retirement life involved working in health care as a nurse manager in Burns, Plastics, and Head and Neck Oncology, and lastly, as a Director of Care in a long term care facility. In addition to Nursing, I have a BA in sociology and a Masters of Science in Administration. In my spare time, I enjoy the creative side of life, quilting, knitting, painting, reading, and listening to CJNU, especially Dean Martin and Petula Clark.
I began volunteering with CJNU in May of 2015 in the remote studio. Being a long time listener, it was fun to be a part of the behind the scenes action. Later that year, I participated in the pledge drive and assisted in the post pledge thank you mail-outs to the supporters. Being one who always enjoyed project work, it was fun to be a part of the wrap-up team. I have also been fortunate to learn how to produce, read on-air, and perform a multitude of tasks that allow me to understand better and support our many volunteers.
In October of 2016, I became the Volunteer Coordinator. This was a newly created position which came with many new responsibilities and goals while overseeing all volunteers. In the past four years, many changes have taken place. The number of volunteers has increased from 80 to over 120. Processes have been computerized to allow for ease of documentation and data collection. Databases have been set up to track crucial information and to allow for further process development. Also, I have been able to apply my past project management expertise to other CJNU endeavors, including co-chairing the previous five Pledge Drive Weekends, hosting quarterly Volunteer Information sessions and working on special projects as directed by the CJNU Board such as assisting in the development of the office procedures and the creation of a policy and procedure manual to name but two.
I believe in giving back to the community I live in. Volunteering with CJNU allows me to do just that. I am so fortunate to enjoy what I do and to be a part of this family.
If you would like to talk with me about the many volunteer opportunities available, please email me at [email protected] or call 204-942-2568 and leave a message for me.