Background: My Husband, two children, one grandchild and I have lived in York and Adams Counties for over 50 years. I have been in the financial industry for the past 33 years – mostly dealing with Personal and Business deposits and lending, along with investments/insurance. I also have significant experience in business management. I am a graduate of the Leadership York program. I have served and continue to serve on several non-profit boards in York County.
Reason for Seeking Board Membership:
My family has faced a change in my son’s mental status. My son served as a Marine and returned with a Traumatic Brain injury, PTSD and other health issues. I have been helping him with his decisioning, anxiety, and stress that he goes through with his new way of life. He has been suffering now for the last 7 years. To experience someone that takes three times as longer than someone with no issues took a while to understand. This has helped me to understand how today’s society with how fast everyone wants information does not work for people with mental challenges. Working with the Veterans Association has been an additional challenge for those with mental illness and this experience can also be helpful to others.