Tell us a little about yourself...
I am the Board President for DSAGT. I currently live in Washington and am an attorney at a
nonprofit law firm.
When did you join the DSAGT Board and what encouraged you to become a DSAGT
I joined the DSAGT Board at the end of 2019. I was looking for an organization with a great
community that would allow me to do more than just write a check each month. This Board
allows me to utilize my professional skills and fills up my cups on days that I feel drained.
What are you most excited to help DSAGT accomplish in 2022?
Navigating the pandemic has been hard and I think we have done a good job of still operating
as an organization. There has been some really hard work happening behind the scenes and I
am excited for the brand new programs and services that will be offered to our families. I am
especially excited for the programing geared towards welcoming on new families because I
want them to know from the moment they get that diagnosis there is community waiting for
them. Also, I am excited for the programming we will be planning for our teens and young
adults. I hope we can bring some families back that may have not been involved for the past
Why do you think it’s important for individuals to volunteer with DSAGT?
One of my favorite quotes is, “Act as if what you do makes a difference – it does.” Whether you
join the DSAGT Board, a committee, or volunteer at a single event – it will all have a lasting
impact on the lives of our families and on yours. The great thing about DSAGT is that you also
do not have to be local to Ohio or Michigan to volunteer. There are numerous ways you can
support our community all you have to do is ask how.
What are some of your favorite things to do in your free time?
I love to travel. My family and friends live through the country so I spend the majority of my
free time traveling to them or showing them around the newest city I have moved to. When I
am not traveling I am volunteering, it is how I feel reenergized after a stressful week.
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