PLAN INVOLVEMENT: I joined the Board in January 2016 and became Treasurer in May 2016. As Treasurer, I chair the Finance Committee and together we help Stacy plan for the future while managing the financial needs of the present. Since PLAN’s mission involves providing services over our clients’ lifetimes, our horizon for planning is much further out than most organizations making our job both challenging but also very interesting.
BACKGROUND: I am a scientist, who has spent time in academia and industry, retiring after 30 years with Procter & Gamble in 2015. My areas of expertise are microbiology, environmental science, and product safety.
WHY PLAN: When I was a child growing up, my parents cared for my younger sister, who was severely mentally and physically disabled, so I know first hand the challenges and worries a family faces caring for a child with disabilities.
FUN FACT ABOUT ME: In January 1984, I became a member of the Lake Vanda Swim Club when I was in the area conducting research on microorganisms that live inside rocks as part of the U.S. Antarctic Research Program.