How did you become familiar with STARS?
I first became familiar with STARS a number of years ago through fellow board member, Jennifer Alewelt. Jen invited me to a STARS fundraiser where my husband and I attended and loved learning more about the organization.
How did your passion for STARS turn into a Board position?
During the pandemic, I didn’t have an opportunity to serve the community as much as I would like. When I learned there were open board positions, I immediately requested to join as I knew about STARS and wanted to be a part of an amazing organization.
What sets STARS apart from the other Valley nonprofits helping individuals with developmental disabilities?
I love that STARS is a local organization, focused on serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities right here in the Valley. I also love the focus on developing a second family for the individuals STARS serves.