The Arc of Monroe announces two new members to its Board of Directors: Tori Campbell and Jennifer Shoemaker.
Tori Campbell of Rochester has received services at The Arc of Monroe for the past six years. Most recently she was part of the MCC Experience program, a higher education transitional service that prepares participants for eventual community employment. Campbell took classes with traditional MCC students. People learn relevant, marketable employment skills and acquire vocational internship and volunteer experience in various departments on and off MCC campus.
She’s looking forward to helping The Arc, and representing the people The Arc supports.
“I believe everybody needs a voice,” she said. “If somebody’s not really sure how to use their voice, people like me come in. People are smart – we can do anything we set our mind to. We’re capable of doing a lot of stuff.”
Jennifer Shoemaker of Rochester is partner at Underberg & Kessler LLP where she is a member of the litigation department, representing private and public sector clients in a variety of litigation and employment matters. She also practices family law. Shoemaker has a long history with The Arc of Monroe. She has done legal work for The Arc for the past 14 years, and has had the opportunity to “really get to know everyone in administration” thanks to interacting, training and seminars with the staff.
“There’s such a passion around the mission at The Arc,” she said. “Everyone you meet is just so invested. I’ve spent a lot of time over the years helping out at The Arc during ‘Make a Difference’ day or doing clean-up at the residential homes. I’m really happy to be joining.”