Board Member

Why I am a board member

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The way I came to know the Arc and the Foundation is a bit different.  I was very close with my aunt who dedicated her professional life to working with individuals with disabilities.  Sadly, she passed away at a young age from breast cancer.  Joining the Arc team and the Foundation Board is my way to help in the field she loved so dearly and to continue her legacy. Working as an employee benefits consultant, I have the opportunity to meet many different people.  A few years ago I met Dave Rizzari.  We came to know each other and through …

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Board member influenced by sister and friend

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My inspiration for getting involved with the Arc Foundation’s Board of Directors came from my desire to grow my professional network and get more involved in the community.  I didn’t know much about the Arc of Monroe but I had experience with close family and friends who had disabilities.  As an adult, my sister became disabled with mental illness.  My childhood influences were the many neighbors who were our family’s friends.   Particularly, the family next door had a daughter with a disability who was my age.  From an early age I became aware of the struggles and difficulties that face …