I joined the Norwich BPW in 1989 and have served in various positions at the Local, Region and State levels. I might not have served in these capacities were it not for the support of the BPW, now NYSW, members at these same Local, Region, and State levels. This organization proves to be a great sisterhood of sharing; with an understanding of the issues facing working women. Being a member has helped me to achieve a new level self confidence and has provided me with special friends, mentors and supporters.
The Chenango County ARC accepted me to its staff in 1977 as the Bookkeeper and I am currently the VP of Administration & Finance. This agency serves approximately 300 developmentally disabled individuals throughout Chenango County. These individuals are enrolled in one or more of the programs offered which include a Sheltered Workshop, Residential Services, Day Habilitation Programs, Dental Services, Social Work, Nutritional guidance.
I am also a member of the Financial Managers Association of Eastern and Central New York of which I have also served as Secretary. This is an organization working to bring information and support to non-for profit agencies that serve the developmentally disabled population of New York State.