Why I serve on the Board for the YWCA: I joined the staff of Genesee Health System in May of 1997 as a Case Manager. My responsibilities included working with adults on an individual basis to assist with their needs including matching them up with appropriate services and programs, establish appropriate support systems, or to provide crisis intervention. In 2011 I took on a new position as a Wraparound Facilitator for children. l facilitate meetings with various systems involved in the care of the speciﬁc child and/or their families including the school district or juvenile courts to ensure that the child and family receive needed services and supports. I obtained my education from both the University of Michigan - Flint and Michigan State University. I obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Clinical Community Psychology in August of 1995 from U of M. After gaining valuable work experience and putting my degree to use, I furthered my education in 2011 at MSU and obtained a Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work. My experiences and education have assisted in the success I've achieved at Genesee Health System. My love of people is what continues to drive me towards the better good of our community. I have a passion for helping the Flint Community. I am a long term resident of Flint and am vested in the community. My employment with Genesee Health System has helped me to play an active role in ensuring and promoting Hope and Help in the Community. Therefore it seemed quite natural to partner with the YMCA and give of my time and expertise in order to assist them with empowering women and eliminating racism. My Hope for the Future: My hope for the future would be to make an impact on the lives of the women and children that the YWCA Serves. I would hope that in doing so that the women we serve will be able to overcome their trials and tribulations to become more productive citizens of our society.