What is your current employment and what types of responsibilities do youmost often fulfill for your career? What do you like about your career best?
My current employment is a Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Nursing Professor at Davenport University. I am often fulfilling responsibilities of medical care for children by utilizing critical thinking skills and being proactive in my decisions and thought process. The thing I love most about my career is the fact that I get to see life begin and life end.
What do you consider to be your three greatest assets?
Compassion, Confidence, and Energy. My entire life has been spent caring for others -- My Family, My Friends,and My Community of Wyandotte. When I need to get something done, I always have done it myself, which has helped me grow in confidence and realize that I truly can do whatever I put my mind to. The energy I have is consistent; each and every day I rise early and have a list of what needs to be accomplished. I often go from sunup to sundown each day and have a hard time sitting still.
What is the most important role of the position you are running for?
I think the most important role of District Director is to unify their District. While we are a State Organization with Local Chapters and Districts, many members have no clue what the organization has to offer outside of their Chapter. I think it is important to educate those members and plan many events throughout the year that help that unification. One person may not be able to change the world, but shoulder to shoulder, we can make a difference.
Are there any new ideas or programs you would like to implement?
I would like to implement in District 4 is monthly Presidential dinners, meetings, and trainings, which can vary from in-person to online, so we can utilize a variety of ways to appeal to everyone throughout the year. I would also like to hold a District Social each quarter, along with District trainings, offered by pairing two chapters together to create the training, whether it be JCI related or individual development.
What do you think is the greatest need of this organization right now?
I think the greatest need for JCI right now is to have a professional and diverse appearance to the outside. People do not join an organization, people join people. The image that we portray on the outside and in the social media world is essential to the continued success of our organization.
What inspired you to seek the position you are running for?
Chris Crawford and Angela Wolf are two people who have inspired me to run for this position. Having the two past District 4 directors implement new initiatives will allow myself to tie both of their visions together to continue the success of chapters in our district.