Hello friends. It is with very mixed emotions that I write this today. After 18 memorable years with this remarkable organization, my time here is coming to an end. I have learned so much first as an intern…then as a fledgling part-time employee…then as Program Director…and finally as Executive Director. I am confident that nowhere else could I have gotten such a wide range of experience, or encountered so many amazing people.
People like the ABCs support group…the Play it Again for Charity hockey fans…the Garden Spot Motorcycle Club members…Refunds for Research grant recipients…and the folks at Bill Martel Racing to name a few.
People like the incomparable staff: Dolores, Tricia, Jen, Kim, Carol, Kristen, Natalie, Kevin, Sarah, Jessie, and the many interns who have worked with us over the years. You make it a joy to come to work every day. And I’ve never laughed as hard as I have with all of you.
And people like Pat Halpin-Murphy. A more effective leader one will never find. She is a trailblazer, an innovator, and is never at a loss for how to better this organization. She taught me to never take “no” for an answer. She taught me the power of being positive. And she taught me that a hug can absolutely be transmitted through the phone lines.
It has been an honor working for all of you, and I know that one day the cure to this disease will be found. And I know that the PBCC will be at the forefront. It’s where we belong.
With fond memories,