What motivated you to join CHHA?
I was approached by former CHHA National Executive Director Christopher Sutton to do some volunteer work at CHHA. I was going through some challenging times, and I needed to find something to do to keep me busy. Christopher approached me with the volunteer role with CHHA, and it was just what I needed. I love being part of the association and offer my broad range of skills and creative interests too! It has been a gratifying experience. It was just the boost I needed.
What’s your current position and how long have you been in this position? I have been with CHHA now for over year and a half. My position is National Volunteer. I support where ever I am needed..and it's so much fun!
What is your favourite part about volunteering?
It isn't easy to pick just one. I enjoy all the responsibilities I feel like I am part of the team... that I am staff. Before Covid I had an opportunity to attend a few events with CHHA. It was great! It was a chance for me to do a little networking and learn more too. I have also been involved with the CHHA Scholarship program. It was such a great experience and something I was very proud to coordinate.
What is your vision for CHHA?
I want to see CHHA recognized even more. We have so much information and great resources available at CHHA and I look forward to more opportunities as we grow.
CHHA is indeed fortunate to have someone as dedicated as Mary to be part of our ranks. Thank you for all you do!
Update: Mary is still recovering post surgery and wants to let everyone know she looks forward to coming back to her role. We wish Mary all the best and can't wait to have her back to the office. Sending Mary virtual hugs. We love her positive energy!