My Civic Involvement
I have volunteered for many organizations throughout my adult life. I was a volunteer tutor for elementary school students when I was in high school and college. More recently, I have mentored two students throughout their high school careers as part of Chester County Futures, a program which provides academic support and mentoring to enable disadvantaged youth to succeed in school and make it to college. I am proud to say that my first mentee went on to graduate from Cabrini College and get her teaching certificate, and is now teaching school right here in Chester County.
For more than 15 years, I have been an alumni interviewer for Columbia University, interviewing high school seniors who are applying there. Meeting so many wonderful students from local school districts has provided me with helpful insights into how our schools are preparing our kids for the future.
I have served as vice president of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Greater Philadelphia chapter, and was honored to be on the Board of Directors of this 800+ group of local women who come together to further their professional development and foster networks that promote women in business.
I have also been active in my synagogue’s social action committee, where I have interacted with shelter residents, played bingo with veterans at the VA hospital and delivered food packages to seniors in need, as well as volunteering in the religious school. I served on the synagogue’s board of directors in the past, including at a pivotal time when we decided to raise funds and invest in a building of our own. I was a Girl Scout troop leader when my daughter was younger, and when I lived in France, I was vice president of my city’s French-American club.
I love to experience new places and travel with my family, and look forward to a post-pandemic world where I can do that again. I try to maintain an active lifestyle, and enjoy hiking on our beautiful local trails and swimming at the Upper Main Line Y. I am an avid reader and am in 2 local book clubs. Cooking is also a favorite past-time.