I came to volunteer at HTCNE in 1985 when my first son was born. Throughout the years, I have worked in each program but the medical teams abroad program has always been where my heart is. I feel honored to work with the greatest group of people- both medical team personnel, office staff, and Foreign hosts. It is so rewarding to send these teams out and see the end-results in how many children we were able to help versus bringing in one child at a time. The gratification is to see how our team changed their life! This organization has changed my life and I feel privileged to have such a rewarding job!
With a Masters Degree in Education, I spent seven years teaching – three years in Walden, NY and four years in Spangdahlem, Germany. While living four years in Zaragoza, Spain, I taught English as a Second Language to Spanish military officers and their families. I also taught English as a Second Language for the Connecticut Literacy Volunteers of America – teaching students from Colombia, Yemen, & France. Since 2007, I have enjoyed working in Healing the Children’s International Inbound and Medical Trips Abroad programs.