Ardsley, Pennsylvania is where I am from and I come from a large family of eight children. I am number six, but the first girl, followed by two more sisters.
I met my husband when I was 15, married at 18 and still happily married with 2 grown children, 7 grandchildren-so far! I had lived in that area all my life… Until 2013 when we moved to Lower, Slower, Milton, Delaware.
Why I work here
I came to NFI in 2006 from the corporate world where what matters most, of course, is the bottom line. Before working here, I never realized the depth of negative impact father absence has on our society. Nor did I realize how much positive impact an involved father can have on the life of his child. NFI shows that fathers play a key role in the family and supports the fact that fathers are irreplaceable in the life of their child. My new bottom line? To do all in my power to help individuals and organizations support families and equip fathers so that “every child grows up in a home with an involved, responsible and committed father.” There is just no turning back.
My proudest accomplishment at NFI
Working on the Capacity Building Initiative and seeing grassroots organizations that we worked with develop, grow, and sustain their fatherhood programs beyond their own (and even my) expectations. Many of these 120 organizations that, in a sense, didn’t know where to begin, have garnered continued funding and support. Ten of them were part of the federal funding directed for Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood in 2011 and overall the project represented over $35 million + dollars in additional or sustained funding for these organizations!
Something you don’t know about me
My family and I have been on numerous mission trips to various cities in the U.S. and even other countries. Mixing and pouring cement, painting and repair, working with medical teams, even getting in the middle of a coup d'état! It has been a great opportunity to grow together, build faith, recognize and appreciate our many blessings, and mostly to appreciate this great, great nation!