MaLisa Umstead, Founder and CEO
Favorite Quote: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
Favorite Activity: Spending time with my husband and 4 kids
Where You Can Find Her on Weekends: Boating with family & friends
Office Superlative: The person who has incredible ideas, often coming all at one time, that will positively impact our organization for years to come!
Office Superpower: Planning Expert
Dawn Ferrer, Executive Director
Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelo
Favorite Activity: Spending time at the beach
Where You Can Find Her on Weekends: walking her dog at the beach, hanging with friends, planting flowers, and listening to live music.
Office Superlative: The Fashionista Award- the person who can be found in heels come rain or shine, is always dressed to impress, and always looks fabulous from head to toe!
Office Superpower: Training Expert
Morgann Kauffman, Program Director
Favorite Quote: “Here’s what is truly at the heart of wholeheartedness: Worthy now. Not if, not when, we’re worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.” – Brené Brown
Favorite Activity: Spending time with her husband and their two children
Where You Can Find Her on Weekends: Beach, Plant Nurseries, Nature Trails, Coffee Shops
Office Superlative: The First Responder Award- the person who is always ready to go when needed, puts our fires, is the first to run when voices get loud, and is the go-to person in our office in times of need!
Office Superpower: Social Media Expert
Kathleen Peters, Director of Charitable Giving
Favorite Quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
Favorite Activity: Going hiking and spending time outdoors
Where You Can Find Her on Weekends: At home gardening, watching a scary movie, baking, or reading a book
Office Superlative: Perfect Posture Award – the person who would make any chiropractor proud and is a great role model for all the “slouchers” in our office!
Office Superpower: Grants Expert
Olivia Adkins, Director of Finance and Administration
Favorite Quote: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan
Favorite Activity: Spending time with her husband, their five children and two dogs
Where You Can Find Her on Weekends: Soccer Field, Softball Field, Beach, Coffee Shop
Office Superlative: The Duct Tape Award- the person who is Mrs. Fix-It in our office and can utilize Google to find a fix to any problem that may arise!
Office Superpower: Accounts Expert