New Job

Those of you who follow me on FaceBook and/or LinkedIn might have seen something posted late last Friday night, a status update of sorts, but I’ll make a note of it here for the rest of you, since it is something that I post about at times – after almost four years with Homes for Families, I’ve left to take a new position. Beginning today, I’m the Director of Finance and Administration for the ALS Association Golden West Chapter.

This was not a move that I made lightly or without a great deal of soul searching. I loved the work that H4F has done and continues to do. Just look back at some of the posts that I’ve done here, for the Builder’s Ball, the WE Build, going Over The Edge, and the recent “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” build, among others. I have many friends there and I truly wish nothing but the best for all of them and for the company.

But when I was contacted by a recruiter I thought it a prudent move to at least be aware of what other options might be available. When I found another organization with a fantastic mission helping people, and organization that truly went out of its way to not just see whether or not I was right for them but if they were right for me, it was an opportunity that I couldn’t in good conscience pass on.

The move explains a great deal of whatever discombobulation you might have seen on this site in the past five or six weeks. This was not an easy decision, and I’ve been putting in a lot of time to tie up as many loose ends at H4F as possible before my departure. There’s been some lost sleep…

Now I’m diving in at the Golden West Chapter and after one day I’m spinning, but in a good way. As expected, there are a gazillion new things to learn, people to meet, names to remember, and last but not least, the lock code to the men’s room to remember!

So far, so good.

It’s adventure time!


Filed under ALSA Golden West, Homes4Families

2 responses to “New Job

  1. Congratulations! I hope you settle in quickly and have lovely new workcolleagues. What does ALS do?

    and… relax!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jemima, ALS is “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,” a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It’s often known as Lew Gehrig’s Disease, after the famous baseball player who had his career cut short by the disease in 1939, killing him in 1941. The non-profit I’m working for is the California-Hawaii chapter for the national organization that is funding research to find a cure as well as provide support for people dealing with the disease.


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