Retired Oncology nurse from PIH. Lived in Whittier for over 40 years raising a family. Parent and advocate of an autistic son who is in the REACH Supported Living Program. I served as a past president of WAPADH/REACH. As a a parent of a child with special needs I have served to support and advocate for families of children giving all individuals an opportunity to be independednt, help to advocate for themselves and have a voice. Serving on the the REACH Board of Directors has given me an opportunity to be part of creating and changing lives. The biggest reward is knowing that everyone together has made a difference and we continute to grow. Serving others is for the heart and lives changed is the ultimate reward of service.