My role as Administrative Assistant at NYS-AIMH has been a perfect fit for my life experiences and work history. After receiving a Bachelors in Social Work, I spent time working with at-risk youth in a variety of settings before leaving to raise a family and assist with a family business. Later, as the membership coordinator for the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the opportunity arose to interact with volunteers and visitors while also managing databases, mailings, annual appeals and computer network updates. I also served as the NYS Sign Association secretary for many years, creating newsletters, organizing events and tracking memberships. In early 2021, I became the Administrative Assistant at NYS-AIMH and have been privileged to support their impactful work with families and children. The support of our team and the encouragement to master new skills keeps me optimistic about the long range success of this young organization with giant dreams.